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Archives for Women's Health

The Effects of Obesity on Women

by Kimberly Hays June 17th, 2015 | Women's Health
It seems women are always interested in articles regarding nutrition, but most know little about the statistics that show that obesity is the number one nutrition issue. Undoubtedly, there needs to be an open line of communication between women and their doctors about this epidemic to help women understand the risks associated with obesity, as well as how to get on track for better health. With nearly 70% of women in the United States being overweight, and 34% of those being obese, this is a topic that must be addressed and taken seriously.

Cancer – According to The National Cancer
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Gardasil: The Good, Bad, & Ugly

by Jessica B. June 4th, 2015 | Women's Health
Ever since the Gardasil vaccine was released, there has been a lot of controversy over who should take it, when they should take it, and how effective it is. There are a lot of good reasons to take or to skip the Gardasil vaccine, and the choice is up to each individual or parent. The main benefit of the Gardasil vaccine, in my opinion, is that it opened up the dialogue about the role that HPV plays in cervical cancer, and it spread a great deal of information, very quickly, about how and what is being done to prevent
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Signs of Heart Disease in Women

by Jane Wangersky April 2nd, 2015 | Women's Health
Most of us are now aware that women can and do have heart attacks. The Food and Drug Administration puts it very bluntly: "More women die from heart disease than from anything else. Any woman can get heart disease."

But many of us, when we picture someone having a heart attack, see it in the way it typically happens to men. For example, I think of my father being taken to the ER with severe chest pain. And it's important to know that heart disease in women doesn't necessarily appear in that form; it may not seem severe
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Strategies to Prevent Birth Defects

by Kimberly Hays January 11th, 2015 | Health Observance, Women's Health
Most mothers-to-be know that it is important to get plenty of folic acid and to see their doctor prior to becoming pregnant to be sure that they are in optimum health. With birth defects averaging at approximately 1 in 33 babies in the United States, it is also the cause of high mortality rates. Because we are observing National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we are going to discuss some of the less talked about information on birth defects. Knowledge is power!

Reduce Your Sugar Intake – Deficiencies in certain nutrients can be detrimental during a pregnancy, but so can an
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Relax, for the Heart of It

by Margot F. November 5th, 2014 | Health Observance, Women's Health
Life for many women can be extremely stressful looking after everyone. Taking care of oneself can be challenging. Some women perceive self care as selfish. Unfortunately, ignoring the signs of stress can have serious consequences for your heart, sometimes resulting in heart disease.

Two types of heart disease are stroke and heart attack. When a blood vessel to the heart is blocked, it is called a heart attack. A blockage to a portion of the brain is called a stroke. In both cases, the cells deprived of oxygen will die within minutes.  Both conditions are extremely serious. Three of the
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