When you suffer from hip pain, it can feel like the world is moving around you while your life is stuck on pause. Take a step to find out if joint replacement is an option to get you back to doing ...

We Miss You at The Dinner Party

By Laura Zuiderveen In 2005, my knee pain started to put my life on pause. I am a classically trained opera singer and motorcycle enthusiast. For more than 30 years I’ve performed with groups ...

Why I Got Knee Replacement Surgery and How it Helped Me Get My Life Back

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis. It's a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that develops in the major joints. PsA is ...

When Are Biologics an Option to Treat PsA?

What are psoriatic arthritis flare-ups? Some people who have psoriasis (a skin condition with red, itchy, scaly patches) develop a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. This ...

Understanding Moderate to Severe Psoriatic Arthritis Flare-Ups

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes joint inflammatory pain that occurs in conjunction with skin inflammation and scaly skin patches or psoriasis. Finger and toe joints are commonly affected by ...

Easy Exercises to Prevent Hand Stiffness

A painful condition Psoriatic arthritis is a painful type of arthritis that leads to joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. If you have psoriasis, it is possible that you may also develop ...

Treatment Options for Moderate to Severe Psoriatic Arthritis

Help for pain and damage prevention Psoriasis doesn't only affect your skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, about 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop a ...

Put a Stop to Psoriatic Arthritis Pain

What Is Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis. It can develop in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes patches of ...

Best Natural Remedies for Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you know that managing the pain is an ongoing endeavor. While there's no cure for the disease, there are proven ways to reduce or lessen your pain. ...

Protect Your Joints

Psoriatic arthritis and exercise Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis that occurs in some people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes patches of red, ...

Exercise and Fitness Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis

Understanding PsA Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory form of arthritis. It develops in the major joints of some people with psoriasis. In fact, up to 30 percent of people ...

Treating Severe PsA: Doctor Discussion Guide

What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes patches of red, dry skin. Up to 30 ...

How Is Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosed?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic, lifelong disorder that causes irritation and swelling in the lining of the digestive tract. If you have Crohn’s disease, you’ll likely go through periods of ...

How to Know If Your Crohn’s Is Advancing

Overview Crohn’s disease is a disorder that causes irritation and swelling in the lining of the digestive tract. It’s a chronic illness, so most people will experience symptoms on and off ...

Understanding Crohn's: The Remission and Relapse Cycle

Dr. Arun Swaminath is the director of the inflammatory bowel disease program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. We asked Dr. Swaminath to discuss how to achieve and maintain remission from ...

Achieving Remission with Crohn's: Q&A with a GI

Flare-ups are a sudden reactivation of symptoms for people living with Crohn’s. A flare-up can cause active inflammation anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract with: mouth sores ...

Crohn’s: Emergency Flare-Up Guide

Biologic drugs Crohn’s disease causes inflammation, swelling, and irritation in the lining of the digestive tract. If you have tried other treatments for Crohn’s disease and they haven’t ...

When Are Biologic Drugs an Option for Crohn’s Disease?

Corticosteroids Corticosteroids help reduce inflammation. Doctors prescribe corticosteroids for short-term relief of symptoms. Budesonide (Pulmicort) is usually used for mild and ...

Drugs to Treat Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease can involve any part of your intestinal tract. Inflammation from Crohn’s disease commonly causes abdominal pain and diarrhea. This inflammation can affect all layers of tissue in ...

Potential Long-Term Complications from Crohn’s

Overview The first line of treatment for Crohn’s is typically medication, but more people are also seeking natural treatments to ease their symptoms. Natural treatments are sometimes called ...

Natural Treatments for Crohn's Disease

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HPV and Cancer: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

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Carrie Martz and Brooke O'Connor teamed up to create a sexual wellness product that tackles the most common problems faced by everyone who owns a pleasure product. Carrie and Brooke are much ...

This Mom-Daughter Duo is Working Together to Keep Your Grown-up Toys Clean

Knee pain can sometimes make you feel like you are living our life on pause. Having strong muscles is a good way to keep knees healthy and may help prevent further injury, which is why exercise ...

Stretch and Strengthen: Knees

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For some women, using a sex toy is just a normal part of their sexual health. It may help them feel more connected to their bodies and improve intimacy with their partners. Other women may see ...

Do You Use Sex Toys?

Brought to you by: PARAGARD® Teva Women’s Health, Inc., the maker of PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a copperreleasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent ...

