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Success at the Doctors: Tips for Women

by R. Carnavale February 16th, 2024 | Women's Health





Maybe you've experienced the following. You have a health ailment and go to the doctor's only to find that you're treated like a second class citizen, or you're patted on the head like you're an ignorant little girl who shouldn't be taken seriously. Let's face it - the medical profession tends to be overly paternalistic and patronizing to patients, especially women. The costs can be severe: pain, suffering, and even death. Don't let yourself become a medical victim; instead, become an empowered patient, get the right diagnosis on the first

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Remembering Your Monthly Self-exam

by Jessica B. September 22nd, 2023 | Women's Health
It can be tricky to remember to do your monthly beast self-exams, but they are important to make sure you detect any signs of possible breast cancer early. Here are some tips to make sure you do not forget this important health preventative measure.

1) Keep a sign in your shower – It may seem a bit strange, but one of the best ways to remember to give yourself a self-exam is by hanging a small sign on your shower. One of my employers gave these out to raise awareness for breast cancer, and it really
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Why Women Should be Doing Weight Bearing Exercise

by Kimberly Hays September 1st, 2023 | Exercise, Health Research, Women's Health
Weight training consists of simple exercises that strengthen bones and muscles by placing heaviness on the bones, which in turn strengthens them. Lifting things will place pressure on the bones, like resistance bands, dumbbell lifts, or even picking up grocery bags. You also strengthen the bones anytime you use your body weight, like push ups and lunges. Weight bearing exercise is important for everyone, but women are more prone to bone loss, especially those who are post-menopausal, and anyone at any age can begin weight bearing exercises to gain bone strength. Along with gaining bone strength and why it
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Foods That Suppress Hunger

by Kimberly Hays August 12th, 2023 | Health Observance, Women's Health
We are all trying to make healthier choices when we prepare meals for ourselves and for our loved ones. With all of the information we now have available to us, it has become easier than ever before. Sometimes the problem is not the tasty meal options, but giving in to cravings between meals that can be not so healthy. There are options that will not only satisfy your cravings, but that are also healthy alternatives to giving in to those hankerings that can ruin your whole diet for the day. This does not mean that you will feel at
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Women’s Health 101

by Jessica B. May 13th, 2023 | Women's Health
There are a few simple things a woman can do to make her feel better and stay healthy. They aren’t always easy to fit in with a busy schedule, but will pay off greatly in the future. They are also not as painful and difficult as you may imagine. Here are a few tips for a woman to stay healthy no matter what her age!

1) Sleep! It is something that can be hard to get enough of, but many studies show that eight hours a day is the best thing for most women. Getting enough sleep keeps your mind
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