Intimacy and the Trials of Aging

Health problems can put a strain on a marriage at any age. But as we get older, chronic illnesses can make it even tougher to keep the spark alive. Continue reading

Dreading Day 1

We’ve all been there. Laid up on day one of menstrual flow pondering the need for such torture. Painful cramps that occur with menstruation, is known as dysmenorrhea. It is the most common gynecologic problem in women of all ages and races, and one of the most common causes of pelvic pain. Continue reading

Go Red!

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women (more than all forms of cancers combined). And despite the perception that heart disease is what happens to older men, the reality is that more women die of heart disease than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. The red dress has become the iconic symbol of the battle against heart disease in women. Continue reading

The Diet Guide 2.0

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Mediterranean, Flat belly, gluten-free, Mayo Clinic, cookie, Jenny Craig, Atkins, 17 day, DASH, Weight Watchers, Slim-Fast, South Beach, Paleo, Glycemic Index, Zone, TLC … the list goes on and on.  How many diets can you name?  With the constant barrage of all the diet programs out there promising you big results (and sometimes for big money), how do you what really works? Continue reading

Fuzzy Math

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Know your BMI? Few people do. It’s one number that carries so much weight (pun intended). Does your BMI put you with the more than two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese? Suddenly compelled to get on the multibillion dollar industry weight loss bandwagon? Maybe not. No secrets here, you’ve read it before: eat right, exercise, and count calories. But your calorie tracking tendencies may surprise you, and be keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals.

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