Tips for Making a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Keep

Pledge to shed those same ten pounds every year? Promise that you’re going to quit smoking… or stop drinking? Vow to get out of debt and start saving money? Setting goals and resolutions for yourself for the new year is a healthy activity that encourages self awareness and transformation. But unfulfilled resolutions can …

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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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Are E-Cigarettes a Safer Alternative for Women?

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit! E-cigarettes safer than tobacco! E-cigarettes curb smoking risks! These are some of the headlines we’ve seen over the past year or so. But are they true? Are e-cigarettes really safer than regular tobacco cigarettes? What are E-Cigarettes? Short for “electronic cigarette,” the e-cigarette—also called a …

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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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Pay Attention to Your Period… To Help You Quit Smoking!

If you’ve been trying to make a New You this New Year and feel like everything, including the cycles of the moon, are thwarting your efforts — you could be right. No, we’re not suggesting that witchcraft is at work against your willpower, but it seems that keeping an eye …

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5 Ways High Blood Pressure is Particularly Dangerous in Women

It’s called the “silent killer.” You could have it right now, and not even know it. According to the American Heart Association: 7 percent of non-Hispanic white women have it 47 percent of non-Hispanic black women have it 8 percent of Mexican American women have it In 2009, it killed …

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