Why Are Women More Likely to Suffer Back Pain?

Oh, my aching back. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Affecting over 31 million Americans, it is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor …

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5 Reasons Why Women Should be Getting More Magnesium

Recent studies have suggested that taking a standard multi-vitamin may not be as beneficial as we once thought. In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that women who used a multivitamin were actually at a higher risk of mortality than women who didn’t. In 2012, the Harvard Physician’s Study …

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Six Insect-Borne Diseases Women Need to Beware of This Summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that as of April 25, 2017, a total of 1,793 pregnant women had evidence of the Zika virus infection in the U.S. So far this year alone, there have been 110 actual cases. Climate Central says we need to brace for …

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Is Your Immune System to Blame for Your Sluggish Thyroid?

A friend of mine turned 40 years old a couple months ago. During a recent standard physical, her doctor discovered two lumps in her neck, on either side of the thyroid. My friend was scheduled for an immediate biopsy. She was understandably nervous. The term “biopsy” often seems to go …

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3 Scientifically Backed Reasons Why Women Need Pets

Want to relieve stress, get more active, reduce your risk of heart disease, and enjoy a longer, healthier life? All you have to do is get a pet, according to scientists. They can provide all these health benefits and more. Most women don’t need convincing. According to a FemiNation poll …

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Are You One of the Many Women at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease?

Scientific American asked the question back in 2015 if non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was America’s greatest health risk of the times. In that year, the American Liver Foundation estimated that up to 25 percent of Americans were living with the disease. Researchers have echoed that concern. In a 2015 …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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What Women Need to Know About Garry Shandling’s Parathyroid Disease

Comedian Garry Shandling is becoming known for something besides than his unique style of humor: hyperparathyroidism. As reports came in about his death on March 24, 2016—which was believed to have been caused by a massive heart attack—HollywoodLife revealed that as of March 26, Shandling’s doctor had refused to sign …

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How to Be a Healthier, Happier, Better-Balanced Woman

If you could take a pill that would help reduce your risk of heart disease, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your mood, boost immunity, support mental function, and ease anxiety, would you take it? Not a hard question, right? Most women would jump at the chance to easily improve …

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4 Ways Your Job is Hurting Your Health—and How to Fight Back

Women often view their jobs as their lifelines. Not only is the paycheck critical to our survival, but the daily interpersonal interaction, professional challenges, and potential for growth are central to our mental and emotional well being. It’s no wonder, then, that we spend so much time working. A 2016 …

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