Women's health directory    

September 2006


Many Americans toss, turn, and try complementary and alternative medicines to ease insomnia. More than 35 million U.S. adults regularly had insomnia in 2002, and 1.6 million of them tried complementary or alternative therapies to get some sleep.

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Pregnant women who are under a lot of stress, feeling depressed or anxious may give birth to babies that weigh less and are smaller than average at midterm.

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It is always important to take whatever steps you can to be healthy, but while you are pregnant it is even more important: not only do you need to take good care of yourself, you are also profoundly affecting the life of another person – your baby. Here’s 7 tips to help you along the way.

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It’s that time again. The time when I have to dispel some of the prevailing fitness myths – oh, and believe me, there are tons of them. A lot of companies (not all), diet books and supplement companies have only one thing in mind - profits. (more…)

So, your looking to have that perfect body – We all strive for this. But most of us start going about it all wrong. We will spend only enough time doing aerobic exercises to warm up, and then proceed to our “real workout,” lifting heavy weights. There are so many things that are wrong with this approach that it is hard to get into them all. Essentially, there is nothing more important than aerobic exercises for body health.

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As if the almighty did not give women enough to worry about he had to include womens hair loss as well. Note I said he, no way the almighty could have been a woman, right ladies?

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We all want to keep a youthful appearance. Our skin is the most obvious evidence of aging. As we age, the inevitable effects of sun, environmental conditions and lifestyle begin to take their toll on the skin.

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Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after one-year of unprotected intercourse. According to the Hormone Foundation, about 3 million couples in the U.S. are infertile. In 40 percent of cases, the problem is with the woman. (more…)

A new national report on cancer and Canadians between the ages of 20 and 44 finds that young women are much more likely to die of cancer than young men. (more…)

A breast cancer family history, as well as a woman’s age and her own personal history of breast cancer, may help identify women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. (more…)

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