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Most Women Can’t Identify Stroke Warning Signs

According to a recent study published by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, U.S. women are generally unaware of the warning signs associated with having a stroke. Men were not included in the study. In a survey of over 1,200 American women, only 44% identified difficulty speaking or slurred speech as a […]

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How to Prevent or Slow Down Osteoporosis

We all lose bone mass as we age. In your thirties, you begin to lose more bone mass than your body can create. By the time you are fifty, your risk of osteoporosis increases significantly. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that more than 12 million people over the age of fifty have osteoporosis. Women face […]

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Can Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Lower Your Child’s Risk Of Allergies?

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that pregnant women who consume nuts can reduce the risk of nut allergies in their child. Peanuts are one of the most common types of foods linked to allergies. This new study shows that the diet of a woman during pregnancy can impact the likelihood of the child having […]

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Growth Factors 101: How They Work, And Why You Need Them

The outward appearance of our skin is often a reflection of what’s happening below the skin’s surface. Fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and uneven skin tone are visible signs of our body’s underlying aging process. While Botox and fillers can do wonders for lines and wrinkles, there is another less invasive option known […]

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure. Nearly 50 percent are women. Many are pregnant. If you’re among those suffering from high blood pressure during pregnancy, you should be treated by a physician. Exams should start as early as possible and continue regularly so […]

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The Hype About Hyperpigmentation

A lifetime of sun exposure is bound to leave a few marks. Unfortunately, those marks tend to appear as dark spots and patches on the most visible parts of our skin. But the more we know about what causes them, the more we’ll be able to prevent and repair them. Hyperpigmentation is a common condition […]

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How To Protect Your Skin During Winter Months

We usually think of applying sunscreen only on warm sunny days, but the truth is we need its protection all year round. Winter sunscreen is just as important as summer sunscreen since ultraviolet rays can be just as damaging on the slopes as on the beach. Outdoor winter activities puts skiers and snowboarders at increased […]

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Seeing Red? What You Need to Know About Rosacea

A rosy complexion is often thought to be a sign of good health. But red patches on the face may signal something more troubling — rosacea, a common inflammation of facial skin caused by the swelling of blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness; small, spider-like […]

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Study suggest women who read Fifty Shades are more likely to engage in ‘unhealthy behaviors’

Reading fiction provides a healthy escape for many women. But a new study led by Michigan State University’s Amy Bonomi indicates that reading the Fifty Shades of Grey erotica novels may not be so healthy. The novel series that depicts the sexual endeavors of a man and a woman character has been wildly popular, selling over 100 million copies worldwide. But the […]

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A New Smartphone App Can Screen Your Newborn For Jaundice

Jaundice occurs when billirubin builds up in the blood and tissues of the body. Billirubin is a natural byproduct created from the break down of red blood. Typically, the liver takes care of excess billirubin, but in new babies the process may not be fully functional. If not treated, jaundice can cause brain damage and […]

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