The Lyme Disease and the Fibromyalgia Connection

Your chances of getting bitten by a mosquito are greater than by a tick. But if you like the outdoors and live in certain areas, your risk is higher. And if the tick is carrying one of the 14 major diseases it is known for in the U.S., you may …

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Living With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Back in 1988, when Anita Dueñas was 17, she was sent to the gynecologist for the first time because of symptoms she was experiencing. The doctor examined her and then took her into his office where he got out his Dictaphone and dictated medical and Latin jargon while she sat …

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Caution: Ibuprofen and Naproxen Not as Safe as You Thought

Headache? Stiff joints? Sore back? Most of us pop an over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen without thinking too much of it. Sometimes, though, one isn’t enough, and then what do we do? Take another? And another? When should we stop? It’s gotten a little confusing lately. Used to …

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The Link Between IBD and Anxiety

Chalk another one up to the mind-body connection. Researchers out of the University of Toronto have discovered that people who have inflammatory bowel disease — inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine– like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at …

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Restless Legs Syndrome: Quiet Your Feet and Get Back to Sleep

Allie McIver is constantly bouncing her legs. It gets worse at night, especially if she’s been too sedentary that day. It’s a feeling she describes as similar to an itch — or an overwhelming desire to move her legs – that starts at the ankle and sort of runs up …

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Women and Depression: Treatment Options

It’s been called the common cold of modern emotional life. And like treatments for the modern cold, there are many treatment options for this challenge. The Mayo Clinic suggests that about twice as many women as men experience depression, meaning about one in four or five women develop depression at …

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Toss the Allegra – Could the Problem Be In Your Belly? Silent Reflux Posing as Allergies

The cough that shows up after you eat, the incessant throat clearing, the random hoarseness in your voice. You’ve been to your allergist and she’s prescribed anti-histamines, decongestants – maybe even steroids. And yet, the cough persists. Your mucus production is on hyper drive and there’s an unsettling sensation of …

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

You’ve seen the evidence on your pillow. You’ve found it on your clothes and in the shower. And although you may feel nervous, embarrassed or even scared, it’s important to know that the problem you’re dealing with is one that most women will face at some point in their lives. …

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Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia: A Guide for Family Caregivers

When you are a caregiver for a family member with dementia, the holidays are a mixture of many things: practical organizing and preparations, as well as a jumble of feelings and emotions. It is not uncommon for family caregivers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad, as they look forward to …

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Pelvic Muscle Weakness

Pelvic muscle weakness is a condition that many women experience. A common treatment involves pelvic floor exercises.  Kegels are the most well known, but by no means the only option. Doing these exercises can improve symptoms like pain and pressure, as well as bowel and bladder control. WomensHealth.com talked with …

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