Rita Wilson Is on a Mission

Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, contracted COVID-19 in March; now she's partnered with the American Nurses Association to urge Americans to get their flu shot

Prevention & Screenings

Support for PAP and HPV Testing Together Continues to Grow

Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.

Created With Support

What You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing

These tests look for problems that could signal birth defects or genetic diseases, and the results can help you make the most informed decisions before and after you deliver.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Tips for a Better Colonoscopy

Colonoscopies are essential to preventing colon cancer, but the prep is never fun. Here are some tips for making sure the preparation goes well—and you don't have to repeat it.

Menopause & Aging Well

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer

Without screening, colon cancer can be in an advanced stage before it is discovered. Generally, the earlier colon cancer is found the easier it is to treat.

Menopause & Aging Well

Some Unfinished Business for This Congress: Pass the Donut Hole Fix in the Medicare Part D Program

Congress’s must fix the impending "out-of-pocket cliff" for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program that could severely harm 44 million Americans.

Menopause & Aging Well

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

Real Women, Real Stories

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to what could soon be the first gene therapy to be marketed in the United States.

Your Health

Women's Health Screenings After 65

Sometimes even health care professionals are uncertain how to advise older women about mammograms and Pap tests. Here are some guidelines.

Your Health

Should You Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?

Though testing for two genes that raise breast cancer risk has been around for decades, a new survey finds many high-risk women don't get the test, often because they aren't told to by their doctors.

Your Health

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is used to confirm the presence of genetic diseases, as well as to measure your risk of developing a disease or of passing along a genetic disorder to a child.Today, there are hundreds of genetic tests, some of them for relatively common disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, and others for very rare diseases. A genetic test is fundamentally different from other kinds of diagnostic tests you might take. Indeed, a whole new field, genetic counseling, has grown up around the need to help incorporate family history and genetic testing into modern health care.

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