Is Knee Surgery Inevitable for Women?

I have a neighbor who’s about five feet tall and possesses the energy five women in her small body. She’s in her sixties, but she moves around like she’s twenty years younger and has one of those bright, sunny attitudes that people love to be around. A few months ago, …

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The Arthritis Foundation: What We’re Excited About

The number one cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, affecting over 50 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation. This means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children, and countless families, the AF says. Arthritis is a painful condition that affects one’s quality of life. The AF’s …

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5 Ways Strength Training Boosts Female Power and Confidence

About a year ago, I made a change in my regular exercise routine. I’m now convinced it was the best change I’ve made since I started yoga in my later twenties. It started when I was visiting my younger brother at my parents’ house last summer. He’s in the Air …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Acts Differently in Women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be increasing, at least among women. In 2005, for instance, studies showed that it had gone up from 0.8 percent in 1995 to one percent in women, while the prevalence among men had …

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How Sex and Gender Influence Health and Disease

As more and more research informs us of the importance of sex as a factor in health research and therapies, it is important to understand the distinction between sex and gender. Women have unique physiology and respond differently to diseases, drugs and lifestyle. Increasingly researchers are exploring these differences, with …

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“Hot” Women at Risk—7 Simple Ways to Cool Inflammation

They say that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Running, for instance, is considered generally good for your health. Overdo it, though, without allowing your body proper rest, and you could suffer injuries that sideline you for months. The same could be said of cherries. …

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How to Cope with Insomnia and Reap the Benefits of Rest

Every day seems to bring more research and news coverage on the subject of inadequate sleep. It makes us accident-prone and slows down our reasoning. It drenches our sex drive and dulls our skin. Our memory, judgment and mood suffer, as well as our waistlines. It is enough to keep …

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