medicine

Pelvic exams are ‘unnecessary’ for most young women, according to a new study. We had experts weigh in.

They told us when pelvic exams are necessary — and shared advice for OB/GYN visits

Opioid overdoses among women have increased dramatically. But treatment centers are still designed for men.

A gnarled web of laws, stigma and sexism make it difficult for women to get the treatment they need

What life is like on the new ‘breakthrough’ cystic fibrosis drug

Trikafta is a monumental feat, but I still feel the need to keep my expectations in check

It can be hard to keep track of new breast cancer research. Here are the 3 advancements you should know.

Experts told us about progress and challenges on the road to a cure

What’s it like to start on psychiatric medication? For me, it was akin to playing this board game.

It’s a game of trial and error

This hospital was an important space for women for more than a century. Then it became a Trader Joe’s.

The Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C., had a powerful legacy of serving women of all races

I’m a woman working as a surgeon. I don’t feel comfortable telling girls they should follow my footsteps.

The reality of life as a female surgeon is challenging in a profession where the boys’ club is alive and well

New FDA data linked a rare cancer to textured breast implants. Allergan has announced a worldwide recall.

The vast majority of the cases involved products from the Dublin-based company

Edith Irby Jones, a pioneering African American doctor, dies at 91

Dr. Jones was the first black student to matriculate in an all-white medical school in the South

Health officials are trying to spread accurate information about vaccines. Nurses play a critical role.

Nurses are teaching doctors how to treat anti-vaccine fears and myths