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‘Tis the (Flu) Season: What You Need to Know about the Flu Shot

‘Tis the (Flu) Season: What You Need to Know about the Flu Shot

With every fall comes brisk days, turning leaves, Halloween costumes, and—oh, yes—flu season. This unwelcome sign of the autumn season and coming winter tends to start around October, peak in January or February, and can last through May. You have a defense, however, against this seasonal bug: a flu shot. The [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Choosing Positive Thinking

Choosing Positive Thinking

    You’ve heard it said that your mind is like a muscle—to keep it sharp you need to exercise it. But just like your quadriceps, abdominals, or any other muscle, to keep your brain fit you need to exercise it properly. This means building on ways to make it [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Should I Workout when I Have a Cold?

Should I Workout when I Have a Cold?

We tend to talk a lot about motivation in fitness—tricks and inspiration to get us out for that run or to the gym. But with all this encouragement to exercise, we also need to remember that some days we need a break. Illness, even a touch of a cold, can be one of [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Working Out with Weights? Tips for Keeping Your Low Back Safe

Working Out with Weights? Tips for Keeping Your Low Back Safe

We hear a lot about the benefits of weight-bearing activity for women, including weightlifting. We’re told that adding some heft to our exercise can help tone our bodies, increase fat-burning, and, importantly, slow bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. The secret to effective weightlifting, whatever your goals, is to performs these activities [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Ten Tips for Mental Health

Ten Tips for Mental Health

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicates that approximately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer from a diagnosable mental illness.  That is more than 1 in every 4 adults, and that does not count [...]

Posted on: October 9, 2014

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Health Issue

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Health Issue

Alzheimer’s affects more women than men, making education and awareness an essential part of your health plan. By Mia James Although Alzheimer’s disease affects both men and women, the condition is gaining attention as a women’s health issue. There is no known physiological link between gender and development of the disease, [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts

Maternal health in the United States and abroad is the focus of this organization dedicated to ensuring that mothers everywhere have access to high-quality care during pregnancy and delivery. By Diana Price In May 2014 the medi­cal journal The Lancet published a study that made headlines; but, unlike many medical stories that make [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Tune In to Your Inner Compass

Tune In to Your Inner Compass

Many women experience anxiety, but few of us pay attention to what it is telling us about our lives. By Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD Have you ever experienced severe anx­iety—a sense of panic, a racing heart, shortness of breath? Maybe you have dealt with sleep issues as your brain obsesses [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Young and Newly Diagnosed With Cancer?

Young and Newly Diagnosed With Cancer?

Think about Fertility. Some women find that cancer treatment affects or damages their fertility. For some of these women, once treatment ends, natural conception and childbearing are no longer options. It is important to ask your oncologist about possible risks that treatment could pose to your future fertility so that you [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Learn, Listen, and Act

Learn, Listen, and Act

Understanding your risk for gynecologic cancers and seeking early care are key steps in maintaining your gynecologic health. Foundation for Women’s Cancers foundationforwomenscancer.org Cancer is a word used to define a collection of diseases that share one unique characteristic: the uncontrolled growth of cells that have the potential to spread (metastasize) to other parts [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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