How is the American Diabetes Association Working for Women?

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. The cost and complications are high, and the numbers are only skyrocketing. If current trends continue, as many as one in three American adults will have …

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The American Heart Association: The Beat Goes On

The Grim Reaper was busy at the end of 2016, taking away many celebrities who died of heart disease. However, the news didn’t come as any surprise to the American Heart Association, because the holiday season tends to bring about more heart-related deaths than any other time of year. Heart …

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Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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Health Apps Can be Good for You

Taking charge of your health has a whole new meaning these days, with over 165,000 health-related apps to choose from. The choices can be overwhelming, until you take a closer look. Many health apps, for example, promise modest outcomes, while others make impossible claims, says Dr. Niket Sonpal, assistant professor …

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4 Life-Saving Reasons Why Women Must Eat More Fiber

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women get about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. Since the average woman eats about 1,833 calories per day, that adds up to about 26 grams of fiber. The Institute of Medicine agrees, recommending about 25 grams …

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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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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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Why Women Who Enjoy Life Should Eat More Garlic

Country star Carrie Underwood is quoted as saying, “Doing the weekly shopping, I stock up on stir-fry kits, Amy’s meatless burgers, and armloads of onions and garlic. I put onions and garlic in everything.” Whatever you may think of Carrie’s cooking ideas, she may be doing one of the healthiest …

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The Danger of Gender Bias in Medicine

I traveled to South America several years ago with a friend of mine. When we arrived for our stay, he recommended that I take melatonin to help reset my body clock, since the time zone was several hours different from our own. I had never tried melatonin before, but I …

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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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