Is Your Headache Actually Being Caused by TMJ?

Do you get headaches? Not just a little minor brain ache, but the kind of headache that throbs; the kind that knocks out your concentration and makes your day miserable? You might think that these are relatively common, or perhaps that everyone gets them on occasion— but their source is actually pretty …

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How IBD Messes With Your Period, Pregnancy, and Sex Life

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and you think it’s messing with your menstrual cycle, your pregnancy, your menopause, and even your sex life, you’d be…right. Women have all the luck, eh? IBDs affect both women and men, but as often seems to be the case, women experience unique …

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5 Complementary Treatments that Help You Feel Better During Cancer

Anyone who’s been through cancer treatment knows: it’s not for sissies. While doctors focus on eradicating tumors and clearing out lymph nodes, patients must deal with the day-to-day discomforts that treatments can cause. A stiff upper lip gets one only so far. Sometimes, trying to be strong backfires, as a …

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Women More Likely to Get Kidney Disease than Breast Cancer

How often do you check your plumbing? Not very often, right? Usually only when the toilet won’t flush, the faucet won’t work, or the bathtub drain becomes clogged beyond what Drano can fix. Unfortunately, most of us treat our own plumbing system—the kidneys—much the same way. As long as we …

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Preparing Yourself for Successful Surgery

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of medical procedures performed in the U.S. is 51.4 million. And that doesn’t even include outpatient surgery. Chances are you’ll be contributing to this number at least once. When you do, it’s important to recognize the role you’ll …

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Women And Stress: The Positive Handling Of A Negative Life Dimension

The fact is, stress has always been with us, since our ancestors were hunting and gathering, being constantly vigilant for Saber Tooth Tigers around every dark corner. Because such circumstances were common in our evolutionary past, our DNA has an instinctive mechanism called the fight or flight response, named because …

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Endometriosis: More than Painful Periods

When Donna Laux told her gynecologist – who was head of the department at a prestigious hospital – that she thought she had endometriosis, he disagreed because she was in her early 20s. He called it a disease of a 40+ year-old woman. Laux was finally diagnosed through laparoscopic surgery …

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Taking a Jab at Cervical Cancer with the HPV Vaccine

Cervical cancer will affect around 0.7 percent of women in their lifetime, and most women will be diagnosed before the age of 50. In instances when it is detected in the early stages, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable forms of the disease and the likelihood of …

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The Smart Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Heart Disease

Okay, ladies, admit it. There are a lot of things we do better than men. We can make dinner, talk to Mom, balance the checkbook, and solve Jenny’s boyfriend problems all at the same time. We can dance in high heels, find the perfect present for the in-laws, and keep …

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

If you’re over 50 years old and have blurry or wavy vision and/or a blind spot in the center of your vision, you may have Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The good news is it’s painless. The bad news, AMD is kind of a pain to deal with because it affects your …

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