Is Low Stomach Acid the True Cause of Heartburn and GERD?

The painful burning chest and sour throat of heartburn are a familiar after-dinner event for many women. Commonly understood triggers include medications, certain foods, obesity and bending over or laying down too soon after eating. When heartburn symptoms escalate and occur at least twice a week, a diagnosis of GERD …

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What is Your Personal Breast Cancer Risk?

About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. But that number starts to change when you begin looking at the specific factors in any individual woman’s life and family history. What factors influence a woman’s personal risk of breast cancer? Age, family history, alcohol use, …

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New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines for screening women for breast cancer. The changes in the recommendations were based on new research reviewing the benefits and risks of screening with mammography. The new guidelines are intended to balance the benefits of early detection with the risks of false positives, pain, …

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Protect Your Heart Before Menopause

What’s the number one cause of death in American women? If you guessed cancer, try again. Contrary to popular opinion, cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers combined. What’s even scarier is that the majority of cardiovascular events occur after menopause, because that’s when a woman’s risk rapidly increases. …

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7 Natural Remedies to Help You Breeze Through PMS

The Curse. Aunt Flow. Mother Nature’s Monthly Gift. Whatever you call it, you’re probably not thrilled with it. Legendary country singer Dolly Parton even wrote a song about it. She called it “PMS Blues,” singing, “I got those God almighty, slap somebody PMS blues….” (Check it out on YouTube if …

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Could Women’s Lungs Be More Vulnerable to Cancer?

What’s the leading cancer killer in women? If you said breast cancer, think again. It’s true that breast cancer used to kill more women, but starting in 1987, lung cancer moved up to take over that position. It’s now the leading cancer killer for both men and women. In fact, …

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The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer have been increasing since the 1990’s, largely due to earlier detection. However, new treatment options are also developing, giving caregivers and patients more choices. These choices can sometimes lead to confusion and information overload for the newly diagnosed. Dr. Elisa Port, chief of …

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Prevent Needless Suffering with These Key Vaccines for Women

Are you up to date on your vaccines? We’re not talking about the ones for your children. Moms tend to be really conscientious about vaccine schedules for their kids. But did you know that many women are missing out on important vaccines that could protect their health in adulthood? The …

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Cancer at a Young Age: The Club No One Wants to Join

A cancer diagnosis is devastating, but the blow is compounded when received at a young age. On top of dealing with cancer’s obvious challenges, a woman in this situation doesn’t expect to deal with the myriad of issues that arise because of her age. Unique demographic According to the National …

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Are Women Choosing Unnecessary Double Mastectomy?

Treatments for breast cancer have made dramatic advancements in the last 20 years. Survival rates are increasing and therapies now offer women more options for breast conservation and reconstruction. A diagnosis of breast cancer does not automatically mean a double mastectomy. But many women are opting for this procedure despite research showing …

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