Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Lung Damage

Source: American Thoracic Society Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Memory in Menopausal Women

Source: USC University of Southern California The findings suggest that estrogen treatment after menopause protects the memory needed for short-term cognitive tasks A hormone replacement therapy may protect memory for some women, according to a new USC-led study. The findings by USC researchers are the latest to indicate that hormone …

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Why are Women More at Risk for PTSD?

The more we research health conditions and diseases, the more we see that no matter which one we’re talking about, it tends to behave differently in women than in men. Take heart disease, for example. For decades most of the research was conducted on men, with the assumption being that …

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February is Heart Month – spread the word with Elizabeth Banks’ “Just a Little Heart Attack”

Leave it to Elizabeth Banks to make heart attack awareness funny. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women. Women have worse outcomes after a heart attack than men and many women cannot recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. We have serious work to do when it …

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Are Breast Self-Exams a Good Idea?

When’s the last time you performed a breast self-exam? If you’ve been feeling guilty for not doing them every month, you’ll be relieved to know that BSEs (breast self-exams) are no longer included in official screening recommendations. Despite this, there are mixed messages when it comes to this aspect of …

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Women in the Military More at Risk for These 3 Health Issues

Women have served in the military since the American Revolution, but in recent years, more roles have opened up for them. Today, according to a report in CNN, “more than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, including 69 generals and admirals.” The “Women Veterans Report” released by the Department …

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Don’t Get Sick at Your Salon! 10 Safety Tips

Who doesn’t love a trip to the salon? You get to sit down, relax, and let someone else do the work, and when you get done, you usually feel more confident about your appearance and yourself. For some women, though, the salon experience isn’t so restorative. In a recent 2017 …

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Why Women’s Hearts are more Vulnerable to Stress

Ladies, you already know that chronic stress isn’t good for you. But did you know that it can affect your heart more seriously than it affects the hearts of the men in your life? We all worry about our guys falling victim to heart attacks, and we have good reason …

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Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammograms

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, with overweight defined as a BMI of 25 or more. High BMI is associated with a number of health risks, including diabetes and heart disease. However, BMI is not considered as part of breast cancer screening guidelines. For …

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Diabetic Retinopathy – When Are Women at Greater Risk?

People who have diabetes are at risk for diabetic eye disease, the most common one being diabetic retinopathy. As the American Optometric Association explains, this condition occurs when “elevated blood sugar damages the delicate blood vessels inside the eye, causing them to leak, bleed, and become blocked.” In some people, …

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