Latest Women's Health Shows

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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Practicing Kindness Can Keep You Healthy

Mar 29, 2018

Being kind is good for your health. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about why practicing kindness can lead to a happier, healthier life, and discusses some simple ways to practice being kind that can improve your overall wellbeing....

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Women More Likely to Experience Drug Addiction

Mar 22, 2018

Approximately 4.5 million women in the U.S. have some sort of drug abuse problem. And studies estimate that women are more likely to experience chronic pain and anxiety than men, and become addicted more quickly than men if they are prescribed opioids. Women's health specialist Dr. Kirtly Parker ...

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No, Sleeping on Your Back Does NOT Necessarily Increase Stillbirth

Mar 8, 2018

A recent British study suggests women who sleep on their back during the third trimester are at higher risk of stillbirth. But, collectively as a department, specialists in high-risk obstetrics at University of Utah Health does not agree with the study. Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks ...

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Birth Control Pills Could Lower Risk of Uterine and Ovarian Cancer

Feb 22, 2018

At least 30 percent of women in the United States use oral contraceptives for their birth control. For a long time, there has been fear of a link between birth control pills and diseases such as ovarian cancer. But a new study suggests that women who take pills actually have a lower risk of uterine ...

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