Category: Women Health

Try Before You Buy? 0

Try Before You Buy?

Before you head into the dressing room, know how to safely try on items so you’re not bringing home more than you bargained for. Undergarments: Your safest bet is to avoid the in–store audition....

Elective Actions 0

Elective Actions

Use today as an excuse to exercise your body, mind, and spirit: Leave your car in the driveway and walk or pedal to work. Or round a track or sprint up stadium steps at...

Sweet Urge to Splurge 0

Sweet Urge to Splurge

Does ice cream summon you at night or vending machine candy bars call you during the day? Succumbing to your sweet tooth can become your nutrition or weight control downfall. Wean yourself from the...

Image Conscience 0

Image Conscience

Body perception depends more on self–esteem than the reflection in the mirror. If left unchecked, it can easily shame you into fad diets, extreme exercise, and insecurity. Give your body image a makeover with...

When not to get a Pap Test 0

When not to get a Pap Test

If you dutifully visit your ob-gyn for a Pap smear every year, you might want to change your routine. There are new government guidelines for the test, which checks for abnormal changes in cells...

Hot Flash 0

Hot Flash

The old adage says to feed a cold and starve a fever — advice medical experts don’t endorse. But it can be hard to know what to do when the mercury spikes. Learn how...

Feminine Essentials 0

Feminine Essentials

What better time to share the gift of health with the women in your life. Or to stop and take inventory to address your own needs. Put a bow on these ideas for enhancing...

Managing Menopause 0

Managing Menopause

Research shows that seasonal changes can affect the timing of menopause. A menopause clinic study revealed that spring and autumn equinoxes are related to the timing of menopause thanks to a number of triggers,...

Making a World of Difference 0

Making a World of Difference

Make a world of difference in your health by following these guidelines: Slap on sunscreen: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 90% of skin conditions are caused by stepping outdoors unprotected. Guard yourself from...

Sleep Deficit 0

Sleep Deficit

People often shrug off fatigue for lack of sleep. But while tiredness is a health risk in its own right (sleep deprivation can cause heart trouble and raise your susceptibility to accidents), it can...

Women and Menopause 0

Women and Menopause

MENOPAUSE. All women will experience it, but when and how is different for everyone. A woman has reached menopause when she goes one full year without a period. This usually happens around the age...

Hysterectomy 0

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomies are among the most common surgical procedures give to women: 600,000 a year are performed in the USA alone. But, are these operations necessary, or simply the easiest option to offer? A hysterectomy...

Get to Know Your Breasts 0

Get to Know Your Breasts

“Knowing” your breasts is essential if you’re to spot when something changes. Examine them at least monthly, ideally seven to ten days after our period begins. This will allow the breast tissue to “settle”...

A Massage for Your PMS 0

A Massage for Your PMS

… and other surprising down-there cures from around the world. From Japan – SHIATSU Good for Cramps How it works Shiatsu, Japanese for “finger pressure’, is an acupressure massage aimed at stimulating the meridians...

Menopause Naturally 0

Menopause Naturally

Since 2002, when the National Institutes of Health halted a hormone-therapy (HT) trial for safety reasons, women have been worried about HT use. In fact, over half the women surveyed in one study attempted...

The New Pap Rules 0

The New Pap Rules

Whether you’re 25 or 40-plus, cervical-cancer screening can save your life. What to know before you step into the stirrups. 20s Being getting annual PAP tests 3 years after you start having intercourse or...

Endometriosis 0

Endometriosis

Approximately 5 million women in the USA and 1.5 million women in the UK suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is characterized by cells from the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) that have migrated to...

Pregnancy Back Pain 0

Pregnancy Back Pain

The weight of an unborn baby and the softening of ligaments during pregnancy mean that between half and three-quarters of expectant mothers experience some form of back pain during their pregnancy. Fortunately, there are...

Hormonal Health for Women 0

Hormonal Health for Women

All the hormones in your body are secreted by the glands of your endocrine system. Two of the most significant endocrine glands are the thyroid and the adrenals. As we’ve already seen, many women’s...

Beware Any Doctor Who … 0

Beware Any Doctor Who …

• Claims he can slow, stop, or reverse the aging process. • Says he’s board-certified in anti-aging medicine or age management. The American Board of Medical Specialties (the gold standard in physician certification) does...

The Fountain of Youth in a Pill? 0

The Fountain of Youth in a Pill?

Let’s get something straight: There is no supplement that’s been proven to lengthen your life or delay aging. Avoid any product that claims to do so. Here’s the real deal on pills most often...

Anti-Aging Beauty Foods 0

Anti-Aging Beauty Foods

Cosmetics and beauty products are a $7 billion a year industry in the U.S. –money spent on expensive skin creams, treatments and potions that claim to make you look younger. But there are some...

Miscarriage and Your Age 0

Miscarriage and Your Age

Unfortunately, the ratio of miscarriage increases with age because the older you are, the older your eggs are. In addition, older women tend to be more prone to hormonal imbalances that can affect their...

Cystitis 0

Cystitis

The female anatomy, which is so complex and clever in so many ways, also makes us more prone to bladder infections, known medically as cystitis and sometimes called urinary tract infections (UTIs). A woman’s...

Hormone Replacement Therapy 0

Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT comes in a dazzling array of creams, pessaries, gels, implants, and tablets. It’s the medical approach to dealing with menopause. What is HRT? When you go through menopause, your body stops producing the...