Too Hot to Sleep? Severe Hot Flashes Linked to Greater Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Early diagnosis important to control risk of heart disease, stroke, depression, and death Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Many menopausal women complain about poor sleep. Should the problem be blamed simply on menopause or on a more serious underlying sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? What, if …

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Indoor Tanning Addiction and the Depression Connection

A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression …

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Happiness and Health

When was the last time you laughed or felt happy? If it’s been too long or you can’t remember, consider this old adage: Laughter is the best medicine. Bobby McFerrin had it right when he sang, “Don’t worry, be happy.” Research “Multiple studies confirm that cultivating positive emotions has enormous …

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Get Rhythm—What Women Need to Know About Afib

Do you have rhythm? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people don’t. Instead, they have a condition known as “atrial fibrillation”—also called “Afib” or “AF”—that causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or in an irregular way. The …

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Exercise Helps Women Cope with Multiple Sclerosis

While exercise doesn’t prevent people from developing multiple sclerosis (MS), certain kinds of exercise may be beneficial to those who already have it. MS is a neurological disease that directly affects the body, but coping with it can bring about depression – and this is where exercise comes in. What …

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Fibromyalgia: Not the Flu

Imagine what it feels like when you have the flu: You’re exhausted and it feels like you’re carrying 50 pound sacks on your shoulders, your body hurts, you have a headache, it’s hard to get comfortable, you’re limited in what you can do, and you’re cranky because of these things. …

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How to Sail Through Empty Nest Syndrome

Graduations took place across the country several weeks ago, and now thousands of promising young people are heading off to college or to their first jobs. For most parents, it’s a time of pride, but also of mixed feelings, particularly for moms. Seeing that bedroom suddenly emptied out can do …

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Why Are Women More Likely to Suffer Back Pain?

Oh, my aching back. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Affecting over 31 million Americans, it is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor …

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3 Scientifically Backed Reasons Why Women Need Pets

Want to relieve stress, get more active, reduce your risk of heart disease, and enjoy a longer, healthier life? All you have to do is get a pet, according to scientists. They can provide all these health benefits and more. Most women don’t need convincing. According to a FemiNation poll …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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