Five Fast Facts about PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)

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Choices Matter in Postsurgical Pain Management

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After you've used an adult toy, there's an important step to remember - cleaning! The longer you wait to clean it, the more bacteria it can collect, increasing the chance of infections. Since ...

How do you clean your grown-up toys?

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The moms in our lives really seem to cover it all most days. From getting kids ready for school to taking care of sick family and from working in their own career to managing their family's health ...

Infographic: Tips for Busy Moms to Stay Healthy and Happy

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We partnered with LiveHealth® Online to ask our community of moms how they use technology to manage their health and the health of their families. Check out the infographic below to see what we ...

Infographic: Are You a Tech Savvy Mom? See What our Community Said!

Sponsored and created by: MerckSeptember is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – an important time to learn more about gynecological cancers and the impact they can have on the lives of women and ...

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About HPV

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We get it, sometimes it's hard to talk about sex. But remember, it's important for a healthy relationship. Fiera®, a new sexual wellness product, is here to help change the conversation around ...

Enter to Win the Sexual Health Product Experts Swear By

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Dr. Friedman, a member of EmpowHER’s Medical Advisory Board, along with Dr. Dae will be hosting a videoconference on "Hormonal and Nonhormonal Treatment for Menopause" on Sunday March 6, 2016 at 6 ...

"Hormonal and Nonhormonal Treatment for Menopause" Videoconference Sunday March 6, 2016

While menopause is a natural stage of life, it may bring with it a variety of symptoms. Some women experience very few symptoms, while others have more intense ones. Even when women experience the ...

What Menopause Symptoms Are Affecting You the Most?

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Sponsored by: Fiera® There are so many ways to show and tell someone you love them. And we all have different ways of doing that. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five main love ...

Quiz: What's Your Love Language?

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Let's Talk About Sex

Menopause can be a confusing and challenging time not only for women, but also for men as they try to support their significant other. It's important to have a conversation around menopause as a ...

Have You Talked With Your Significant Other About Menopause?

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® How many of us spent our teen years soaking up sun by the pool? Our beauty was guaranteed and invincible. Sunscreen was for babies and hats were for old ladies. How many ...

Infographic: The Science Behind Aging Skin

#userAuthor { display: none; } Sponsored and created by: Merck January is Cervical Health Awareness Month - an important time to raise awareness about cervical cancer and the impact it can ...

Get the Facts about Cervical Cancer

Menopause can bring along with it a handful of symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and sleep disturbances. Estrogen is one of the many treatment options available to provide relief to such ...

Have You Considered Treating Your Menopause Symptoms With Estrogen?

Menopause brings about many physical and emotional changes that are difficult to combat alone. That's why it's important to have others support you during your journey. What does your menopause ...

Do You Have a Strong Support System During Menopause?

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On Saturday, September 26, our very own Michelle King Robson will be the keynote speaker at the Women of Substance & Style Fall Fashion event, presented by Soroptimist International, ...

Highlights From Women of Substance and Style

Many women dealing with menopause and hot flashes never follow through with getting treatment from there doctor. But treatment is important for your hot flashes, no matter if they are severe or ...

Are you Seeking Treatment for Hot Flashes?

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On August 13, 2015 our #HERchat was on metastatic breast cancer co-hosted by Katherine O'Brien on behalf of @MBCNbuzz. The focus of the chat was to educate people who do not know much about mbc, ...

Living with metastatic breast cancer.

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Hot flashes can have a big impact on a woman's life and they affect all women differently. What are your biggest hot flash concerns? To learn more, visit our guide for menopause and hot flash ...

What Are Your Biggest Hot Flash Concerns?

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Lauren Klenda and Michele Blacksberg contributed to this article. Sponsored By: Theranos Imagine a world where people have control over their own health, a place where early detection ...

Theranos Revolutionizes Preventative Blood Testing So No One Has To Say Goodbye Too Soon

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This week, EmpowHER bloggers shared their tips for making healthier choices and leading a healthier life. From a delicious chicken soup recipe, to homemade deodorant, to ensuring you get oral ...

Blogs to Read This Week: DIY Deodorant & Chicken Soup Recipe

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Codependency in a relationship can lead to dangerous mental and physical health issues. Do you know how to spot codependency signs? Do you know if you're in a codependent relationship? Melody ...

4/23/15: What You Need to Know About Codependency

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Tonight on #HERchat we explored the topic of codependecy. Do you know what it is? Do you know why some people are codependent? [View the story "What is codependency? " on Storify]What is ...

What is codependency?