National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18), encourages women to take control of their health. We’ve assembled a collection of HealthHub posts focused on health issues for women of all ages.


Attention All Women, Do You Experience Mittelschmerz?

If you have regular pain in your lower abdomen, you may be experiencing mittelschmerz, a German word used to describe pelvic and abdominal pain around the time of ovulation, usually in the middle of your menstrual cycle. Learn when your should consult your doctor about pelvic and abdominal pain.


Young Female Athletes in Danger of Osteoporosis?

Stress fractures are common sports injuries in women. They also are a potential warning sign of the female athlete triad, a disorder characterized by inadequate nutrient intake, irregular menstrual cycles, and premature bone loss (osteoporosis). This can result in long-term loss of bone density among competitive and recreational female athletes.


Urogynecologists: Offering Women Help and Hope

Pelvic floor conditions affect one out of three women and can cause embarrassment, discomfort, and disruption to our daily lives. Urogynecologists can help, providing specialized care for pelvic floor conditions such as stress incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, and bladder pain. Our experts review your treatment options.


Are Tight Deadlines Hurting Your Heart?

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) suggests that women with high job strain (high demands and low control) and active job strain (high demands and high control) are more likely to experience a cardiovascular-related event than women with low job strain.



Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Early Menopause Symptoms

Many women experience bothersome symptoms during menopause. Hormone therapy can relieve symptoms, but may come with added health risks. Now a new study, led by BWH researcher Dr. Joann Manson, finds that hormone therapy, if given early in menopause and at low doses, can provide women relief from menopause symptoms with minimal health risks.

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