Women's Health

In this department women can learn how to perform a breast self-exam, what to expect during pregnancy and labor, and how to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and cervical cancer.

The Cancer Women Can Avoid

Cervical cancer is one of the most common but curable forms of gynecological cancer. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself.

Breast Cancer: Life-Saving Facts

Learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment that could save your life.

Cancer Screening in Women

Cancer is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, and women are just as much at risk as men, with several cancers exclusive to women. Unfortunately, not all forms of cancer have screening tests, but several of the major cancers have recommended screening that contribute to early detection and to better treatment and cure.


Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. There are many signs and symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, nightsweats, flushing, emotional instability and insomnia, to name a few. The definition of menopause, consequences of lack of hormones, and treatment options are often confusing and are explored in this article. Knowing the signs and symptoms of menopause and understanding why these symptom occur makes it easier to accept these changes. It is also important for women to understand the rationale for hormone replacement therapy so that they can discuss treatment options with their doctors.