Why Do Overweight Women Avoid Healthcare?

A study out of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health linked past experiences with bias and discrimination and avoidance of doctors in women with higher body weights. The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher …

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“If Only…” – 6 Steps to Preventing a Fall

Did you know September is National Fruits and Veggies Month, Self Improvement Month and World Alzheimer’s Month? And that’s just a few of them. Although these issues should be made aware all year, the awareness months/weeks/days are to serve the purpose of focusing the frequency of conversation to specific time …

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On the Ballot: Medicinal Marijuana, Yay or Nay?

Boy, there is nothing like an election to fire people up on health issues. Of course there’s always talk on how government plays in to healthcare, however, there’s one health topic this go-around that definitely took center stage for everyone’s opinions and philosophies: the legalization of medical marijuana. Now, before …

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Medical Research Behind on Women’s Equality

Being a woman comes with a host of societal hurdles to overcome. Thankfully, women have come a long way in many aspects whether it be in the workforce or politics, however there’s still a lot to be done. One topic on the list of inequalities women face, and it’s that doesn’t get …

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Five Takeaways from the Largest Study on Women’s Health

As we scour the web for emerging research and developments in the realm of women’s health, sometimes we stumble upon a resource that’s simply too good to break down in to different parts for further explanation. That was the case when we found this article from Everyday Health entitled “5 …

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What You’re Missing from the Ice Bucket Challenge

I don’t know about you, but social media never ceases to blow my mind. Some days all you see is negative post after negative post; natural disasters, wars, social injustice, the list goes on and on. Other days you’ll see nothing but positivity; engagements, new babies, heart-warming stories and random …

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The Difference Between Women and Men in Medicine

To say men and women are different is like saying high heels lead to foot pain; it’s an obvious observation that doesn’t need scientific research to prove it’s true. Except in the area of medicine. Beyond women’s health issues unique to our sex, such as obstetrics and gynecology, it turns …

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Birth Control – All Things Considered

All right, bear with me here, as we’re about to jump in to a topic that could ruffle a few of your feathers, but in a good way. Our hope is that this article will be another reminder that you’re in control of your health, and being informed is one …

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When It’s Time to Go See Your Doc

In the media age it’s all too easy to let things slide. What do I mean here? I’m referring to the fact that along with media, our entire perception of healthcare has changed. No more than three decades ago when someone had an ailment the first person they would consult …

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