How to Survive the Unspoken Grief that Comes After Miscarriage

“I would have had my baby in one more month, but at four months pregnant, I lost him,” says one mom. “I was feeling fine, but at my regular appointment the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat. I don’t understand what happened. I’m devastated but I don’t know what to do.” …

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Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Most heart attacks do not cause cardiac arrest. But what is the difference between the two events and how are they connected? Click image to enlarge.

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Many Women Misjudge How They’ll Feel After Mastectomy

Source: Yale Cancer Center Women who have one or both breasts removed to treat cancer may have unrealistic expectations about how they’ll feel after that surgery and after breast reconstruction, if they choose that option, a U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 96 women with breast cancer before …

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Lena Dunham Reveals Painful Journey to Hysterectomy at Age 31 – Why Do Young Women Choose Hysterectomy?

Lena Dunham has everyone talking again, not about one of her nude scenes or a controversial statement she made in the press, but with the news that she underwent a hysterectomy at the age of 31. Hysterectomy – which is the surgical removal of the uterus – effectively ends a …

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Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Lung Damage

Source: American Thoracic Society Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Memory in Menopausal Women

Source: USC University of Southern California The findings suggest that estrogen treatment after menopause protects the memory needed for short-term cognitive tasks A hormone replacement therapy may protect memory for some women, according to a new USC-led study. The findings by USC researchers are the latest to indicate that hormone …

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Why are Women More at Risk for PTSD?

The more we research health conditions and diseases, the more we see that no matter which one we’re talking about, it tends to behave differently in women than in men. Take heart disease, for example. For decades most of the research was conducted on men, with the assumption being that …

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February is Heart Month – spread the word with Elizabeth Banks’ “Just a Little Heart Attack”

Leave it to Elizabeth Banks to make heart attack awareness funny. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women. Women have worse outcomes after a heart attack than men and many women cannot recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. We have serious work to do when it …

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Are Breast Self-Exams a Good Idea?

When’s the last time you performed a breast self-exam? If you’ve been feeling guilty for not doing them every month, you’ll be relieved to know that BSEs (breast self-exams) are no longer included in official screening recommendations. Despite this, there are mixed messages when it comes to this aspect of …

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Women in the Military More at Risk for These 3 Health Issues

Women have served in the military since the American Revolution, but in recent years, more roles have opened up for them. Today, according to a report in CNN, “more than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, including 69 generals and admirals.” The “Women Veterans Report” released by the Department …

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