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Columns:
Empowering Women's Health
By Christiane Northrup, M.D.

"Yoga Dialogues" Column
by Stephanie Kristal

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Pink Ribbons For the Whole Woman by Carla Goldstein

Sex, Contraception, Motherhood & The Current Madness by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The Constant, Crippling Pain That Many Women Think They Have to Endure
by Lauren Wolfe

Excerpt from "Crazy Sexy Diet: Ea t Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!"
by Kris Carr

Excerpt from "Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life"
by Wendy Shanker

Interview with Legendary Leader of the Midwifery Movement, Ina May Gaskin
By Stacy Fine

Wing of Madness: My Experience with Depression
by Deborah M. Deren

Breast Cancer and the Environment
Mother Jones Magazine

Heart Disease and Women: How High Is Your Risk?
Planned Parenthood

Osteoporosis: What Do We Need to Know?
by Stacey Stich

Yoga and the Menopausal Journey
by Stephanie Kristal

Breast Cancer: Knowing the Signs
Personal and family histories of breast cancer, particular changes in the breast, and genetics can all affect breast-cancer risk. Talk to your doctor about your specific situation, and learn to recognize the signs of breast cancer: early detection is vitally important to treatment and recovery. Performing a monthly self-examination is still recommended by many health professionals, as is having a yearly exam performed by your doctor. In addition, the National Cancer Institute suggests keeping an eye out for the following signs:

  • A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Nipple discharge or tenderness
  • An inverted nipple
  • Ridges or pitting on the breast (resembling an orange peel)
  • A change in the look or feel of the breast, areola or nipple (such as temperature, swelling, redness or a scaly feel)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor for a diagnosis and possible treatment. If you are over 40, mammograms are suggested annually.

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