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The Location of Your Home Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

When we think about the risk factors for a heart attack, our list usually includes fatty food, sedentary job, stress and such. Research findings have now added another—and very surprising—factor to…

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Why Women Should Eat More Potassium After Menopause

What do baked potatoes, bananas, white beans, tomato paste, and dried apricots have in common? Yes, they taste great. But more than that, they are all rich sources of potassium. This vital miner…

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Top Women’s Mental Health Issues (Infographic)

Women reportedly cope with "the blues" much more than men. We must remember that these statistics are only based on national diagnoses and that men may be diagnosed less with mental health issues due …

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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?

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 tough nut to crack. Recent research from the Guttmac…

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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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