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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

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

5 Things That Sabotage Your Sleep
5 Things That Sabotage Your Sleep

Sleep is important to health, hormone levels, moods, weight and more. Yet, many of us toss and turn, yearning for sleep. Here are 5 tips to help you sleep.

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.

Fertility-Boosting Foods
Fertility-Boosting Foods

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

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.

Menopause and Sleep: What's the Connection?
Menopause and Sleep: What's the Connection?

If you're a woman in midlife, you may find yourself tossing and turning and waking up multiple times each night. The problem may be related to menopause.

How to Get the Clear Skin You've Always Wanted
How to Get the Clear Skin You've Always Wanted

While some women have a naturally glowing, perfect complexion, most of us do not. Here are some tips for treating your skin right.

A Fun Fashionista Day at The Met Costume Exhibition
A Fun Fashionista Day at The Met Costume Exhibition

Costume exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a study in the duality of design—and a feast for the eyes.

Letter to a NICU Mom
Letter to a NICU Mom

One mom of a NICU baby shares her encouragement with other new NICU moms.

Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients
Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients

Kids who skip breakfast may not get recommended amounts of nutrients such as calcium and iron, British researchers suggest.

Find the Gym That Fits Your Needs
Find the Gym That Fits Your Needs

In choosing a gym to fit your needs, look at the staffing and types of equipment and classes and consider practical matters like convenience.

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

It may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right stuff, but be sure to read the label or you could still get burned.

Yoga May Help Ease Depression
Yoga May Help Ease Depression

If you've ever taken a yoga class, you probably know that it can help relax your body and your mind. Now, several new studies suggest that practicing yoga may also ease depression.

5 Easy Ways to Curb Mindless Snacking
5 Easy Ways to Curb Mindless Snacking

Mindless snacking takes no effort, but resisting it does take a little effort. Try these 5 easy ways to curb mindless snacking.

Americans Feel the Strain and Stress of Work
Americans Feel the Strain and Stress of Work

Tough schedules, hard physical labor, hazards, harassment and stress in the workplace are widespread among American workers, survey finds.

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Pregnant Mothers With Sleep Disorders
Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Pregnant Mothers With Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth.

5 Simple Daily Strategies to Supercharge Your Energy
5 Simple Daily Strategies to Supercharge Your Energy

As women, we often place ourselves last on the totem pole, and we shouldn't. Because a happy momma is a good momma.

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.