Cardiovascular Disease

Common cardiovascular diseases include a narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chest pain that happens when not enough blood is getting to the heart (angina), heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Many women think, wrongly, that only …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Right Regimen for You

You’ve discussed your symptoms and risk factors with your healthcare provider, you’ve done some research, and you’ve decided to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Before you take any pills, apply patches, or rub in creams, you need the answers to some questions: What should you take, how much should you …

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Testosterone After Menopause

Changes in sex drive, energy, and outlook may not be inevitable results of aging – they could be a sign of testosterone deficiency. “If women just don’t feel interested in sex – especially when they’ve had a normal, healthy, active sex life – then that’s a real clue that there’s …

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Coping With Menopause Naturally

Some women sail through menopause with ease – they have no symptoms, except that they stop menstruating. Other women can experience a range of uncomfortable symptoms: vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and/or insomnia, to name a few. These symptoms can be annoying and disruptive, but they are your body’s way of …

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4 Fall Treats That Will Wreck Your Diet

Halloween time is that magical prelude to the holidays where you can really start getting in the spirit of the season. However, with all those fuzzy fall feelings also comes a pretty evil menace to society and your waistline: Halloween and fall-themed treats. They can be found in the bowls …

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Should You Abandon the Self-Breast Exam?

Only the sixth of the month and we’re already eyeball-deep in information on breast cancer news, research, information, etc. And it’s great! Breast Cancer Awareness month is such a successful example of how health issues can take the spotlight resulting in major changes for research and development, personal responsibility on …

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Kim Cattrall Gives Menopause a Makeover

It seems like we see the same repetitive health topics in the news, and rightfully so as they are some of the biggest issues affecting the greater American population (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc.), but seeing this interview with Kim Cattrall was like a breath of fresh air on the …

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Climbing Off A Plateau

Even for the most active and workout-loving people, plateaus happen. You’ve been regular and structured in your workouts, your diet has been clean and full of whole foods, but you’re not seeing as much progress as you would hope. And plateaus don’t just occur for people trying to lose weight. …

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Great Skin from the Inside Out

One of the biggest conversations surrounding the topic of aging is the aesthetic changes that occur along with it. The beauty sector is saturated with products to help women fight the signs of aging, but before that issue occurs there are still tons of products aiming to reduce pores, banish …

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“If Only…” – 6 Steps to Preventing a Fall

Did you know September is National Fruits and Veggies Month, Self Improvement Month and World Alzheimer’s Month? And that’s just a few of them. Although these issues should be made aware all year, the awareness months/weeks/days are to serve the purpose of focusing the frequency of conversation to specific time …

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