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Many women do not even realize they have an enlarged uterus until their doctor does an exam. They may have noticed some symptoms such as an ongoing bulge in the belly, difficulty buttoning their ...

Is An Enlarged Uterus Dangerous?

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It seems many women are more concerned with the length or strength of their fingernails and do not realize that these little keratin beds provide a wealth of information about the health of the ...

What Do Your Nails Tell You About Your Health?

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Raising kids is always expensive, however for some couples, the costs start to add up even before the baby is born. More than 7 million American women have used infertility services, according ...

How Much Do Fertility Treatments Really Cost?

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Who isn't stressed out? Who is not running around, raising a family, working, organizing, paying bills, trying to eat organic, worried about GMOs, resting too little but unable to sleep very much? ...

3 Top Stressors for Women and How to Handle Them with Style

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Understanding blood sugar and insulin can be tricky. While someone might not be a full-blown diabetic, experiencing sleepiness or drowsiness after meals can be a sign of imbalance. The ...

Why Am I Sleepy After Meals?

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Many people experiencing the occasional bout of anxiety or insomnia may have been prescribed medications known as benzodiazepines, which act to calm the nervous system via the anti-anxiety brain ...

Use, Abuse and Overdose Deaths Rise for Anti-Anxiety Medications

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Eating healthy in America today can be a tricky, downright difficult act requiring a great deal of label reading and study of the food industry. Companies are quick to label something ...

3 Worst Food Ingredients You Should Avoid at All Costs

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Are you one of the thousands of people lying awake at night wishing for sleep? You have tried counting sheep, drinking warm milk, even used a sleep mask and ear plugs, all to no avail. ...

5 Tips to Help You Get Your Best Sleep Yet

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Quality protein consumption is an important part of a healthy diet because it makes up the building blocks for the human body known as amino acids. In order to prevent malnutrition and ...

10 High-Protein Foods You Need to Be Eating

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When it comes to women’s choices in contraception, the options are limited and not as advanced as you might expect in the 21st century. Thankfully, the current options for intrauterine ...

6 Things You Should Know About Your IUD

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The subject of sex can seem taboo to many women, especially when they go to see their doctors for routine exams. It may be difficult to discuss or admit that sex is painful, non-orgasmic, or not ...

How to Talk With Your Doctor About Sex

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. This is particularly eye-opening, as many falsely believe ...

Does Your Heart Health Need a Checkup?

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The words "cardiovascular disease" are used quite frequently by the media when discussing health — and with good reason. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women, claiming over ...

3 Cardiovascular Don'ts to Avoid if You Have Heart Disease

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The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located on the lower part of the neck in the front. Despite its small size, the thyroid has a massively important effect on almost every cell in the ...

How Does Thyroid Disease Affect the Rest of your Body?

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Coconut oil has become quite trendy the last few years. Experts tout the benefits of both its internal and external uses. It is rich in medium-chain triglycerides and lauric acid which are ...

3 Uses for Coconut Oil That Could Improve Your Health

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Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. But this number has fallen dramatically, thanks to advances in testing and a strong message from the ...

3 Ways You Can Reduce The Risk For Cervical Cancer

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The New Year is here, and with it comes an inclination to make resolutions to do things like lose weight or eat healthy. More often than not, these goals start off strong in the early few weeks ...

3 Manageable Goals You Can Set for Yourself in 2016

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Most people know their stress triggers. The stress cycle could be set in motion by something at home, or on the job. It might be kicked off by an emotion like irritation, guilt, frustration, ...

3 Ways You Can Break The Stress Cycle

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The flu season is just under way. It's expected to ramp up in the next few weeks and peak in February 2016, according to the CDC. This means that many people might make it through the holidays ...

Your Ultimate Flu Survival Guide

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The flu is a respiratory virus that is spread when people cough, sneeze, talk and wipe their nose leaving little droplets for others to pick up or breathe in. It can spread quickly as an ...

Why Does My Arm Hurt After the Flu Shot?

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How many have a flexible savings account that still has money in it? With only a few short weeks left this year, it is time to spend the remainder on health-related services or items needed ...

5 Ways You Can Use Up Your FSA by the End of the Year

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As the December holidays bear down upon us, it is probably safe to say that many people are feeling the effects of stress. Stress can be due to good reasons. Family gatherings, gift wrapping, ...

3 Reasons Stress Is The Most Dangerous Toxin In Your Life

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Sponsored by: Beyond Pink: Sharing Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Story, a program brought to you by AstraZeneca As we come to the end of the year, many people are becoming more and more health ...

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Why You Should Know Your Tumor’s Hormone Receptor Status

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Sleep is critical to good health. But what if someone stops breathing for short pauses in the middle of the night, breathes shallowly, snorts, snores, gasps for air, or breathes infrequently? ...

Is Sleep Apnea Ruining Your Health?

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The fall season this year has been a little wild. California and Florida have still been experiencing 100 degree days, while Denver has reported early snow. It's like Mother Nature can't quite ...

5 Ways To Protect Your Skin From Fall Weather

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Is diabetes, elevated blood sugar or insulin resistance interfering with your sex life? There is a good chance that it is, as a result of hormone imbalance, whether you are male or female. ...

