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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Is Knee Surgery Inevitable for Women?

I have a neighbor who’s about five feet tall and possesses the energy five women in her small body. She’s in her sixties, but she moves around like she’s twenty years younger and has one of those bright, sunny attitudes that people love to be around. A few months ago, …

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Five Unusual Ways to Relieve Stress that Really Work

The American Psychological Association (APA) showed in their last “Stress in America” survey that stress continues to affect us, with overall stress levels increasing from 2014 to 2015, and more people reporting extreme levels of stress. Money and work continue to be the top two sources of stress, affecting more …

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Women More at Risk for Gallstones—How to Avoid an Attack

Margaret wasn’t feeling well. She was nauseated, with cold chills and sweating. She figured she must have gotten the flu, but then there was the pain between her shoulder blades. She didn’t think it was muscle pain, as she hadn’t done any heavy lifting lately, and besides, it felt a …

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The Life-Saving Reasons Women Need to Limit It to One Drink Per Day

The most recent dietary guidelines for Americans say that women should drink up to one alcoholic beverage a day, while men can drink up to two. This is what is considered moderate or healthy drinking, and is meant to be a daily limit—not as an average over several days. (Pregnant …

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7 Ways Women Can Enjoy More Energy in Winter

It’s early February, but already I’m feeling it. Are you? It’s that draggy, tired, “blah” feeling that winter can bring. Many areas of the country have experienced some pretty severe winter storms, with one coming right after the other, giving us little time to recover in between. I know I’ve …

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Lead in Lipstick, Lead in Water: Do Women Need to Worry?

When we think of potentially dangerous ingredients in the products we buy at the store, we usually think of contaminants in food products, like E. coli and salmonella. We often hear about outbreaks of stomach illnesses, and recalls of items like eggs, raw spinach, ready-made salads, and even processed foods …

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How Women Can Keep Winter Allergies at Bay

The snow is flying, the wind howling, and the temperatures plunging. The bugs are dead, beyond dead, and all the little animals are hiding away in their burrows and nests. The air feels crisp and clear, yet somehow, somewhere, there is something hitching a ride on those invisible airwaves, because …

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What Debbie Reynold’s Passing Has to Teach Us about Grief

She danced and sang her way into our hearts in Singin’ in the Rain, and went on to win the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress in 1956 for her role in The Catered Affair. She brought Molly Brown to life in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she …

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7 Ways to Make Mindfulness Work for You This Year

I have a friend who believes in meditation. She’s well aware that it can help relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and even calm the stomach. She also knows that it’s not complicated, and doesn’t require any special tools or techniques. “Sit still and be quiet!” she says. “What …

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