women's health

Women Are Binge Drinking More -- But Not More Than the Boys

A few weeks ago on Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and I asked whether women are drinking more. This year's health report card from the National Women's Law Center shows that, yes, indeed, we are. The report card gave American women a failing grade for binge drinking, which is defined as pounding five or more alcoholic beverages in one sitting. Nationwide, 10.6 percent of women fessed up to binge drinking at least once a month, compared to 7.3 percent in 2007.

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a term for various disorders that affect the jaw and seem to affect more women than men. In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the possible role of gender in TMJ -- and why we still don't know very much about it.

Take a Deep Breath, Working Women

Ladies on the clock, relax. Although stress can help us get the job done, it isn't good for our bodies. Fifty-four percent of American adults report stress-related physical side effects, including headaches, nausea and high blood pressure, and 75 to 90 percent of adults' doctor visits are linked to these stress-related illnesses.