How Diabetes And Blood Sugar May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

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Are you married to or dating someone who is distracted by shiny objects? You may be interested to know that October is ADHD Awareness Month. People with attention deficit hyperactivity ...

Shiny Objects Are So Distracting: Support Your Partner with ADHD

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Did you know there are over 7,000 toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke? Did you know that worldwide, smoking is responsible for 6 million deaths per year of which nearly 500,000 deaths are in the ...

The Grim Facts about Smoking and Lung Cancer

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that work to suppress tumors by helping to repair damaged DNA so that the DNA can continue to work in a healthy manner. If someone has a mutation in one or both of their ...

The 3 Most Common Reasons Women Are Avoiding the BRCA Gene Test

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Let’s face it. Smoothies are quick, easy and yummy. But they can turn from a healthy drink into a dessert-like beverage faster than you can hit the Blend button. The concept of these portable ...

Smoothie 101: 3 Steps To Making Your Smoothie Healthy

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Premenstrual syndrome occurs during that time of the month just before a woman’s cycle starts. She may experience mood swings, tender breasts, weight gain, acne and fatigue. The hormones ...

Try These 3 Foods To Bring Balance Instead of PMS Next Month

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Looking to move your exercise program outside and enjoy more biking, hiking, swimming, and climbing? Take advantage of all that these five cities have to offer, when it comes to the great ...

The 5 Best Cities For Outdoor Exercise

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Short on time, but in need of a quick workout for your whole body? Consider high-intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. This type of exercise consists of bursts of exercise done at ...

The 3 Best 10-Minute HIIT Workouts For Your Whole Body

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 75 percent of women have had at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lives. Commonly caused by the yeast Candida albicans, ...

3 Types of Foods That Help With Vaginal Thrush

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Sponsored by: AstraZeneca National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is a time to reflect on the need for increased awareness about a disease that will affect approximately 21,000 women in the ...

Why Women With Ovarian Cancer Should #beBRCAware

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Many parents have had their child faint at least once. One second, they appear healthy and upbeat. Then suddenly they look a little off, and down they go. Some kids know ahead of time when ...

Why Do Kids Faint? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons

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Sponsored by: MyMBCStory Did you know that an estimated 175,000 Americans are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC)? MBC, also known as stage 4 breast cancer or advanced breast cancer, ...

Raising Awareness of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Eating disorders can be very difficult to spot, yet according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, up to 30 million men and women of all ages are suffering. ...

Approaching Your Child About Eating Disorders? Use These 3 Tips

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A woman’s menstrual cycle is a fact of life and her first period signals a major stride forward in her transition into womanhood. While she may not be old enough to vote or drive a car, she ...

Your Daughter's First Period: Be Her Trusted Source of Information

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Insomnia can be exhausting! Trying to fall asleep when the brain is wide awake creates problems the next day with energy, focus, mood, pain and motivation. Unfortunately, this usually leads ...

Exhausted by Insomnia? Eat These 3 Foods For Better Sleep

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Long flights can feel exhausting especially when coupled with layovers and time changes. Not everyone can fall asleep under these circumstances. This can prove frustrating, and can result in ...

Fall Asleep On A Plane With These 5 Tips

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There is nothing worse than falling ill, especially if it happens when you are travelling in a foreign country. What do you do? In 2009 my girlfriend and I were in a remote-ish part of Costa ...

Sick In A Foreign Country? How To Find Help

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Who doesn’t love to travel internationally? The excitement of packing, researching, and planning out an itinerary for a foreign country is time-consuming yet exhilarating. Determining the ...

Vaccinations For Foreign Travel: What You Need To Know

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The prostate does a lot for a man that many woman may not realize. The role of this small gland is to produce a milky substance that is made up of enzymes, zinc, calcium, prostate-specific ...

3 Foods That Support Prostate Health

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When it comes to fertility, women are often put through the ringer while men get the easy way out. But it is important, if you are trying to conceive, that you understand that his sperm is 50 ...

Sperm Check: Understanding Semen Analysis For Fertility

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Have you ever wondered if men go through male menopause, also known as andropause? You're not alone. The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Definitely yes. It is just different from ...

Going Through Male Menopause: What's It Like for Men?

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Sponsored By: The Stork® OTC Did you know that with each ovulatory cycle, your chances of becoming pregnant are about 15-25 percent, depending on how perfectly everything lines up? Once a ...

Could Your Weight Affect Your Chances Of Fertility?

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Has your man been a bit moody lately? Is he feeling more tired and sluggish? Not as motivated as he once was? Not as strong in the bedroom? If this is how things are, there is a real chance ...

Does Your Man Need Testosterone? 5 Facts About This Hormone

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month but those who suffer are aware much longer than a month. Some experience arthritis flares which suddenly go from minimal to extreme pain, while others ...

5 Facts About Arthritis That May Surprise You

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Hormone imbalance at any age can be challenging. If your mom is experiencing menopause, have some patience and empathy for her. As will happen to all daughters, you too will be there soon. ...

Support Your Mom During Menopause With These 3 Tips