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Archives for Women's Health

Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

by Jane Wangersky March 13th, 2020 | 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
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Success at the Doctor’s: Tips for Women

by R. Carnavale February 21st, 2020 | 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.

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Why Women Should be Doing Weight Bearing Exercise

by Kimberly Hays September 6th, 2019 | Exercise, Health Research, Women's Health
Weight training consists of simple exercises that strengthen bones and muscles by placing heaviness on the bones, which in turn strengthens them. Lifting things will place pressure on the bones, like resistance bands, dumbbell lifts, or even picking up grocery bags. You also strengthen the bones anytime you use your body weight, like push ups and lunges. Weight bearing exercise is important for everyone, but women are more prone to bone loss, especially those who are post-menopausal, and anyone at any age can begin weight bearing exercises to gain bone strength. Along with gaining bone strength and why it
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Foods That Suppress Hunger

by Kimberly Hays August 9th, 2019 | Health Observance, Women's Health
We are all trying to make healthier choices when we prepare meals for ourselves and for our loved ones. With all of the information we now have available to us, it has become easier than ever before. Sometimes the problem is not the tasty meal options, but giving in to cravings between meals that can be not so healthy. There are options that will not only satisfy your cravings, but that are also healthy alternatives to giving in to those hankerings that can ruin your whole diet for the day. This does not mean that you will feel at
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Ultrasound in Pregnancy

by Editorial Team May 24th, 2019 | Women's Health





Ultrasound technology has come a long way since its first appearance in clinical medicine in 1956 by Ian Donald.  Although it now has other applications apart from its initial use in pregnancy, pregnant women still account for an overwhelming majority of its users.





Because the technology has grown to allow for very detailed mapping of internal tissues, it has found applications in cancer treatment, cardiology, angiology and lots more. 





Transducers, also known as ultrasound probes, are the central-piece of every ultrasound machine. Probe repairs are carried out routinely

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