How to Be a Healthier, Happier, Better-Balanced Woman

If you could take a pill that would help reduce your risk of heart disease, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your mood, boost immunity, support mental function, and ease anxiety, would you take it? Not a hard question, right? Most women would jump at the chance to easily improve …

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Shining Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

The days are short, the sun is losing at hide and seek, and you’ve been feeling depressed but don’t know why. It could be that these things are all related. If you’ve experienced two or more consecutive years of seasonal depression, you could have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Symptoms …

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How to be a Happier, Healthier Caregiver

I met a new friend a few weeks ago who was visibly stressed. Her husband had passed away unexpectedly about six months before. Meanwhile, she was at her wit’s end caring for her 94-year-old mother, a woman who was desperate to maintain her independence while suffering from health problems that …

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How is your Spouse’s Health Impacting Yours?

When Sharon Vecchiarelli’s husband was diagnosed with cancer in February 2011, their world was completely turned upside down. It quickly fell to her to manage his care, find the right doctors, try to keep their two children’s lives as normal as possible, update family and friends, and take care of …

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Menopause: New Research and Developments

An e-card from Someecards reads, “’Menopause really isn’t that bad,’ said no woman ever.” Another one says, “Oh, I understand it now…Menopause is just puberty’s evil older sister.” We laugh because we know it’s true, whether or not we’ve experienced “the change.” New research and developments in understanding menopause and …

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5 Ways Strength Training Boosts Female Power and Confidence

About a year ago, I made a change in my regular exercise routine. I’m now convinced it was the best change I’ve made since I started yoga in my later twenties. It started when I was visiting my younger brother at my parents’ house last summer. He’s in the Air …

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5 Ways to Control the Way Social Media Affects Your Emotions

According to the 2014 annual Women’s Media Center report, 71 percent of women use social networking sites, compared to 62 percent of men. Forty million more women than men use Twitter. Women participate in 62 percent of the sharing on Facebook, and have 8 percent more “friends” than men. Yet …

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Insomnia Symptoms and Treatments (Video)

Can’t sleep? Learn about insomnia symptoms and treatments from Womenshealth.com and Emmy Fink: “Every day seems to bring more research and news coverage on the subject of inadequate sleep. It makes us accident-prone and slows down our reasoning. It drenches our sex drive and dulls our skin. Our memory, judgment …

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More Women Falling Victim to Opioid Painkiller Addiction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers in the U.S. Healthcare providers wrote 259 prescriptions for these drugs in 2012—enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills. The two are directly related. “An …

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Experts Now Recommend Routine Depression Screenings for all – Especially Women

This week a group of health industry experts has issued an update of their 2009 recommendation that all adults should be screened for depression to specifically include pregnant and postpartum women. The new recommendations come from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), an organization that routinely reviews current scientific …

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