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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The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Needs to Do

According to the Social Security Administration, a woman turning 65 years old today can expect to live, on average, until the age of 86.6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that between 2013 and 2014, overall life expectancy for white women fell slightly, from 81.2 years to …

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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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