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Bacterial Vaginosis: One in Three U.S. Women Have Been Affected by This Vaginal Infection That Can Have Serious Health Risks If Left Untreated

(BPT) – Over the course of their lives, many women experience symptoms of a vaginal infection, which can often be uncomfortable and confusing. What they may not know is that what they’re experiencing could be symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (BV) – one of the most prevalent gynecologic infections in the U.S., affecting 21 million women […]

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Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake

(BPT) – If you’re a woman who feels like you’re constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness. In the US, 1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and that can easily lead […]

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Good health at any age: What women should watch out for

(BPT) – Being healthy is a common goal for many people, but good health does not have a finite endpoint; it’s an ongoing process that unfolds over a lifetime. For women, aging can bring on surprising health changes as they move through the decades of their life. From good nutrition and proper exercise to bone […]

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5 things you must know about this groundbreaking treatment for servicemen and women

(BPT) – When the nation’s servicemen and women serve a tour of duty overseas, many don’t return home the same. Nearly 60 percent of servicemen and 50 percent of servicewomen experience at least one traumatic event during their service, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These events have the potential to cause life-long complications. […]

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3 important health steps women can take to make their 50s fit and fabulous

(BPT) – By now you’ve probably heard the saying “the 50s are the new 30s,” and you may have even adopted that thinking for your own life. The motto doesn’t just mean people are living longer, but that they’re also maintaining a youthful perspective on life. While a positive attitude can be good for your […]

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Women: One type of cancer you have the power to prevent

(BPT) – The type of cancer that used to be the leading cause of cancer death among American women is now virtually 100 percent preventable, thanks to advances in screening techniques. Each year, nearly 12,000 women receive a cervical cancer diagnosis and more than 4,200 will die from cervical cancer, according to the Centers for […]

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Sleep apnea is common in women with gestational diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds. Study results, which also connect the severity of sleep disordered breathing with higher blood glucose (sugar) levels and greater daytime sleepiness, will be presented on Saturday at […]

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Why Women Should Train Different Than Men

It’s no big secret that a women’s idea of what the perfect body is for her is vastly different from what a man’s idea of what the perfect body for him is. Men and women store fat differently, and because women are predisposed to naturally maintain higher body fat levels than men, most women have […]

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Thinspiration: Why women buy magazines that promote impossible body images

A new study reveals the secret of how some fashion and beauty magazines continue to attract devoted audiences, even though they glamorize super-thin models that would seem to taunt normal-sized women. The research suggests that some readers, rather than comparing themselves unhappily with the thin models, may derive “thinspiration”: the belief that they can make […]

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Living near major roads may increase risk of sudden cardiac death in women

Living close to a major road may increase women’s risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “It’s important for healthcare providers to recognize that environmental exposures may be under-appreciated risk factors for diseases such as sudden cardiac death and fatal coronary heart disease,” said […]

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