Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Safe?

Since a 2002 study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer, women have been looking for other ways to treat menopausal symptoms. One option that’s gaining popularity is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses … [Read more...]

More Sex Primes for Pregnancy, New Research Suggests

There are various schools of thought about how to help couples conceive—two new studies published in Fertility and Sterility and Physiology and Behavior suggest that the more sex you have at anytime during your cycle, the more likely you are to get pregnant. The studies, both conducted by … [Read more...]

New Study Regarding Menopausal Women and Low Heart Attack Risk

According to a recent study published in the American Journal Heart Association, menopausal women have a lower heart attack risk than men.  However, these findings were show to be not as prominent in African American women. It has often be assumed in the medical community that women going through … [Read more...]

Women May Soon Have Access to Libido Boosting Drug

Although Viagra has for years now made headlines as being the cure to suppressed male sexual performance, there hasn't been anything quite like it available for women. That may soon change though as the FDA Advisory committee voted 16-1 to recommend the drug flibanserin to the FDA. Although the … [Read more...]

Does Eating Baby’s Placenta Really Have Benefits?

You may have heard of a strange but growing trend – consuming your baby's placenta after birth. Touted by some celebrities, midwives and doulas, eating placenta – either raw, cooked or dried and encapsulated – has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Women rave about rapid recovery … [Read more...]

New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Help Lower Cancer Recurrence

A recent study published on April 28th of this year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has concluded that women with cancer who breast-fed their babies were less likely to get a recurring case of cancer or die from the disease than women who did not breastfeed. Marilyn Kwan, research … [Read more...]

Frequent Hot Flashes Can Last 7 Years or More, Researchers Find

A recent study by researchers at Wake Forest University confirms what postmenopausal women have already known for decades: that hot flashes can last for years.  Despite women reporting up to 10 years of hot flashes, leading medical institutes – including the North American Menopause Society – assert … [Read more...]

New, Inexpensive IUD Gains FDA Approval

In the past few years, Intrauterine Devices (IUDS) have grown increasingly popular with women because of their no-maintenance, long acting and reversible nature.  One downfall of IUDs, however, is that they can be prohibitively costly – from five hundred dollars to several thousand. That sticker … [Read more...]

Women With PCOS at Higher Risk for Health Complications

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that affects a woman's hormonal balance and is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. While why the disease occurs is not very well understood, doctors do know that PCOS is an indicator that a woman has a higher risk for other health … [Read more...]

HPV Vaccination NOT linked to Increased Risky Sex Behaviors in Teens

We all want our daughters to make good decisions, and to protect them the best we can from the risks of teenage life, including unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While parents want to provide their daughters with the best protection available, some parents think that … [Read more...]