Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Health News Articles

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

Current Health Events Articles


Where you live impacts your vitamin D levels.

 where you live affects how much vitamin D you get Where You Live and Vitamin D

Apparently a low-fat diet isn't the healthy regimen we've believed it to be.

View Comments Anonymous commented 3 hours ago.
saturated fats healthier than carbohydrates, sugar and low-fat Saturated Fats Healthier than Low-Fat, Sugar and Carbohydrates

July was declared National Ice Cream Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

Not-So-Mainstream Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month Enjoy Not-So-Mainstream Ice Cream During National Ice Cream Month

Believe or not, there is a simple health remedy that boosts the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep.

did you hug your kids today? Have you Hugged Your Kids Today?

I recently attended my goddaughter's graduation from a school in Connecticut. Speakers, teachers and guests alike focused on one essential theme for children: entering the world of adults.

Wellness related image 6 Steps for Success for High School Graduates

We're only human. This means the body occasionally has some hiccups that may last for a couple seconds to a couple of days until it corrects itself without much explanation.

5 symptoms you should bring to your doctor's attention 5 Symptoms You Should Bring to the Attention of Your Doctor

The heartbreaking loss of a pregnancy early in life may lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease after menopause.

Loss of pregnancy could raise heart disease risk later Loss of Pregnancy May Increase Heart Disease Risk Later

I’m sure most of us are familiar with the movie Mary Poppins and the song “Feed the Birds”. I usually sing this song as a lullaby for my son. But don't follow this song's advice, it's a ...

 thinking about feeding the birds? Bad idea Tempted to Feed the Birds? It's a Bad Idea

I have had chronic lower back pain for the last seven years that has not seen much relief.

Bad News for Bad Backs: Steroid Shots Might Not Work Bad News for Bad Backs: Steroid Shots May Not Work

Only a few decades ago, the often contradictory data as to whether or not bug repellents were safe was sidestepped by some by just living with the itching from bug bites. But since that ...

View Comments Jody Smith commented 5 hours ago.
not sure about bug repellents? EWG guide can help Confused About Bug Repellents? EWG's Guide Can Help

How do you feel when you wear the color red? What do you think of women who are dressed in red?

women in red threatening to other women Women in Red Regarded as Sexually Threatening by Other Women

Women don’t feel well. You may read that statement and think to yourself, “But I feel fine.” If you do, you are one of the lucky few.

View Comments Anonymous commented 1 day ago.
When Women are Feeling Better, Our Economy will Do Better When Women Feel Better, Our Economy will Do Better

According to published figures, the average fertility clinic has an in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rate of only 20-30 percent, but new techniques could boost success rates to ...

in vitro fertilization may see more successes with new techniques In Vitro Fertilization May See More Successes with New Techniques

Stress is unavoidable in life, whether it’s from a round of layoffs at work, a breakup with your significant other, or even something as simple as driving through bad traffic.

9 ways you can reduce chronic stress 9 Tips to Help You Reduce Chronic Stress

During my freshman year of college, I struggled with my weight and in my second semester, my grades.

students hitting the gym: do they hit the books harder? Do Students Hitting the Gym Hit the Books Harder?

A woman has a 15-25 percent chance of becoming pregnant with unprotected sex each cycle, depending on the research.

Morning-After Pill Emergency Contraception: How Does It Work? Morning-After Pill for Emergency Contraception: How Does It Work?

Early detection of Alzheimer’s may start in the eyes or nose, not in the brain.

Alzheimer's Disease related image The Key to Detecting Early Alzheimer's May Lie In Your Eyes and Nose

In today’s busy world, we hear a lot about remembering to slow down, to unplug from technology, and to find ways to de-stress.

View Comments Anonymous commented 1 week ago.
Wellness related image The Benefits of Journaling and How to Get Started

Hello Everyone! First, I just want to say I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to start contributing to the EmpowHER community and to help readers on their health journey.

View Comments Dr. Robert DeMaria commented 3 days ago.
are you having hot flashes? Do You Have Hot Flashes?

In our modern data-driven, information-gathering, tech-savvy world, is it any surprise that companies are devising computing products that seamlessly weave into our daily lives?

Rise and 'Shine': Wear-Everywhere Fitness Tracker is Here Rise and 'Shine': The Wear-Everywhere Fitness Tracker is Here

Tamoxifen is the oldest and most prescribed hormone therapy drug used to treat advanced breast cancer in men and women, and early estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer ...

Tamoxifen Gel for Breast Cancer Rivals Tablets, Less Side Effects Gel Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Rivals Tablets, Less Side Effects

When you are trying to lose weight, the scale can seem like a mortal enemy. But really, it is just a way of charting your progress, telling you how well you are doing.

View Comments Anonymous commented 2 days ago.
do you wonder how often you should weight yourself? How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

The words "compression socks" may conjure up dismaying images of the tight, thick black socks your grampa used to wear.

not your grampa's compression socks: 5 reasons you'll wear them Not Your Grampa's Compression Socks: 5 Reasons to be Wearing Them

For decades, we've been told not to eat saturated fat. We were warned that saturated fat consumption would lead to heart disease, poor health and an untimely death. But leading U.S.

you don't have to avoid saturated fat to protect heart health No Need to Avoid Saturated Fat for Heart Health, Researchers Say

Wave the rainbow flags because, according to a groundbreaking study which is the largest of its kind, research from Australia’s University of Melbourne indicates that children with gay ...

kids of same-sex couples happier and healthier, says study Kids of Same-Sex Couples are Happier and Healthier, Study Says


1628 Health


606 Lives


454 Lives
3 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Do your teens have their own cellphones?:
View Results