How to Channel Your Anger So It Won’t Harm Your Health

“The Female Anger Epidemic.” Such was the headline of a 2015 Daily Mail article. It went on to reference the British Association of Anger Management, which found that 87 percent of working mothers had admitted to shouting at their children because of stress. A quarter of women were said to …

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Women Who Find Their Purpose Unlock the Secrets to Long-Term Health

Originally published April 7, 2015   Do you know your purpose in life? In other words, do you have a strong sense of why you’re here, and what you’re meant to be doing? If not, you’re not alone. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Why It’s Good for Women to Eat More Low-Glycemic Foods

What are the leading causes of death in women in the United States? Heart disease and cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these two diseases were the leading causes of death in women in 2014, which is the latest year for which they have complete …

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5 Reasons Why Women Need to Get More Vitamin C

“Drink your orange juice,” my mom used to say. “It’s got vitamin C.” I learned from a young age that vitamin C was a good thing. I didn’t really know why at the time, just that I got it when drinking orange juice and when chewing the kids’ vitamins my …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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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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What Debbie Reynold’s Passing Has to Teach Us about Grief

She danced and sang her way into our hearts in Singin’ in the Rain, and went on to win the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress in 1956 for her role in The Catered Affair. She brought Molly Brown to life in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she …

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Caffeine Myths, Concerns and Some Surprising Benefits

You probably know that caffeine can be bad for you. But did you know that it could be beneficial too? And not just in the oh-now-I-can-function kind of way? Before you drink a steaming mug of the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug, read on. A legal drug Caffeine is …

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Could Women Be Consuming Too Little Salt?

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that Americans consume less than 1,500 mg/day of sodium. If everyone cut back to this much, they say it could result in a 25.6 percent overall decrease in blood pressure, and a reduction in total cardiovascular-related deaths of between 500,000 – 1.2 million over …

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What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Common cardiovascular diseases include a narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chest pain that happens when not enough blood is getting to the heart (angina), heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Many women think, wrongly, that only …

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