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Cardiovascular Issues

Introduction The word is out – heart disease in women is on the rise and the symptoms are very different than a man's. And it's not just older women who should be aware; women who have a family history of heart disease should pay close attention to heart disease risk...

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Stress

Introduction Women have had an interesting evolution, and fought through a revolution, in the past five decades. We've certainly "come a long way, baby" to a point where a woman is neither chastised nor rebuked for choosing her own life path, be it a career,...

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Breast Health

Introduction Breast cancer information is everywhere and is ever-present in the mind of today's woman because of what a diagnosis could mean to her life. Every woman understands the importance of breast self-examinations in order to catch signs of breast cancer in its...

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West Nile Virus

It's that time of year again when the mosquitoes start biting. And that brings the issue of West Nile virus into the forefront of people's minds yet again.HistoryThe West Nile virus was discovered in the West Nile area of Uganda in 1937 and then spread to the...

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Superfoods-Allium

Some of the smelliest and less socially-acceptable vegetables we could eat actually have amazing health benefits and they are all members of the allium family. Specifically speaking, these vegetables include garlic, onions, chives, leeks, and shallots. For example,...

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Living with Diabetes

Introduction Types of Diabetes & Risk Factors The term "diabetes" is often used collectively to refer to several forms of the condition in which high blood sugar features as the central issue. Sugar is always present in the blood. As the body breaks down the foods...

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Sodium

Introduction Sodium is a mineral and necessary to our body's health. Unfortunately, sodium has been vilified and become synonymous with salt, which is not entirely correct. Table salt is only 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Sodium has also been given a bad rap when...

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Ages 5 and Under

Introduction From the time they are born, children are exposed to the same infectious pathogens as we are. The main difference between a newborn and an adult is the baby's underdeveloped immune system, which does not fully develop until the baby is approximately six...

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Prenatal & Postnatal Care

Pregnancy is possibly one of the biggest changes a woman's body will encounter, before and after the baby is born. For that reason, it is important that you take care of yourself in order to, by extension, take care of your baby. It's a good idea to make an...

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The Women’s Club

Most of the time, when it comes to health conditions, it doesn't matter whether you're a man or a woman; you have an equal chance of having to live with things such as failing eyesight or digestive issues. However, when it comes to osteoporosis, depression, certain...

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Celiac Disease Explained

At times, we've all encountered fatigue, bone or joint pain, anxiety and/or abdominal bloating and it's common for us to go to the doctor if these symptoms persist or worsen. There may be temporary measures prescribed to lessen or stop your symptoms but if they become...

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