Do You Have the “Holiday Stress” Personality?

The holidays can be stressful for many people, but women tend to get the brunt of it. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that women experienced a much more dramatic spike in stress levels over the holidays than men did. Researchers noted that women were much …

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How to Deal with the Mixed Emotions of Motherhood This Holiday Season

Being a parent around the holidays can be beautiful… or beastly.  Finding time to spending with your children with everything else going on, buying presents, building snowmen, drinking hot cocoa, or relaxing with the family fireside, being a mother during this merry season can give you mixed emotions and mess …

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Table Talk: 5 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving Get-Togethers

November has been a month of opposites. Many of us have been alternately pleased by the mild weather and consumed with the recent political election. No matter which side of the issues you find yourself on – there is one thing on which we can all agree – we can’t agree …

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12 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

With the holiday season starting to get in to full swing (don’t even get me started on Christmas music before Thanksgiving), we thought it would be good to kick off November with a good look at gratitude. Sure, you may say it’s not an original topic given the season and Thanksgiving …

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Why the Holidays Hurt Our Health

Can you believe it’s November? I feel like this happens every year, the spring and summer are a blur, then it comes time for the holiday season, and now I just so desperately want time to slow down. I want more time to enjoy the dramatic shift in seasons, to …

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BRCA Gene Testing for Women with Ovarian Cancer

A recent study out of McGill University Health Centre suggests that all women with ovarian cancer should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, regardless of family history. But this study confirms what is already known and practiced in the U.S. It wouldn’t change current guidelines here in the …

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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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5 Reasons To Have an Orgasm Today

You exercise, brush your teeth and get enough sleep. You try to eat right, you take your vitamins and you manage your stress. Your health is a priority to you and you are doing all you can to keep on top of it. But have you considered having more sex? …

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Sleep Loss Linked To Obesity And Diabetes

Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences sleep researchers. The study was conducted via a nationwide, phone-based survey of 3,105 adults from 23 U.S. metropolitan …

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How Women Can Enjoy Life More As They Age

I attended a special event with my mom a few weeks ago. As we were getting ready in the hotel, we were complaining about the dry air and how it affected our skin. Mom didn’t care for the itchy feel. I was bemoaning the way it made a “new” wrinkle …

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