Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

We've come a long way, but disparities still exist

Policy

Experts Discuss the Future of Women’s Health After a Historic Election

HealthyWomen's "Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court" looks at the role each branch may play in the year to come

Expert Perspectives

Racial Discrimination Ages Black Americans Faster, According to A 25-year-long Study of Families

New research shows that people who experienced high levels of racial discrimination as teenagers had significantly higher levels of depression in their 20s, and accelerated aging on a cellular level

Your Health

The Connection Between Obesity and COVID-19

People with obesity face greater risk of developing many diseases, including Covid-19. Here's how to begin your weight loss journey.

Nutrition & Movement

Ending Pandemic-Era Telehealth Coverage Fails American Women

Why policymakers must permanently expand Medicare coverage for telehealth visits

Policy

‘All You Want Is to Be Believed’: The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

Latino and Black patients are less likely to receive pain medications or get referred for advanced care than white patients with the same complaints

Your Health

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

One pediatric surgeon helps 10,000 get COVID-19 tests by becoming their "doctor on record"

Access & Affordability

The Breast Cancer Burden for Black Women

Black women are less likely to develop breast cancer but face a higher risk of early occurrence and death. Here's how to improve the odds.

Prevention & Screenings

Suffering From Chronic Pain as a Black Woman

Bias can lead to disparities in diagnosis and treatment of Black women with chronic pain

Chronic Care Issues

Black Women Turn to Midwives to Avoid COVID and ‘Feel Cared For’

Fear of the pandemic and historically poor outcomes for Black women giving birth in hospitals is fuelling a demand for home births.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Lessons From How the Polio Vaccine Went From the Lab to the Public That Americans Can Learn From Today

The most significant biomedical advance of the past century had a rocky start, but ultimately the polio vaccine led to the disease being eradicated.

Science and Technology

Chadwick Boseman’s Death From Colorectal Cancer Underscores an Alarming Increase in Cases Among Younger Adults as Well as Health Gaps for African Americans

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 following a four-year battle against colorectal cancer underscores two important public health concerns.

Your Health

HealthyWomen Statement on Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act (SB 4397)

Sen. Kamala Harris recently introduced legislation to support uterine fibroids research and education.

Your Care

What Is Race-Based Medicine?

Biased medical practices go back to the country's founding, and they hurt people of color.

Your Care