Latest Women's Health Shows

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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How Men’s Sperm Can Affect Pregnancy

May 8, 2018

From eating healthy diets to preparing the incubator, there are many things recommended to women to do before they get pregnant to have a healthy baby. But it takes two to make a baby, so what about the men? Recent research has shown that genes encoded in men’s sperm can be modifed by the ...

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New Utah Law Increases Women's Access to Birth Control

May 3, 2018

States with the least access to family planning have the highest rates of unplanned pregnancies and maternal deaths. Starting May 18th, Utah will become one of a few states that allow women the option to get their birth control prescriptions renewed and refilled by a pharmacist, rather than a ...

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High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy

Apr 26, 2018

Having high blood pressure can contribute to miscarriages. Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Paker Jones discusses some important things women should consider about their health before trying to get pregnant....

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