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Women and Heart Disease

Women need to be aware of such statistics as: Every year, coronary heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. More women die within one year of having a heart attack as compared to men. Almost 65 percent of women, who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, had [...]

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Are You Considering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine?

What you need to know about HPV HPV is attributed to about 22,000 cancer cases in men and women in the United States each year. Cancers caused by HPV include: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, base of tongue, tonsil and throat cancer. HPV can also cause other diseases, such as genital warts.  Many of these [...]

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How come most women are never happy with what they have?

How come most women are never happy with what they have? I am included in this statement!  I wish I was thinner; I wish my hair was thicker; I wish I was better at my job; and the list goes on and on… The need to be different is actually depressing to me. If this [...]

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Vitamins…what you should know

It’s a new year: I think I will add vitamins to my diet! A whopping 40 to 50 percent of Americans use some form of a vitamin or dietary supplement on a daily basis. Seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? Most people think that if they don’t eat fruits and vegetables, this is the [...]

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Here’s how to get started on a positive body image breakthrough

Sometimes we use “thinness” and diets as a metaphor for what we really want in life. We think, “When I lose weight, I’ll finally be happy.” Being thin won’t make you happy. Being healthy and well will improve your sense of satisfaction with your life. You’ll have more energy; you’ll sleep better; your moods might [...]

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A Review of 26 Healthy Habits Part Three: Types of Workouts

In this information age, there are a million voices to be heard, but is anybody really listening? The amount of traffic our minds get really makes it difficult to slow down and pay attention to any information, and then what information should I listen too? I’ve been reviewing just such information touching on 26 habits [...]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The cervix is a female organ that connects the vagina to the uterus. While cervical cancer often times does not have any symptoms, the good news is that cervical cancer can be easily diagnosed with a Pap test. Regular Pap tests help to detect the cervical cancer at an [...]

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New Year Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions for Women

Are you part of the 45 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions, only to let yourself down and not follow through on them? It is common that most women want to eat less, eat healthier, exercise more, make time for the children, and on and on. According to WebMD, we need to follow [...]

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Exercise for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by low bone mass and the deterioration of the structure of bone tissue.  This results in fragile bones and increased risk of fracture.  Osteoporosis also affects the posture, balance and breathing in by changing the center of gravity in later stages.  It is a disease that affects [...]

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Breast Milk: Did You Know?

Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it has several advantages over any milk substitute. Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients, and it contains them in a form most easily used by the human baby’s immature body systems. Because it was developed for your human baby, your milk also is [...]

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