Tagged as Women's Health

When it comes to heart attacks, most people think of crushing chest pain and shooting pains in the left arm. They often also think of men. Which makes sense since it's men who are more likely to experience these particular symptoms. But for women, the symptoms of a heart attack may be (and often are) different. Ok so maybe you knew that, but did you know that women may also be more susceptible to the...
February 18, 2021
Some of us love talking with strangers, even seeking out opportunities to meet new folks. Others...well, not so much. We may worry before, during, and after the entire conversation about what the other person thinks or hone in on our own quirks, wondering how awkward we seemed or if we said the wrong thing. Those of us who don’t like to talk to strangers might even assume that our new -chat partner...
October 21, 2020
A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be miserable. The pain and burning during urination makes it difficult to think about anything else, and the frequent urge to urinate might make it difficult to leave the bathroom or curtail activities. But most don't know that UTI's can even result in the spread of infection to other areas of the body and may even have serious consequences if left untreated. Inherent...
October 20, 2020
Women have a -1 in 8 chance- of developing ovarian cancer over the course of their lives, according to the American Cancer Society. Although ovarian cancer can be uncomfortable to think about, having a good knowledge of what to look for and what options a person with the disease has for treatment and recovery are very important. Here are some of the things you really should know about ovarian cancer....
October 20, 2020
A mixed drink after work to unwind, a glass of wine with dinner, a nightcap to relax before heading to bed — having one drink every day isn’t a big deal, right? Except, for a woman, maybe it is. How Much Alcohol is Safe for Women? - Just three drinks per week raise the risk of invasive hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer by -15%. Drinking 2-3 drinks per day increases the risk to -30-50%. One drink,...
May 26, 2020
Breast cancer awareness is an important part of women’s health, and early detection saves lives. Unfortunately, increased awareness and easily accessible screening processes sometimes lead to unnecessary treatments. Protection from both sides of this ugly disease is aided by arming oneself with solid information on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Be aware of breast cancer risk, but don't let...
October 22, 2018
In case you hadn’t noticed, men have a pretty lackadaisical attitude toward their health—an attitude that contributes to the fact that they’re more likely than women to die of -heart disease-, stroke, and -cancer. And the situation is getting worse, with -women outliving men- by about 5 years. Sounds pretty grim, doesn’t it? Well, it doesn’t have to be. The reality is that millions of -premature deaths...
May 29, 2018
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June 19, 2013
I have a different view of menopause than most. I see it not as a transition to be embraced but as a medical problem that causes a lot of ill health, and I see medical treatment as the solution to that problem. I am not talking about the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) that was given to women in the Women's Health Initiative, because, from a scientific standpoint it wasn't HRT. Premarin is neither...
October 31, 2007