How to Survive the Unspoken Grief that Comes After Miscarriage

“I would have had my baby in one more month, but at four months pregnant, I lost him,” says one mom. “I was feeling fine, but at my regular appointment the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat. I don’t understand what happened. I’m devastated but I don’t know what to do.” …

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Menopausal? Anxious? It’s Normal—Here’s What to Do

Ellen was getting frustrated. She had felt “off” for going on a year-and-a-half. It was hard to pinpoint her symptoms at times, but they included things like brain fog, difficulty sleeping, and changing appetite, so she figured she was going through the early symptoms of menopause. She was about the …

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Fibromyalgia: Not the Flu

Imagine what it feels like when you have the flu: You’re exhausted and it feels like you’re carrying 50 pound sacks on your shoulders, your body hurts, you have a headache, it’s hard to get comfortable, you’re limited in what you can do, and you’re cranky because of these things. …

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Why Women Lose Their Hair and How to Treat It

How do you feel about your hair? If you’re like most women, you probably wish it were different somehow: flatter or curlier, thicker or finer, shorter or longer. We tend to be a bit too critical of ourselves, and to find what’s wrong with our “crowning glory,” rather than what’s …

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5 Reasons Why Women Feel Dizzy—and How to See Straight Again!

Barbara didn’t think much about it when she felt dizzy after getting up from her easy chair. Who didn’t feel a little dizzy now and then? She figured she just got up too quickly. She wasn’t as young as she used to be, after all, so she started to give …

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Is It My Imagination Or Are My Allergies Getting Worse?

I’ve heard it from my friends, and even from strangers in passing: “My allergies just seem worse this year!” Women who’ve never had allergies before are suddenly buying stock in tissue companies, bewildered about the state of their ever-dripping noses. “I thought it was a cold,” one mom told me, …

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How to Heal 4 Foot Problems for More Attractive Summer Feet

We women have a gift: we can live in denial for long periods of time. At least we can when it comes to our feet. All winter long, they stay hidden away inside our socks and we don’t think much about them. When the warm weather arrives, however, we eye …

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How to Avoid Heat Illness This Summer—Women More at Risk!

Danielle was enjoying an afternoon outside with her children. They’d gone to the park to play on the slide and the swings, and she’d brought along some sandwiches and other goodies for lunch. The food and drinks rested safe in a cooler under a tree while Danielle pushed one child …

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My Struggle With Lyme Disease

  Dana Parish, an American singer songwriter, lived through a frustrating and frightening experience with Lyme Disease in 2014. Regardless of her early diagnosis and treatment, she developed debilitating symptoms. She wrote about her exhausting, but persistent efforts to find the cure that she needed for the Womenshealth.gov blog.   A …

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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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