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Information about women's health. Research and self-help articles that relate to heart and reproductive health issues for women, social factors affecting women, relationships, fertility, osteoporosis, menstruation, endometriosis, POS, fibromyalgia, PMS, mood disorders, vaccines for women and menopause symptoms and treatment.

Excessive alcohol, the symptoms of alcohol dependence use and risks it poses to women

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Alcohol dependence is one of the most severe types of drinking problems. But to acknowledge the problem women need to know the symptoms of alcohol dependence and risks it poses to their health. A few years ago, alcoholism was considered an issue that affects only men, but the things have changed, and more and more women are diagnosed as suffering from this condition.

Medical Problems Leading to Bankruptcy: Little Has Changed with ACA

ACA, medical problems and bankruptcy

ACA has had little effect on the financial burden of households with chronic health conditions. The rise in treatment costs and associated cost sharing for individuals and families are causing medical debt that often has caused these families to deplete their savings. It often also causes these families to forgo necessities like food, heat or rent in order to pay their medical bills. In these cases, the families are forced to file for bankruptcy in order to have a roof over their heads.

Quality of care: Related to reimbursement?

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Despite numerous national programs intended to ensure patients receive the best quality care, it is limited by how best to define quality. It is also dependent on your insurance. Those with government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid or Medicare are often given the barest minimum of care while those with private insurance are provided every option possible.

Significant Steps Made In Determining Susceptibility to Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies. This is in part because of the symptomology of the disease until it is at a late stage. Because of the five-year survival rate is only 45% while the actual cause of epithelial cancer of the ovary or fallopian tube is not known, studies have found about 15% are shown to be connected with the inherited genetic factors such as BRCA 1&2 mutations. The standard line of defense is surgery and treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. Unfortunately, recurrence is high with the recurring disease resistant to further chemotherapy. Recently olaparib has shown some promise in treating BRCA 1&2 mutations that have led to ovarian cancer. It is thought this occurs along the DNA repair pathways that make the cancer cells sensitive to olaparib. The validity of the study's data was confirmed by repeated tests across different fields (Fleury et al. 2017).

Issues Women Struggle With When Going Through Menopause

Many women suffer from depression while going through menopause. antidepressants- SSRI or SNRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors) are commonly used as the first line response. Unfortunately the treatment has shown only small improvements with troublesome side effect.

How You Can Show Support During Porphyria Awareness Week: April 21-28th

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It is Porphyria Awareness Week (April 21-28th). Acute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs) is a family of rare genetic diseases characterized by potentially life-threatening attacks and debilitating symptoms. AHPs mostly affects women between the ages of 20-30. AHPs patients worldwide unite this week, raising powerful voices in an effort to turn the tide of this devastating disease.

Top 5 Favorite Certified Gluten-Free Makeup Products

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More and more people are finding themselves eating gluten-free whether they have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. However, many women don’t consider that they may be ingesting gluten through their skin because many makeup products contain gluten. Here are my top 5 favorite certified gluten-free makeup products that I use personally. All products mentioned in this list are certified gluten-free and each company maintains vigorous testing standards.

10 Pieces of Healing Wisdom To Those Recovering From Adrenal Fatigue

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Adrenal fatigue is a long, exhausting road. I’ve been walking it a long time, but it has taught me invaluable lessons about living my life. I’ve had to learn to listen to my body instead of telling my symptoms to go away. Here are 10 healing pieces of wisdom I want everyone recovering from adrenal fatigue to know.

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

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.

Moms, If You Live With Chronic Pain Check for Fibromyalgia

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.

How this mom deals with stressful situations naturally

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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.

How I Coped When Tragedy Struck 10 Days Postpartum

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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.

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