Don’t Get Sick at Your Salon! 10 Safety Tips

Who doesn’t love a trip to the salon? You get to sit down, relax, and let someone else do the work, and when you get done, you usually feel more confident about your appearance and yourself. For some women, though, the salon experience isn’t so restorative. In a recent 2017 …

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Why Women’s Hearts are more Vulnerable to Stress

Ladies, you already know that chronic stress isn’t good for you. But did you know that it can affect your heart more seriously than it affects the hearts of the men in your life? We all worry about our guys falling victim to heart attacks, and we have good reason …

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Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammograms

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, with overweight defined as a BMI of 25 or more. High BMI is associated with a number of health risks, including diabetes and heart disease. However, BMI is not considered as part of breast cancer screening guidelines. For …

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Diabetic Retinopathy – When Are Women at Greater Risk?

People who have diabetes are at risk for diabetic eye disease, the most common one being diabetic retinopathy. As the American Optometric Association explains, this condition occurs when “elevated blood sugar damages the delicate blood vessels inside the eye, causing them to leak, bleed, and become blocked.” In some people, …

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7 Ways Women Can Protect Themselves from the Flu This Season

It’s been called the “flu-pocalypse” by some in the media, and by others, simply “bad.” We’re talking about the 2017-2018 flu season, and according to early predictions, it’s not looking good. In December 2017, CNN reported that flu activity was higher in the U.S. than usual for that time of …

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Phone Apps and Resources for People with Hearing Loss

Hearing is one of the senses that can decline with age. About 15 percent of American adults over 18 report some trouble hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), with age being the strongest predictor – particularly among adults aged 20-69. The good news …

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Something Old but New to Ease Your Migraine Headaches

Carolyn groaned and pressed on her right temple. Another migraine, and it was only one o’clock in the afternoon. She had a lot to do, but the pain was so bad it was making her sick to her stomach. She went to the restroom and sat down and closed her …

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Phone Apps and Resources for People with Vision Loss

Do you wear contacts or glasses, or are you in denial about needing them? At least 10 percent of all adult Americans reported they either have trouble seeing – even when wearing glasses or contacts – or that they are blind or unable to see at all, the 2015 National …

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Weight-Loss Surgery: What Women Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of American adults are obese, which means that they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that about 40 percent of …

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The Study was Flawed: Why Women Should Rethink Hormone Therapy

A friend of mine was telling me recently about her menopausal symptoms. The hot flashes were getting to her, and the mood swings were no fun either. I asked her if she had considered hormone therapy (HT), and she gave me this look—you know, the kind that seems to say, …

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