Are You One of the Many Women at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease?

Scientific American asked the question back in 2015 if non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was America’s greatest health risk of the times. In that year, the American Liver Foundation estimated that up to 25 percent of Americans were living with the disease. Researchers have echoed that concern. In a 2015 …

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Friday 5! 5 Body Positive Blogs to Read This Weekend

It’s Friday! The weekend is here and so is your weekly roundup of five new inspiring voices for health! This week we’re sharing 5 Body Positive Blogs you’ve got to check out. Body positivity is a movement which encourages people to take a less punishing view of health and wellness. …

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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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How is your Spouse’s Health Impacting Yours?

When Sharon Vecchiarelli’s husband was diagnosed with cancer in February 2011, their world was completely turned upside down. It quickly fell to her to manage his care, find the right doctors, try to keep their two children’s lives as normal as possible, update family and friends, and take care of …

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Why Women May Want to Return to Full-Fat Dairy Products

I remember when we made the switch. Whole milk, which had been a staple of the American diet for decades, was bad for our hearts, the experts told us. It contained too much fat that could clog our arteries. Other full-fat dairy products, too, like cottage cheese, yogurt, pudding, and …

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Endocrine Disruptors in Our Homes, Environment, and Bodies

The ingredients in my lipstick read like a chemist’s dream. The fourth item, cyclopentasiloxane, is on a list of potential endocrine disruptors. This means that the beauty product I use regularly has at least one chemical – if not more – that can interfere with my body’s endocrine system. Effects …

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The Long-Term Effect of Weight Teasing on Girls

Jennifer Leslie was always the tallest kid in her class, but also the heaviest. She was never an unhealthy eater, but was constantly ridiculed for her size. Once puberty hit, Leslie grew more height-wise and thinned out, but was still larger than many kids her age, so the teasing didn’t …

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Sleep Apnea May be More Dangerous for Women than for Men

When it comes to heart attacks, a woman’s symptoms are subtler than a man’s. Whereas a man may have fierce chest pain, a woman may feel nauseated, tired, and out of sorts. It took us decades to discover the difference. Meanwhile, women may have had fewer heart attacks then men, …

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Metabolic Syndrome Creeping Up on Women—How to Stop It

Women are catching up with men. But not in a good way. According to a 2006 study, it used to be that more men than women had metabolic syndrome—a dangerous cluster of risk factors that identify people at a high, long-term risk for narrowed arteries, cardiovascular disease, stroke, peripheral vascular …

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Why Women Crave Chocolate—and How to Increase Your Willpower

You’re doing so well on your diet. You’re controlling your portions. You’re choosing healthy foods. You’re exercising. You’re losing weight. But then that stressful week happens. Your boss asks you to stay late. Your car breaks down, and your kids need you to drive them to extra practices. Your dog …

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