Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. Costly Breast Cancer Screenings Don't Deliver Better Outcomes

    Costly Breast Cancer Screenings Don't Deliver Better Outcomes
    Did you know that Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings - yet there is no convincing evidence that higher spending actually benefits the health prospects of older women? This astonishing finding was part of a study carried out by department of Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine...
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  2. A Safer, More Effective Test For Fetal Chromosomal Defects

    A Safer, More Effective Test For Fetal Chromosomal Defects
    According to a study published recently in The American Journal of Human Genetics, a non-invasive, sequencing-based approach might offer a safer and more effective alternative to traditional methods for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in the developing fetus. According to the study authors at Verinata Health, this method will provide mothers-to-be with a cost-effective way to find out whether their unborn baby...
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  3. Reasons Why Turmeric’s Benefits Breast Cancer Cells Should Be On Your Radar

    Reasons Why Turmeric’s Benefits Breast Cancer Cells Should Be On Your Radar
    Every year nearly 250,000 women will learn that they are suffering from breast cancer, while approximately 40,000 of them will die from the disease. In spite of these dire numbers there is hope for prevention, not in the form of risky and invasive surgical procedures or expensive drug therapies - but from nature itself. Up to a staggering 50% of...
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  4. Multivitamins are Crucial for Optimal Health

    Multivitamins are Crucial for Optimal Health
    America is one of the most overweight, yet undernourished countries in the world. We take in far too many calories, but not enough nutrients. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than one-third of Americans eat two or more fruits per day and a mere 27 percent eat vegetables three or more times a...
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  5. Treadmill Testing Can Predict Heart Disease In Women Over 65

    Treadmill Testing Can Predict Heart Disease In Women Over 65
    Not all physicians are convinced that the exercise treadmill test (ETT) can reliably evaluate heart health in women. However, a recent study carried out by UC Davis researchers shows that the ETT can in fact accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over 65. Two specific electrocardiogram (EKG) indicators of heart stress during an ETT were shown to further enhance...
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  6. Menopause and Weight Gain: Myth Vs. Fact

    Menopause and Weight Gain: Myth Vs. Fact
    Menopause itself doesn’t cause women to gain weight, contrary to widespread belief. But the hormonal changes of menopause are associated with a change in the way a woman’s body fat is distributed, leading to more belly fat. That’s the conclusion of a comprehensive study conducted by the International Menopause Society, which is calling for women to be more aware of...
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  7. Acne? But I Am an Adult!

    Acne? But I Am an Adult!
    While we usually associate acne with those formative teenage years, the reality is it can rear it’s ugly (white) head at any age. Fortunately, with age comes wisdom. This is especially true when it comes to treating pimples. And the key lies in working from the inside out. The best way to treat adult acne is to use a variety of...
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  8. Expert Tips For Healthy Skin, Hair And Nails

    Expert Tips For Healthy Skin, Hair And Nails
    The hair, nails and skin are the body’s protection against damaging effects of harsh environmental elements – the sun’s ultraviolet rays, heat, cold, dirt, and abrasive surfaces. Together, they present your physical self to the world, which is why most of us want to keep them in good working order and healthy, vibrant appearance. Here is a list of daily...
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  9. New Study Solidifies What We Suspected: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Protects Against Breast Cancer

    New Study Solidifies What We Suspected: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Protects Against Breast Cancer
    When it comes to breast cancer, we are often alarmed by risk factors, such as family history and environmental toxins, over which we have no control. So it’s refreshing to know that there are things we women CAN do to reduce our risk of this all-too-common and dreaded disease. And now, thanks to results of a first-of-its-kind scientific study*, we...
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  10. Health Quiz: Do you suffer from job stress?

    Health Quiz: Do you suffer from job stress?
    Studies have shown that job stress clearly is the No. 1 source of stress for American adults, and that it has increased over the past few decades. A sure-fire indicator that you’re suffering from excessive job stress: the feeling of having little control but lots of demands. Excessive and prolonged job stress has been linked to increased rates of heart...
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