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The Deadly Health Condition One in Five Women Can’t Recognize

Twenty percent of American women remain in the dark when it comes to spotting the common signs of a stroke, says a new report by Columbia University. Strokes rank just behind heart disease and canc…

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5+ Things To Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Ahhh being a woman. It comes with many joys and unique talents. It also comes with extra bodily issues that men rarely have to deal with. Like a monthly cycle. Or child birth. Or the fear of losing ou…

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Can We Reduce Unplanned Pregnancies?

Originally published March 5, 2014 on Bedsider. Can the U.S. bring the proportion of unplanned pregnancies down to 44% by the year 2020? Maybe the goal sounds modest, but unplanned pregnancy is a t…

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Is Your Bra Dangerous to Your Health?

“To Bra or Not to Bra?” That’s the question medical anthropologists Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, are asking. They’ve been studying the connection between bras and women’s health for twenty …

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4 Dietary Habits That Help Women Age Well

Women who adopt certain eating patterns are far more likely to reach age 70 with their good health intact, according to a recent study, conducted by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Ha…

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Take Time to Nurture Yourself

Women are often the primary nurturers. Women carry the pregnancy and breast-feed the baby. They are the epicenter of healthcare decisions for the family and are more likely to be the caregiver whe…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Fertility

If you're like most people you probably have vague recollections of boring high school chemistry classes when you hear the word, "pH."  Don't let chemistry class stop you from accessing one of the gre…

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3 Theories on Why Alzheimer’s Hits Women Harder Than Men

Women who develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically face a faster rate of decline of their mental functioning than men in the same stage of the disease, according to a recent analysis. Rese…

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The Breast Cancer & Alcohol Connection

To drink or not to drink? That is the question many women face when trying to prevent or reverse breast cancer. With conflicting information and studies, it can be a difficult decision for many women.…

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8 Things Every Woman Needs to Know about Feminine Hygiene Products

What you don’t know about your pads and tampons may be hurting you.  Here are 8 things you need to know: 1.  Most pads and tampons contain dioxin residues from bleaching the cotton used to make the…

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wonderful....I love whales......

An interesting concept, I certainly love pistachio nuts. The gardening tip is a good one.

I would love to try to make one of these but I've no idea where to buy the Cellulose, rose petals an…

I'm from the Ozark mountains. I think folks here, figured out a non food use for sugar, long ago.

Interesting, at least it is something without harmful toxins