Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
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We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body?
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If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
I am a 50 yo woman who has been trying to lose last 15 bls. At this point it's about reversing my diabetes, BP, and cholesterol. It's not that much weight but I can't seem to get there. Please share your success stories. Thanks... Read more
Today after my workout at the gym a woman (a total stranger) came up to me and said "You are fat and should not eat sugar. And don't have weight loss surgery." I've receive a lot of unsolicited weight loss advice. I never know how to respond.... Read more
Recent heart eval came back GREAT! despite high cholesterol and pre-diabetes. So, I'm motivated to keep my heart in great shape. exercise daily, reduce stress, and change eating habits. It's all good! #healthy... Read more
I'm trying not to be immature tonight. Around a woman that for some reason always makes me feel bad about myself. She doesn't say anything. Just her attitude and way she talks to me. Trying to not let it bother me. Don't feel pretty at all... Read more
MenopauseQ: Have the WHI results led doctors to stop treating symptoms of menopause with hormones?A: The use of hormone therapy has declined by about 80 percent since the WHI, but the trials' results have been misunderstood. The hormone therapy tr... Read more
People with pain that waxes and wanes or who have subtler symptoms (such as jaw pain or shortness of breath) may show up at the emergency room on their own. Even if you do this, you're still likely to get rapid care. The person who greets you might... Read more
When most of us think of someone having a heart attack, we picture the typical movie or TV version, where the person grabs his or her chest and falls to the ground. But in reality, a cardiac event rarely occurs in such a dramatic fashion. In fact, yo... Read more
How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar... Read more
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