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A new statistical analysis finds that women under age 50 who were diagnosed with breast cancer were also more likely to have recently been on some versions of the Pill.
A study that aimed to redeem the use of menopausal hormone therapy to reduce heart disease failed to show it prevents hardening of coronary arteries in women soon after menopause.
Personal Trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman show you how to improve your strength and stability with lunges, planks and squats. Dietician Beth Smith offers some tips for healthy eating along the boardwalk.
When the number of cesarean deliveries in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Health Network spiked last year, obstetrical department leaders issued new guidelines on when to perform them and began monitoring doctors' individual cesarean delivery rates.
Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don't, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best.
If you're looking for another runner to pace you in a marathon, ask a woman. She's more likely to hold an even pace for the entire race than a man, according to two recent studies that looked at race performances.
Every working breastfeeding mother has had it happen at least once: You're on a break, ready to pump, when you discover you forgot a crucial piece of equipment.
Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests
For years, I have encouraged ordinary women to embrace weight training and its many benefits.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman guide you through foam rolling techniques and active vs. dynamic stretching exercises to add to your warm up routine.
For many of us, the long, cold winter challenged our ability to maintain our fitness goals. With warmer weather now upon us, it's time to start thinking about sleeveless shirts, shorts and teeny bikinis.
Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests
Controlling eating habits
Be strict about when it's forbidden
But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity
Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds
Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say
Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal
Experts share childproofing advice
If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development
To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say
Here's a list of health benefits
Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study