Women’s Health

Eye Health

Packed into a relatively small space is a myriad of complex and coordinated muscles, tendons, ligaments, tissue, fluids, blood vessels, nerve fibers, and glands that bring us immediate information about the world around us; our eyes. How our eyes work and what allows...

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Breast Cancer

Getting a diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event, to say the least. So getting as many answers as quickly as possible is key. A few answers might come from the complementary and alternative therapy schools of thought. As you work through this time with your...

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Strokes

The brain is one of the most amazing organs in our body. Just thinking about the infinitesimal daily functions it controls on a minute-to-minute basis is mind-boggling. The brain runs the body like your hard drive runs your computer. Electrical and chemical signals...

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The Calcium Connection

By RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc.Experts say that between one-third to three-quarters of North American women of all ages are calcium deficient. Who needs extra calcium? Women who show a definite need for extra calcium include those who are adolescent, pregnant,...

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Menopause

A woman’s life has so many stages and changes; physical maturation in our early teens, marriage, pregnancies, nursing, motherhood, and ultimately watching our daughters go through the same stages. Then we get a “pause”… physically and mentally, when we can review the...

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Menopause

Introduction First and foremost, it's important to say that menopause (whichever stage you're speaking of) is not a "condition" that has to be "dealt with" anymore. The "Change" isn't whispered about in darkened back rooms any longer but is spoken about freely and...

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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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Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice & Hormones

Introduction From the time a woman is born, her body is geared toward a much different lifetime of experiences than a man's. For this reason, it's important to look at health issues from a woman's perspective. In its infancy, medical science assumed that all health...

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