The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.
Discover the reality behind myths about where nurse midwives deliver and more. Learn what it takes to become a nurse midwife and the surprising number of services these healthcare providers deliver.
U.S. women are waiting longer to have their first child, a new study says. But while first-time older mothers face increased health risks, they can improve their outlook by adopting healthy [...]
One of the newest advances in fertility treatment — retrieving and freezing eggs — can give a woman better odds for starting a family later in life since life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood.
Don’t let your hard-earned nourishment go to waste. Learn how to properly store breast milk to maximize its nutritional benefits and antibodies.
Most ovulation problems result from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Fortunately, relatively inexpensive oral drugs can effectively treat PCOS, allowing many women to conceive.
Sling surgery is a good option to treat one of the two most common types of female urinary incontinence, known as “stress incontinence,” when sudden stresses from laughing, sneezing or coughing lead to leakage.
A study that casts doubt on the usefulness of mammograms for long-term cancer survival may have grabbed headlines recently. But health experts maintain that annual mammograms for women over age 40 will save lives.
Early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous tissue has resulted in a significant decline in cervical cancer rates over the last 70 years. Find out how a simple electrosurgical procedure aids in the fight.