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Women's Health

SCAD: The Dangerous Heart Attack that’s Striking Healthy Young Women

Jul 20 2017 - 12:12pm
SCAD heart attack

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. This frightening condition strikes suddenly, without warning, and is most common in young healthy women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and you have probably never even heard of it.

What is SCAD?

Chamilia Swarovski Breast Cancer Charm Encourages Moms to Be Brave and Strong

Jun 26 2017 - 9:18pm
Chamilia Swarovski Breast Cancer

Discover how the Chamilia Swarovski Breast Cancer charm is encouraging when to be brave and strong and show support of the Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.

The breast cancer statistics for women in the United States are alarming. It is estimated 1 in 9 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life.

Moms, If You Live With Chronic Pain Check for Fibromyalgia

Jun 26 2017 - 8:40pm
Fibromyalgia pain and its treatment

As someone who lives with Fibromyalgia everyday I can assure you it is real and the pain is sometimes unbearable. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread body pain and muscle tenderness. We have almost all suffered from the flu at one point in time. Well imagine feeling like you have the flu around the clock, this is what fibromyalgia feels like.

People with Fibromialgia are often very sensitive to pressure and pressure is frequently felt as pain. It is also accompanied by a variety of other bothersome symptoms.

More Than A Feeling - The Struggle of Postpartum Depression

Jun 8 2017 - 5:14pm
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression. Baby Blues. Postpartum Thyroiditis. These are three terms most pregnant women aren't focusing on while expecting a new member of their family.

For many women, pregnancy is an exciting time. We spend countless hours imagining, planning, and preparing for our new squishy bundle of joy to arrive.

How this mom deals with stressful situations naturally

Jun 7 2017 - 10:22pm
how moms manage anxiety

Everyone one of us has faced a situation that has given us anxiety, maybe even to the point to consider it a phobia. As moms, we still have these fears, but we must try even harder to get through what is causing this anxiety from our children, our spouses, and most importantly, ourselves. Some common phobias can include public speaking, doctors, or even heights. Personally, a phobia of mine has been the dentist. Today, I had a dentist appointment and I to face my fear so to speak. While facing a fear is a feat for anyone, here are five ways to help in any situation that may cause you or anyone else anxiety.

1.Deep Breathing: It's a natural reaction that when we are confronted with a difficult situation, we hold our breath. Sometimes this can be done consciously or unconsciously.

How I Coped When Tragedy Struck 10 Days Postpartum

Jun 5 2017 - 9:12pm
ER Room

I was on Cloud 9. Nine days prior, I had the birth of my dreams. A fast, hard labor at home. Fifty-five minutes start to finish and I delivered our beautiful baby girl at home. It truly was a dream. We were all so enamored with this beautiful baby girl; the first girl in 35 years in my husband's family. Her two big brothers, her daddy and I just loved her so much. We were adjusting to becoming a family of five and having two babies under a year old. Our oldest just adored his sweet tiny baby sister and he had never been happier in his entire life it seemed. When, out of nowhere, our life took a crazy, indescribably scary turn for the worst.

My husband woke up on the morning of Monday, November 21st telling me he was throwing up blood. I didn't exactly believe him until he dropped completely unconscious right in front of me.

Models deserve protection from being pressured to be too thin

Feb 5 2017 - 12:01am
A model enjoying some coffee

A new study has addressed pressures on models to be too thin which often leads to very unhealthy behaviors. Initiatives should be taken to protect models from being pressured to risk their health to make it in the fashion industry.

Modeling is a big business with a lot of young girls dreaming they could go from rags to riches if only they got a break as a model.

How Licorice Could Lower Estrogen and Affect Fertility

Nov 13 2016 - 6:25pm
licorice can affect estrogen and fertility

Licorice is a popular chewy candy as well as a common herbal supplement sometimes used to manage peptic ulcers, blood sugar and diabetes, colds, indigestion, coughs, hot flashes associated with menopause, and perhaps even gum disease. But did you know that licorice contains a compound that could lower estrogen and affect fertility in women?

