Women’s Health

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How to Exercise Safely if You Are Pregnant

Tags: exercise, healthy weight, pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, yoga

One of the best things you can do during pregnancy is to continue to work out. It’s shown to help expectant mothers maintain a good weight, avoid the minor discomforts of pregnancy, and improve posture and body mechanics.


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Dynamic Stretching: 6 Do’s and Don’ts

Tags: athletes, exercise, joints, sports injuries, stretching

Dynamic stretching is a type of stretching that offers a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. These stretches focus on actively moving your joints and muscles to accomplish the desired effect.


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How Switching Up Your Summer Shoes Helps Your Feet

Tags: feet, shoes, summer

Flip flops, heels, wedges, tennis shoes and flats – summer shoe choices are endless. What is the perfect shoe for your foot health day-in and day-out?


Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Tags: breast cancer, lumpectomy, lymph nodes, radiation, radiation therapy

New research shows that when patients with breast cancer received radiation therapy to their lymph nodes, cancer did not recur in the original site or spread to other parts of the body.


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Women: Do You Know Your Breast Density?

Tags: breast cancer, diagnosis, mammogram, mammography

Next time you have a mammogram, ask for your density. Dense breast tissue can make tumors more difficult to spot and may be associated with increased cancer risk.


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Keep Your Skin, Hair Looking Great After Menopause (Video)

Tags: dry skin, estrogen, exfoliate, fruits and vegetables, hair, hair loss, lotions, menopause, postmenopausal estrogen therapy, skin care, sunscreen, video, videos

If you’ve been through menopause, you may notice some unwelcome changes in your hair and skin. But good eating and grooming habits can keep you looking great.


Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: breast cancer, exercise, menopause, postmenopausal, women's health

Three-hundred minutes of exercise per week to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.


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How to Do A Self Breast Exam Correctly

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, self-exam, women's health

Do self breast exams work? What if you always feel lumps? Learn how to do a breast exam that is effective, simple to remember and empowering.


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Having Hot Flashes? You May Be Perimenopausal (Video)

Tags: estrogen, hot flashes, menopause, Menopause Symptoms, perimenopausal, perimenopause

Many women who are in their 40s wonder whether they are in perimenopause. Chances are good that they are if they are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats or irregular menstrual periods.


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How to End Your Constipation Naturally

Tags: breakfast, constipation, fiber, fruits and vegetables

Everyone gets constipated at one time or another. When you do, you feel bloated and blocked. You strain on the toilet with no results — or with results that are painful. But there are some things you can consider to help with the problem and decrease your risk of becoming constipated.