Womens HealthInfo Center

Soy Protein Reduces Clogged Artery Progression
There may be a window shortly after menopause in which women can slow the development of clogged arteries through a method as simple as taking soy protein supplements.
Oral Contraceptive Recall
Because of a packaging error, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled multiple lots of eight brands of oral contraceptives. This is a nationwide recall.
Healthy Activities Pay Dividends
Healthy people tend to make health a priority in their lives. So those who engage in health promoting activities tend to be healthier. That's what a new analysis has found.
Tribal Running Takes on New Strides
Occasionally, an athlete chooses to take on the track with nude feet. Barefoot running clubs are springing up all over the country. Whether this is advantageous or not is a point to debate for podiatrists.
Women's Heart Disease Under Studied
Heart disease research more frequently involves men. Yet a third of deaths among U.S. women are from cardiovascular disease, sparking recent interest in gender's role in heart disease.
Tick Tock, Fertility Game Locked
A woman's biological clock ticks on its own accord with some ladies aging more quickly than others. Before, guessing how long one remains fertile has been just that: a guess.
Low Vitamin D and Early Puberty
Having low levels of vitamin D has been associated with a host of health problems. Researchers now believe this deficiency could have a life-long impact on girls.
Declining Neighborhoods - Declining Minds
Older women are affected by the environment in which they live. New research suggests that the socioeconomic status of their neighborhoods can have an impact on their mental vitality.
Staying Alive and Fighting Back
Rape, sexual assault, and violence can happen to anyone, especially women. The aftermath of being attacked can be detrimental to the victim's health - more specifically mental health.
Avoiding Sudden Cardiac Death
At one time sudden cardiac death was viewed as rather random, but now new risk factors are regularly identified. One group that is at a higher risk is postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease.