Latest Women's Health Shows

I'm Tired All the Time – Am I Normal?

Jun 7, 2018

For some women, waking up in the morning can be a real struggle, even if they think they had a good night's rest. Majority of people sleep less than the amount they actually need and feeling tired the next day is normal. But just because it's normal doesn't mean it's good for your health. Dr. Kirtly...

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Why Am I Gaining Weight After Giving Birth?

Jun 5, 2018

For many American women, changes in weight are often punctuated by pregnancy. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones shares some simple changes in lifestyle that she has observed in other cultures. She also offers suggestions and guidelines that new and expectant mothers might adopt into ...

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Is Drinking Coffee During Pregnancy Bad for My Baby?

May 31, 2018

Research shows caffeine is a stressor in pregnancy, and babies with stress in the uterus are more likely to have health problems as children and adults, one of those problems being overweight. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about why large amounts of caffeine intake during pregnancy can restrict ...

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Women Should Rest for a Month After Childbirth—Myth or Fact?

May 29, 2018

Until about 100 years ago, 1 in 10 women died in childbirth. And the period after childbirth was equally delicate. If women survived a difficult birth, they often were left weak and anemic. The same mothers then would have to provide milk for their babies. In the Chinese culture, women are told to ...

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Mental Trauma Can Impact Your Physical Health

May 24, 2018

Women react differently to trauma than men do, and the long-term effects of trauma can bring on complicated health consequences. Violence and abuse, specifically, are associated with chronic illnesses that can decrease one's lifespan—but many with trauma don't seek help. Women's health expert Dr. ...

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My Breasts Are Different Sizes – Am I Normal?

May 15, 2018

From Downton Abbey to “Abby Normal”— Dr. Kirtly Jones explains the variations in women’s breasts and how cultural, ethnic, and developmental differences influence the perceptions of what constitutes normal. She gives suggestions and guidelines for those who may want to change the size of one...

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Your Healthcare Should Be Different... Because You're a Woman

May 10, 2018

Men are treated one way for heart attacks, women another. Why is that? From treatment to triage, a patient’s sex and gender has a large impact on their health and how they are treated. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones sits down with Dr. Leslie Halpern to discuss how biology and social...

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