Items Tagged ‘Women’s Health’

November 2, 2016

Women Are Now Drinking as Much as Men, Study Shows

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

For most of history, studies have shown that men are more likely to consume alcohol and consume it to a point that it harms their health. However, women are now nearly equal to men in alcohol consumption. While no single cause was identified for this shift, Dr. Victor Karpyak, an alcohol researcher at Mayo Clinic, […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


October 31, 2016

Home Remedies: Managing Morning Sickness

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Morning sickness: one of the many joys of pregnancy, right? We know waking up with unpredictable nausea isn’t an ideal way to start your mornings, but Mayo Clinic has found some home remedies that may help relieve your symptoms. Watch what you eat & snack often Try ginger supplements & prenatal vitamins Get fresh air

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Tags: Women's Health


October 17, 2016

Tampon test for endometrial cancer

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Okay ladies, we know tampons are a common grocery list item but new findings are showing they may be key in the role of detecting endometrial cancer, a form of cancer that starts in the uterus. Endometrial cancer is curable when caught early but there is currently no reliable test to detect it. Dr. Jamie […]

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Tags: Cancer, Women's Health


October 11, 2016

Abnormal Mammogram? 7 Questions You Must Ask

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Hearing that your mammogram result is abnormal is not something you want to hear. But experts say that being called back for a second opinion is actually quite common for people under 50 after initially receiving a false positive result. Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, consultant at the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, says that being […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Women's Health


September 19, 2016

Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Awareness and early detection can be a lifesaver. As part of Ovarian Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, join your family, friends and loved ones to be proactive about protecting each other. Working together to get checked regularly could save your life.

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Tags: Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health


August 3, 2016

What All Women With Freckles Need To Know

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

If you’re a woman that has freckles, you may feel like you need to cover them as much as possible. Often times this is due to “sun shaming,” or the implication that freckles develop from a lack of sun protection. Fortunately, this is just a myth and embracing natural beauty (including your freckles!) is a […]

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Tags: Skin health, Women's Health


August 1, 2016

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Today kicks off the start of World Breastfeeding Month! Whether you’re a new mom or expecting, utilize this week to learn more about everything that goes into breastfeeding properly. For tips on good nutrition while breastfeeding, click here.

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Tags: Women's Health


July 22, 2016

How to conduct self-breast exams

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the US. But early detection really makes a difference. Make sure to get regular exams and in between, learn how to conduct self-breast exams and get up close and personal with your boobs.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Women's Health


July 15, 2016

Group B Strep Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

When you hear the word “strep,” it probably conjures memories of ice cream and throat lozenges. But there’s another kind known as “Group B Strep (GBS)” and 1 in 4 pregnant women carry it. GBS can lead to serious illnesses in newborns, but luckily there are treatment and prevention options. The important thing is to […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Women's Health


May 27, 2016

Sleep challenges for women

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

As if being a woman wasn’t hard enough, research also shows that women are more likely to have more difficulty falling and staying asleep. According to Dr. Eric Olson of Mayo Clinic, the unique stages of life that women experience, like pregnancy, affect how much quality sleep women get. We know, just one more thing on […]

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Tags: Women's Health