The Exercise Cure

Visit Sally Dick, a naturopath and physician in Windber, Pennsylvania, and you’re more likely to get a prescription for exercise than one for a pill. She’s among a maverick group of physicians who not only Read More

How Much Calcium Should Women Take?

A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause. Bone health is especially important for the elderly. Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 Read More

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Humans are the only species in which one sex is known to have a ubiquitous survival advantage, Steven Austad, Ph.D., and Kathleen Fischer, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers write in their Read More

5 Steps To A Better Breast Self-Exam

If your monthly breast self-exam happens in the shower “sporadically” and involves a quick once-over of your breasts, you may be missing some important elements of an effective exam. In truth, the best and most Read More

Taking Care of Your Hormones

As women, hormonal fluctuations throughout our life cycles are natural and important for our health and well-being. Hormonal fluctuations that cause pain and illness, however, are not. A widespread misconception among women and traditional medical Read More

Heart Disease: The Silent Killer

What you can do to prevent and reverse heart disease. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, heart disease has been the United States? number one killer?a position it still holds today. It?s responsible for Read More

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