Pill Treats Painful Fibroids
A drug used in Europe as emergency contraception may also treat painful uterine fibroids, researchers say. Read more.
Why Women Cheat
When Thea and her husband moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, she had no friends close by and was alone frequently while her husband worked long hours. Though Thea, who asked that her full name not be used, says her husband was the "best friend someone could have," the spark, and sex, were gone. Read more.
8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living
In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a "school's out!" attitude in summer. That's why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you'll barely notice the effort. Read more.
When Your Period Signals a Problem
As you probably learned back in middle school, menstruation is the monthly shedding of your uterine lining. Though it can be uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, your period is your body's way of telling you that your reproductive system is working properly. Read more.
6 Sex Mistakes Women Make
Ladies, be honest: when your sex life becomes a little humdrum, out comes the mental catalogue of all the ways your partner isn’t quite measuring up. Guys tend to get a bad rap when it comes to understanding women’s bodies and what turns us on, making them easy targets in the blame game when sexual satisfaction starts to wane. And sure, they make their fair share of bedroom errors. But as the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Read more.
Surprising Turn-Ons for Women
When I casually asked my friend Becky about secret turn-ons for women, she didn't hesitate for a second. "Doing the dishes," she responded, as her husband looked at her in disbelief. "That's hot!" Read more.
Conquering Meth Addiction: Carren Clem's Story
I never expected to become a drug addict. I grew up in rural Montana. My dad worked as a narcotics cop, so my siblings and I knew how bad drugs were. I played violin, had my own pony, did well in school, and went to church. Read more.
Kim Kardashian's Real Life
Model, actress, socialite, and star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian surprised WebMD the Magazine with her confession that she's actually shy. But that doesn't seem to get in the way of the joy that she gets from actively engaging in life. Whether it's eating cupcakes in bed with boyfriend Reggie Bush or stepping out on Dancing with the Stars, Kardashian lives her life with grace, beauty, and, yes, glamour. Read on to learn how she keeps that beautiful body... Read more.
He's Not That Into You Anymore? He May Have Low Testosterone
Your man might be a sex machine now, but don't be surprised if he seems to be running on fumes as he gets older. Around age 40, some men start to have a progressive drop in testosterone, and that can really stall a guy's sex drive as well as indicate and even lead to other health problems. Read more.
The Top 8 Secrets You Keep from Your Doctor
At your annual doctor's checkup, you hop up on the exam table and bare your deepest secrets. Read more.
Eat Your Way to a Spicier Sex Life
Your love life is lacking, and you're tempted to try certain foods to reignite the spark. Edible aphrodisiacs can turn up the heat in more ways than one. Read more.
Is It Possible to Gross Out Your Doctor? Probably Not
When a day at the office means performing 15 rectal exams or caring for patients with raging vaginal infections, one has to ask: How do you cope? Read more.
Health Rules You Can Bend
Eight glasses of water; five to seven servings of fruits and veggies; eight hours of sleep -- just keeping track of health recommendations can be exhausting, let alone following them. Read more.
Avoiding Falls: Making Your Home Safe if You Have Limited Mobility
People of any age can have trouble getting around the house — a teenager recovering from a sports injury, a baby boomer in rehab from a heart attack or surgery, an elderly person with arthritis or balance problems. Whether your limited mobility is temporary or permanent, there are many things you can do to make your home safer and your life easier. Read more.
Having a Bad Air Day? Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
You may be having a bad air day every day — and we are not talking about outdoor air. The indoor air quality in your home may be affecting your health and the health of your family members. Read more.
75 Ways To Be Your Healthiest Ever
From its first year of publication, GH has urged readers to live healthfully — to take "a walk before breakfast" (1885), "eat more fish" (1932), and get "at least eight hours of sleep" (1933). The tips here, whether from our early days or fresh from the latest journals, have one thing in common: They are based on the best expertise of their time. Read more.
Age, Drinking Raise Women's Gout Risk
Women have a lower risk of developing gout than men, even when they have the same blood levels of the chemical that causes the painful, inflammatory arthritis, new research shows. Read more.
New Drug Eases Menstrual Cramps
An experimental new drug may ease menstrual cramps by targeting the cause rather than the symptom of the pain. Read more.
The New HPV Test You Should Ask Your Doctor About
There's a new, more sensitive way to screen for cervical cancer — yet only 15 percent of doctors are using it. Why the Pap may no longer be enough. Read more.
Belly Fat Is Culprit in Stroke Gender Gap
The midlife gender gap in stroke rates continues to widen, with women aged 45 to 54 now three times more likely than men in that age group to report having had a stroke. Read more.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Dishes Dating Advice in 'The Day I Shot Cupid'
With a name like Love, how could you not be a hopeless romantic? As a child, Jennifer Love Hewitt -- born a week after Valentine's Day -- says she refused to believe that the day wasn't created just for her. But as an adult who's been both lucky and unlucky in love, most of it on the front page of the tabloids, the star and co-producer of the CBS series Ghost Whisperer says she's traded in her rose-colored glasses for... Read more.
New Way to Predict Women's Heart Risk
New guidelines for predicting women's heart disease risk, updated in 2007 by the American Heart Association (AHA), work well, according to researchers who put the new strategy to the test. Read more.
How to Get Your Sexy Back
You used to want to have sex. A lot. There was a time when you couldn't wait to rip your guy's clothes off, when you felt empowered and excited by the mere thought of a bedroom romp. Ah, the good ol' days. Recently, however, it seems that watching American Idol — or watching paint dry — are more appealing options than getting it on with your fella. Whatever happened to that sexy, flirtatious girl you used to know? Don't worry — she's still in there. Read more.
How Sleep Loss Affects Women More Than Men
Sleep deprivation hit Laurel Egan-Kenny hard for years before she realized what was wrong. In the middle of the night, she would wake up worrying about work, finances, and scheduling. Unable to fall back to sleep, she got out of bed and worked on her computer in the kitchen for hours while her husband and three children snoozed soundly upstairs. Read more.
Gout Raises Women's Heart Attack Risk
Women with gout may be at greater risk of suffering a heart attack than men with gout. Read more.
Green Tea Extract May Treat Uterine Fibroids
An extract from green tea may be useful in treating uterine fibroids, a condition that affects 25%-30% of U.S. women, new research indicates. Read more.
Eating Healthy on the Go: Quick Foods Kids Will Love
Hot, home cooked meals ... just the thought of hearty food brings back memories of mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes or chicken noodle casserole. But many weight-conscious families are frequently on the go and eating meals in a hurry. Unfortunately for many American families, this translates into eating packaged and processed foods and doing the fast food drive-through more often. So how can your family... Read more.
Chemical May Be Linked to Thyroid Disease
A chemical compound used to make non-stick cookware, food wrappers, and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics has been linked to an increased risk for thyroid disease in an early study. Read more.
7 Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Love Life
A better sex life, a deeper connection, more time together -- it all can be yours! Follow these tips from feng shui expert Ellen Whitehurst to improve every aspect of your love life -- and then watch all your romantic dreams come true. Read more.
Your Age-by-Age Guide to a Healthy Heart
Hidden risks and new save-your-life advice for every decade. Read more.