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Fitness

Got Period Pain? This Healthy Habit May Help

Even though your cramps may make you want to curl into a ball and stay far, far away from jogging shoes, this new study recommends you lace up and get moving.

Baby breast feeding.
Living With

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

Postpartum depression.
Treatment

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

Pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

Mother and newborn infant at the hospital.
Complications

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

Woman washing her shoulder in the shower.
Risk Factors

Your Body Wash Could Make You More Likely to Break a Bone

Want to reduce your osteoporosis risk? You may want to check the ingredients list on your personal care products.

Three happy friends exercising together.
Prevention

How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.

Patti and her son
Living With

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

Young Woman Against Wall
Living With

How to Handle the Anxiety of an Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis

An easy-to-implement plan for managing your worries about endometrial cancer.

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do book cover
Stress

Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like Girl, Wash Your Face, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.