The results of a new study, which was conducted by a team at the University of Illinois, found that exposure to a compound found in licorice, isoliquiritigenin, reduced the expression of genes invo

Resveratrol For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Oct 21 2016 - 9:44am
resveratrol for polycystic ovary syndrome

For the 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age who suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), news that a natural supplement can address the hormone imbalance characteristic of the condition could be great news. That supplement is resveratrol, which is found in grapes, raspberries, and red wine.

What’s special about resveratrol?

Home Remedies: Sweetened and dried cranberries help with urinary tract infections

Aug 18 2016 - 11:22pm
cranberries home remedies for urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are very common among women and can cause a great deal of pain and suffering, but there are home remedies women can use, including cranberries.

There has been talk for a long time dealing with the beneficial effects of cranberries in helping to prevent urinary tract infections.

The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

Jun 15 2016 - 11:15am
Food allergy vs food intolerance

Do you know what a food allergy is? Probably so. What about food intolerance or food sensitivity? You generally understand that as well. Now, how about explaining the differences between the three? That's where things start getting confusing. Dr. Chad Larson gets questions about the differences between these three health issues often enough that he decided he might as well put something in writing to help people differentiate.

By Dr. Chad Larson

4 things to know about ultrasounds

Feb 12 2016 - 12:46am

For parents expecting their first child, an ultrasound is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy. It gives you the opportunity to see your child’s heartbeat and movement. However, it can also cause anxiety and concern if you do not know what to expect. Before you get an ultrasound, you may want to consider the following points.

What is the purpose of an ultrasound?

One Exercise All Women Need To Do and Why

Jan 18 2016 - 9:19am
exercise all women need to do

My research has convinced me that there is one exercise all women need to do, starting right now. This exercise is so easy, you can do it just about anywhere, at anytime. In fact, I’m doing it while I’m keyboarding this article.

You may have guessed that the exercise all women need to do is Kegels, but simply guessing the right answer isn’t good enough. Women need to do Kegel exercises and practice them every day.

You Will Be Surprised To Learn The Percentage of Polled Women Who Are "Body Positive"

Jan 4 2016 - 10:59am
Women's health and body image perception

Today, Yahoo Health launched Body-Peace Resolution, a month-long initiative to motivate you to pursue wellness goals that aren’t vanity-driven - and therefore, destined for failure - but that strive for more meaningful outcomes, such as physical strength, mental fitness, nutritional nirvana and self-acceptance - true and total body peace.

To kick-off the campaign, Yahoo Health released a new study that reveals the shocking realities of male/female body perception, and body image issues across adults and teen. Highlights include:

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Options

Sep 13 2015 - 11:26am
PMDD treatment options

For women who suffer with a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), it’s important to know the available treatment options, both conventional and alternative. Awareness of a variety of treatment approaches gives women an opportunity to make an informed decision.

Approximately 3 to 8 percent of menstruating women experience PMDD, which is characterized by physical and psychological symptoms that occur during the days before the menstrual period.

Vaginal Labiaplasty On the Rise

Mar 12 2015 - 2:07pm
vaginal labiaplasty

Vaginal labiaplasty, sometimes referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, is one of the fastest growing procedures on the plastic surgery circuit. What is the latest on labiaplasty and why are more and more women choosing it?

A labiaplasty is a broad term for a variety of techniques used to remove excess labial skin (labia minora) for aesthetic and/or functional reasons.

Common Chemicals May Cause Earlier Menopause

Jan 29 2015 - 3:15pm
common chemicals and earlier menopause

Common chemicals found in shampoos, cosmetics, plastics, flooring, cars, food, and the environment may be causing women to experience an earlier menopause than normal. When these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are present at high levels, they can interfere with the normal production and activity of hormones in the body and result in additional health problems as well.

Scientists have been aware for some time that common chemicals capable of disrupting hormone levels are associated with various cancers, metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications,

Women need more counseling from obstetricians on environmental toxins

Jul 1 2014 - 2:15am
environmental toxins

Environmental toxins often have the power to tragically undermine the reproductive health of women. These toxins are all around us. Women need to be reminded about this problem and encouraged to attempt to do something about it. Yet, it appears obstetricians often let their patients down by failing to take the time to counsel them about environmental toxins.