When Women Say It Hurts

The “gender pain gap” leaves women to needlessly suffer. Here’s what that means — and what hospitals can do about it

By Christina Griffith

Ideas We Should Steal: Free Childcare for Women’s Health

Caring for children often forces women to skip doctor’s appointments, take lower-paying jobs and carry extra stress that is bad for their health. A statewide New Mexico initiative may provide the answer

By Courtney DuChene

Her Body, Her (Beautiful) Self

The three-year-old Body Empowerment Project has helped students in 17 Philadelphia schools accept — and embrace — their physical selves this year. Support their work at their year-end party on April 25

By Natalie Pompilio

A Healing Embrace

Homelessness can cut life expectancy by 20 years, in part because of health issues that particularly affect women. A new Project HOME safe haven offers women a place to heal

By Jessica Blatt Press

“Someone To Connect With”

Half of older Philadelphians live alone, putting women at especially higher risk of emotional and physical illnesses. Manayunk-based Connectedly combats that social isolation in our city and region

By Courtney DuChene

Saving Women’s Hearts

Heart disease, which kills one in three women every year, is the number one cause of death in the United States. Temple cardiologist Deborah Crabbe is on a mission to change that.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Saving Pennsylvania Moms

The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world – especially among Black women. State Representative Morgan Cephas is on a mission to change that

By Jessica Blatt Press

Working While Menopause-ing

One in four women leave the workforce because of symptoms related to menopause, a life milestone that has been woefully under-researched. Help may, finally, be on the way

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy