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Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

by Jane Wangersky March 9th, 2018 | 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 9th, 2018 | 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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HIV / AIDS Is a Manageable Disease

by Margot F. December 22nd, 2017 | Health Observance, Women's Health
There is no cure for HIV so if possible, take steps to reduce your risk of getting the disease. Practicing “safer needle use” and “safer sex” are recommended.

The term “safer sex” refers to using a latex or polyurethane condom or female condom correctly each time you engage in vaginal or anal intercourse, especially if you have multiple partners or are unsure of your partner’s HIV status. It is important to use a condom or dental dam (piece of latex used to cover the vagina or anus) when engaging in oral sex. Water based lubricants are recommended because oil-based ones
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Experiencing the Joy of Life: 3 Fertility Operations that Could Lead to Pregnancy

by Editorial Team November 10th, 2017 | Women's Health
Infertility, which is defined as an inability to get pregnant for one year after trying (or six months after trying if a women is 35 years or older), is not as uncommon as many people believe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S. approximately 12 percent of women aged 15-44 experience difficulty getting pregnant. What’s more, inability to conceive is by no means just a biological issue. For many women and couples, it is emotionally scarring — and in some cases, devastating.

The good news is that there are three well-established fertility operations that
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Preening Your Postpartum Health

by Editorial Team October 19th, 2017 | Women's Health
In the chaos of the time immediately after childbirth, your personal health can take a backseat. However, a study by the Annals of Family Medicine found that the women suffer post-childbirth symptoms for five weeks.

Science therefore shows that women, and especially working women, could perhaps do a little more to preserve their health after childbirth. We already know that certain chemicals harm reproductive health for mothers and those trying for a baby. So, what can you do to feel and look better post birth?

Physical Wellbeing

Having a baby is a huge ask of your body’s resources. If you’ve changed your body shape
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