Latest Women's Health Shows

Hormonal Birth Control and the Risk of Breast Cancer

Dec 21, 2017

Low-dose methods of contraception, such as birth control pills, IUDs, and implant, have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about these new findings from a Denmark study, the benefits and risks of hormonal birth control, and what it could mean for...

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Putting Off Your Pap Smear? Do It from Home

Dec 14, 2017

A pap smear screening is one of most effective ways of preventing cervical cancer. But the screening can be frustrating to do regularly—and downright uncomfortable to have performed. Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains the new at-home options for women’s preventative care, how they ...

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What Exactly Are Syndromes?

Dec 7, 2017

There can be confusion between syndromes, symptoms, and diseases. A disease usually has a defining cause, distinguishing symptoms and treatments. A syndrome, on the other hand, is a group of symptoms that might not always have a definite cause. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about three specific ...

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Mammograms: Screening vs. Diagnostic

Nov 22, 2017

There are two kinds of mammograms available to women. While both mammograms are used to prevent breast cancer, they are different depending on whether or not a woman has any symptoms. Radiologist Dr. Anna McGow explains the differences between a screening mammogram and a diagnostic mammogram. Learn ...

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Healthy Ways to Cope with Anxiety Disorder

Nov 16, 2017

We all can become anxious sometimes. But what if you feel anxious all the time? Anxiety disorders are diagnosed twice as frequently in women than in men. Women expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about some of the reasons women may experience anxiety more often and gives some healthy ways women can...

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Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Hot Flashes

Nov 9, 2017

Hot flashes and changing hormones can cause aging women a lot of sleepless nights. Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with acupuncturist Lisa Taylor-Swanson about mindfulness techniques that can help women manage hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms....

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What Is a 'Normal' Birth?

Nov 2, 2017

No woman wants an 'unnatural childbirth.' But what is defined as a 'natural' or 'normal' birth? Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks with a certified nurse midwife Celeste Thomas about physiological childbirth, the way the body naturally delivers. Learn about hormones, contractions and how ...

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