Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Women and Smoking

Friday, May 11th, 2012

While smoking is declining for Americans, it is not decreasing as rapidly among women as among men. Almost 23 percent of adult American women smoke, and that translates into about 22.6 million women. (more…)

Exams Are Birth Control Obstacles

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Women who want to use hormone-based contraception such as birth control pills do not need to undergo a breast or pelvic exam, researchers conclude.

Their recommendation contradicts current guidelines, which suggest that gynecologists perform a breast exam and a Pap smear before writing a prescription for these types of contraception.


Birth Control Pills Don’t Increase Risk of Heart Attack for Non-Smokers

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Women who currently take or have taken oral contraceptives (OCs) are no more likely to have a heart attack than women who do not take them, according to a study appearing in the April 23 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.