Archive for the ‘-Women’s Health’ Category

Eating for Beautiful Skin

Ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well the same can be said for your skin. The key to beautiful flawless skin begins with a healthy diet. Here are just a few of the foods you can be eating to get that glow back.

 

Essential Fatty Acids

We all know that foods rich in essential fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6 can improve brain function and heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis but what you might not have know is that essential fatty acids can also work wonders for your skin. Fatty acids help produce the skin’s natural oils needed to protect against dryness and inflammation. Try to include at least two serving of salmon or other fatty fish every week. Adding flax seed to your diet is another great way to get more fatty acids as well. (more…)




Study: There is No Link Between Diabetes and Menopause

There are many negative things in life which can be been blamed on menopause, however in light of a new study, diabetes is no longer one of them.

 

The study which was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System studied a group of women who underwent natural menopause as well as those who experienced menopause as a result of having their ovaries removed and for both the results were the same. It appears that regardless of however menopause is induced, it doesn’t need to negatively impact a woman’s health.

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Telemedicine Provides Safe and Effective Abortions to Rural Communities

By Rebecca Jones

 

A new and extremely controversial abortion method is dividing doctors as well as patients. Telemedicine abortions are growing in popularity is states like Iowa but despite an overwhelmingly high satisfaction rate from women, many are concerned that virtual medicine can’t compete with having a doctor present during a procedure. (more…)




Reduce Your Cancer Risk with These Simple Lifestyle Changes

Cancer has become one of the scariest words in the English language. It seems that no one that we love is immune from this frightening disease and its effects are just as random as they are cruel. The good news is that experts believe that 70% of the causes of cancer are lifestyle related and with that knowledge comes the ability to avoid them. We all know that smoking is a no no and that diet and exercise are important but there are some other factors to look out for that may surprise you. (more…)




Are You Addicted to Stress?

Do you find yourself constantly on the go? Do you feel guilty about taking a day off or using your vacation time?   Stress has become such a common condition for the modern woman that according to the APA more than half of us report being “highly stressed”  that number is up 25% from just 4 years ago What we are witnessing is a trend in which women see stress as a badge of honor. We feel the need to push ourselves to the very limit, sacrificing sleep and sanity, in the hopes that someone will take notice, perhaps give us a pat on the back and commend us for our strong work ethic. Turns out the harder we push ourselves the more we can become addicted to the rush of being in demand and on the go but whether we realise it or not the same hormones that trigger the stress “high” can also be wreaking havoc on our health. (more…)