Long Sitting Periods May Be Just as Harmful as Daily Total

A new study finds that it isn’t just the amount of time spent sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the day that can affect risk of early death. The study, published online September 11, 2017 in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that adults who …

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Endometriosis and Pregnancy Risks

New US research has found that pregnant women with endometriosis have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, suggesting that women with the condition should be more closely monitored. The new large meta-analysis looked at 24 studies and a total of more than 1 million women, with …

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Surgeons Have Major Influence on Breast Cancer Treatment

Written by Nicole Fawcett, manager of cancer communication for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Surgeon attitudes were biggest driver of likelihood patients receive contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, a new study finds The procedure, called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy or CPM, involves removing both breasts even when cancer is found only in …

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Bicycling Tips For Women

Bicycling is one of the most rewarding ways to get fit while having fun. Whether you’re new to biking or have been riding since you were a kid, there are several points to consider to help make your biking experience more comfortable and safe. The number one reason for cycling …

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Healthy Woman Headlines: Vitamin D, Obamacare, Healthy Quiche Recipes

Women’s Health curates the latest headline news focused on breaking stories, topics, recipes, healthy tips and advice for knowledgeable women. Here are our selected “Healthy Woman Headlines” for today: A new report puts the abortion rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014, the …

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Get the Facts About Migraines

Migraine is a medical condition. Most people who suffer from migraines get headaches that can be quite severe. A migraine headache is usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes, both sides of the head. Most people with migraine headache feel the pain in the temples or behind one …

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How To Prepare Yourself For Daylight Savings Time

The Monday after daylight saving time takes effect doesn’t have to be a heart-stressed, mad-dash, car-crash kind of a day. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., has a list of tips people can follow to avoid the jolt to their sleep cycles and resulting fatigue when clocks spring …

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Exercise At Work With A Chair

For most people, exercise equipment means treadmills, weights, or a yoga mat. Did you ever consider your basic work chair to be another way you can include some exercise into your day? For those of you stuck sitting in a chair for hours every day here are some great exercises …

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Understanding The Types Of Osteoporosis

Understanding The Types Of Osteoporosis

After undergoing a bone mineral density (BMD) and NTx bone loss test, you may be diagnosed with one of the following types of osteoporosis: Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (Type I) As women age, there is a gradual decline in ovarian function and loss of estrogen and progesterone production. The physical sign of …

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What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Common cardiovascular diseases include a narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chest pain that happens when not enough blood is getting to the heart (angina), heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Many women think, wrongly, that only …

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