Overall Health

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Signs and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Most people with IBS can ease symptoms with changes in diet, medicine, and stress relief. For some people, IBS symptoms are more severe....

Domestic Abuse and Women’s Health

Domestic violence is sometimes called intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence affects millions of women each year in the U.S. It includes physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as sexual coercion and stalking by a current or former intimate...

Who is at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a vein is blocked by a blood clot, usually inside a leg.  Every year about 500,000 Americans experience DVT; DVT causes death in up to 20% of those cases. While the blood clot can dissolve on its own, the danger comes when part...

Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women’s Health

Vitamin D deficiency is alarmingly common among women in nursing homes and is associated with an increased risk of death. A study of nearly 1,000 female nursing home residents found that 284 (30%) of the patients died within an average of 27 months. The researchers...

Can Getting Care for Eyes and Mouth Lengthen a Woman’s Life?

Your oral and eye health could be a strong indicator of your overall health. A study of data from the Women’s Health Initiative program, which included 57,000 women, showed that for older women, loss of their natural teeth is associated with a 17% higher risk of...

Tips to Stop a Cold Before It Starts

Do you have a tickle in your throat? Starting to feel achy? Take care of these cold symptoms early and you could feel better by the next day. Here’s what to do for the next 24 hours.

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea: Are you at Risk?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), gonorrhea is becoming more common and increasingly drug resistant. This infection was once easily treated with a dose of antibiotics, but now it’s turning into a nearly invincible sexually transmitted disease (STD)....

How Much Sadness is Normal?

Depression affects 16% of the population. If you haven’t experienced depression, it’s likely you know someone who has. Depression is a serious medical condition, but it's still confused with ordinary sadness. Grief is normal after a traumatic experience, such as a...

What does your period blood consistency mean for your health?

  Your period can provide key insights into your health. In fact, in late 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that a period be added as a vital sign for health, similar to blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. Yet even if...

The Great News about Good Fat

You likely already know this: saturated fat is bad, and trans fat is really bad. This isn’t new information. (If you are surprised, scroll to the bottom of this article for a quick description of each fat). But, chances are high that you don’t know enough about the...

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