Women and Heart Disease

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It may come as a shock to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women each year in the United States. Most people would assume that cancer of the breasts or reproductive system causes more deaths among women because they tend to believe that only “old men” suffer from heart disease. It … Read More

Maintaining Your Weight Over the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of joy and for gathering and celebrating with friends and family that you hold dear. However, these gatherings typically involved lots of food and drink. All those tasty treats that we enjoy over the holidays can add up to extra pounds that you will have to deal with in the … Read More

Health Issues Specific To Women

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Let’s face it, women are different from men!  And, while there are a number of heath issues that affect both women and men equally, there are also some health issues that are specific to women.  Here are some interesting facts from the National Institutes of Health regarding women’s health issues: Women are more likely to … Read More

Excess Amounts of Fat in Liver, Tissues and Blood May Increase Risk for Osteoporosis

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In the past, being overweight was considered to be protective against Osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become weakened and brittle and more at risk for fracture.  This is because increased weight on the bones leads to more dense bones.  Therefore, thin women were deemed to be more at risk for Osteoporosis. While … Read More

The Role of Fish Oil in Women’s Health

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Fish Oil supplements have been in the news a lot lately and chances are, you have heard of their tremendous health benefits. This is because fish oil supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).  Studies have shown that getting an adequate intake of Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce joint pain, stress and your … Read More

Major Issues Concerning Women’s Health

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Being a woman today can be stressful.  Many of us are trying to balance work, family and other obligations and are finding that there is just not enough of us to go around.  Many of us are feeling, tired, stressed and worn down and this can leave us more susceptible to health problems.  That is … Read More

Weight Loss and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman and have vowed to lose weight in the new year, you are not alone.  Every January, women all over the United States vow to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle.  If you have been to your neighborhood gym lately, or to a weight watchers meeting, you may have noticed … Read More

The Affect of BMI on Women’s Health

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BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat based on your height and weight and has an important affect on women’s health.  The range for BMI is as follows: Underweight = less than 18.5 Normal Weight = 18.5 – 24.9 Overweight = 25-29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater. The goal is … Read More

Heart Disease and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman in the United States, chances are you are very aware of your risk for breast cancer, cervical cancer, osteoporosis and other conditions affecting women’s health.  However, how aware are you of your risks for heart disease?  You may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of … Read More