Health News

Smoking May Put Baby's DNA at Risk
It's a well-known fact that smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby. Now, researchers may have a clearer picture as to why that is.
Depressed? You May Find It Harder to Quit
Managing depression and trying to quit smoking at the same time can be a balancing act. But do depressed patients need additional support to quit?
The “Change” Doesn’t Have to Be the End
Women often dread menopause, recounting the hot flashes and mood swings of their mothers. A new review offers some insight into what it really means to go through the "change of life."
In Spinal Cord Rehab, Timing Matters
The human brain and nervous system have considerable healing abilities. And that is critically important for patients with spinal cord injuries.
Women, Sleep and Diabetes Risk
Ladies, catching the recommended amount of ZZZ's may be vitally important to your health.
What's Behind Postmenopausal Depression?
How old were you when you hit menopause? If your answer was younger than 40, you may be at risk of one common condition.
Help for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Many women have cramps or irritability in the days leading up to their periods. For some women, however, things can get a whole lot worse. But one treatment may help.
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?
The question of whether to take antidepressants during pregnancy is an intimate and complicated one. But if you're pregnant (or trying to be) and you have depression, you may want to consider the risks.
For Menopausal Women, Rx May Up Fracture Risk
Women going through menopause may take antidepressants to help treat mood swings and hot flashes. These medications, however, may up women's risk of injury.