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

The Other Side of the Speculum
by Amy Novatt, M.D.

"Yoga Dialogues" Column
by Stephanie Kristal


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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