In the fight against breast cancer, there's a new tool that can help with early detection: genetic testing.
Along with annual mammograms and monthly breast self-exams, women who are at high risk for breast cancer may be advised by their physician to consider genetic testing for the two breast cancer genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2.
Here are some red flags that could indicate you should consider getting tested:
Any man who knows a woman, knows that women can get moody. Is it normal? I think it is. Women on the whole are more emotional and usually experience things deeply into their hearts. That is why they can easily get mad, sad, frustrated, agitated, irate and grumpy.
Welcome, friends! I am so pleased to share with you today an interview with Alisa Vitti, a holistic health counselor and functional nutritionist.
It's estimated that more than 11 million women use oral contraceptives (aka "the pill") in the U.S. alone. It's hard to believe but it wasn't always easily accessible. During the 60's, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) were illegal in eight states, and it wasn't until years later that the benefits of birth control were recognized by the FDA.
In addition to preventing pregnancy, birth control pills are also commonly used to treat a whole host of problems including severe cramps, irregular periods, and acne.
Too often, moms have a bad habit of putting our needs on the back burner. We care for everybody in our lives except ourselves - and ladies, this needs to stop!
Healthy, happy moms make better, more productive moms, so let's help each other, encourage one another and lift each other up. I know life can seem overwhelming, and I sometimes want to throw in the towel too. But I've realize when I’m feeling stressed and incapable, it’s because I've neglected myself and I’m drained.
Most people assume improving your health and happiness is going to take a ton of work and a lot of time. Yes, it will take work (well worth the effort), but more importantly it takes a commitment to improve your life.
Lady Gaga’s tour operators, Live Nation, announced February 14, 2013 that she would be cancelling the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury.
As a physical therapist for women’s health, this headline immediately got my attention. And because hip labral injury diagnosis is on the increase, you should be interested too.
Two American women. Both victims of relationship violence. Two horrifying photos.
Four years ago, on the eve of the 2009 Grammys, the world learned that one of our most famous young pop stars, Rihanna, had been viciously beaten by her boyfriend, Chris Brown, in his automobile.
While I was getting ready this morning in front of the mirror, I became extremely aware of the scar that now extends across my neck.