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Learn how we advocate for women's health safety and access.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.

Fertility-Boosting Foods
Fertility-Boosting Foods

Trying to get pregnant? Learn how smart eating can help fertility and pregnancy, Get food ideas and more.

How to Effectively Use Your Birth Control Pills
How to Effectively Use Your Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are effective at preventing pregnancy if you use your contraceptives correctly and consistently.

The Benefits of Bike Riding
The Benefits of Bike Riding

You don't have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding your bike more and driving your car less. Bike riding gives you a terrific workout with lots of interest and fun to keep you going.

10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It
10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It

This condition is not typically diagnosed but could be affecting the health of many people.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?
What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?

If you have low sex drive, you may have a form of female sexual dysfunction called hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter
Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter

Although teen pregnancies have declined among girls 15 to 17 years old, there's still room for improvement. Talk to your teenager about safe sex practices and the possibility of birth control.

The Best Fruits for Weight Loss
The Best Fruits for Weight Loss

The fiber and water in fruits can help you feel full and make it easier to manage your weight. Plus, fruits provide lots of other nutrients to help keep you healthy.

Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating
Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

Want to help your kids make healthy food choices when you're not with them? Make every meal at home a lesson in good nutrition.

The Top 10 Men's Health Issues
The Top 10 Men's Health Issues

Men die at higher rates than women and, on average, die younger than women. So, what are the causes and what can men do about it?

How to Break Bad Eating Habits
How to Break Bad Eating Habits

Take this healthy step for yourself.

How to Manage Common Causes of Stress
How to Manage Common Causes of Stress

Learn how to avoid stress by identifying its main sources. 


How to Determine the Best Exercise Intensity For You
How to Determine the Best Exercise Intensity For You

Most adults should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit.

5 Small Steps Toward Becoming a Morning Person
5 Small Steps Toward Becoming a Morning Person

You may not suddenly switch from night owl to early riser, but here are some tips to make it easier to get out of bed in the morning.

Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Most Americans want to be in better shape, but few are putting in the work to get there, a new survey shows.

FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label
FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label

The launch of an updated "nutrition facts" panel on foods, developed during the Obama administration, will now be delayed.

6 Problems You Can Sleep Away Tonight
6 Problems You Can Sleep Away Tonight

Ever wonder if sleep and weight loss are connected? They are. And so are these other issues. 


15-Minute Cardio Workout You Can Do Anywhere
15-Minute Cardio Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This cardio workout is great when you’re on the road, pressed for time and have no access to traditional exercise equipment.

Meditation Reverses DNA Reactions That Cause Stress
Meditation Reverses DNA Reactions That Cause Stress

The physical and mental health benefits of pursuits like yoga and meditation begin in your genes.

How to Join a CSA Farm Share
How to Join a CSA Farm Share

Get plenty of locally grown fresh produce each week with a CSA farm share.

What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts
What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts

Until there is a better understanding of genital warts, how can we expect to reduce the prevalence of this common STD?

Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory
Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory

A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age

Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.

Signs You Need Glasses
Signs You Need Glasses

Vision changes, so it's important to see an eye care professional if you experience any signs of vision problems. You may just need glasses.

The Best Nuts for Weight Loss
The Best Nuts for Weight Loss

Many varieties of nuts are associated with weight loss and other health benefits, so try adding some—in moderation—to your diet.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Steer Clear of Falling
Steer Clear of Falling

Falls can be more serious as we get older, so take steps to improve your balance and remove causes of falls from your home.

Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do
Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do

According to a new expert study, men don’t seek support to deal with the end of a relationship.

12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists
12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists

Fitness professionals and registered dietitians stay on track because they arm themselves with these effective daily habits.

The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss
The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss

Some teas can help you shed pounds. Find out how teas can play a role in helping slim your waistline and other health benefits.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.