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Archives for Women's Health

World AIDS Day and Women

by Margot F. December 1st, 2016 | Health Observance, Women's Health
December 1st is World AIDS Day and an excellent opportunity to take a look at how this serious disease impacts women. Since the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s has subsided, it is easy to be complacent about contracting AIDS. Also, previously, only gay men contracted this horrible disease. Unfortunately, in 2013, AIDS continues to be a serious problem globally for gay men and also, heterosexual women. While media reports show how HIV/ AIDS has ravaged sub-Saharan Africa, the number of cases of HIV/ AIDS in the United States and Canada is significant, especially for women. Even for heterosexual, monogamous,
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Chemicals and Reproductive Issues

by Jessica B. November 3rd, 2016 | Women's Health
Women’s fertility declines greatly after the age of 35, but decreased fertility begins already at the age of 30 and now some scientists and doctors are afraid that exposure to chemicals may be speeding up the process. In an opinion piece published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal, by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, experts called for increased research in chemicals and environmental contaminants on pregnancy and fertility. The experts also want more consumer information about risks.

Every year there are thousands of chemicals introduced on the commercial market, and the
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Breast Cancer Awareness: A Man’s Perspective

by Joe Lawrence October 6th, 2016 | Health Observance, Women's Health
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and an important reminder for all woman, but this article is aimed towards men. Bringing to light the merits of self examinations and prevention is paramount; however, another aspect of this month that amazes me are the heroes and their courage in the battle against a fierce enemy. As men we need to realize the impact we can have in aiding our loved ones in the fight.

Women like to talk about how tough they are and how men would never be able to bear a child. Princess Diana even
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Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

by Jane Wangersky March 10th, 2016 | Women's Health
Women are drinking more and more, says a group of Canadian researchers, to the point where they "may be catching up to their male peers when it comes to alcohol consumption."

But, of course, this is one area where we shouldn't want to make it to the same level as the boys.

It's well known that heavy drinking (more than one drink a day for a woman) has serious consequences, including health problems. What's less known is that, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Drinking over the long term is more likely
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Success at the Doctor’s: Tips for Women

by R. Carnavale February 11th, 2016 | Women's Health
Maybe you’ve experienced the following. You have a health ailment and go to the doctor’s only to find that you’re treated like a second class citizen, or you’re patted on the head like you’re an ignorant little girl who shouldn’t be taken seriously. Let’s face it – the medical profession tends to be overly paternalistic and patronizing to patients, especially women. The costs can be severe – pain, suffering, and even death. Don’t let yourself become a medical victim; instead, become an empowered patient, get the right diagnosis on the first visit, and receive the best possible medical care.

Here
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