women’s health

Ten Ways to Give your Health a Spring Cleaning

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As we move from winter into spring, you may be inspired to get your house in order and start your spring cleaning. As you begin to tidy your cupboards and drawers, you should also think about “spring cleaning” your health. The days will start to get longer and warmer, spring is the perfect time to start new habits. Take initiative for you and your family’s health this year, and spring into some healthy habits.

Endometriosis: Your Period Cramps Could Be Something Else

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Endometriosis is a common health problem for women. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium (the tissues that line the uterus) begins to grow outside of the uterus. Same as the tissue in the uterus, it will continue to thicken, break down, and bleed each month in conjunction with one’s menstrual cycle. Typically, endometriosis is found in areas near the uterus like the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and on the exterior of the uterus, but it is possible for the endometrium to travel to other locations in the body.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About HIV/AIDS

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Sunday, March 10th, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On this day, both local and national groups come together to show support for women and girls affected by HIV/AIDS. In the United States, there are 1.1 million people living with AIDS and nearly a quarter of them (25%) are women.

Heart Health Habits for the Whole Family

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February is American Heart Month, so there’s no better time to think about the heart health of those you love. If you’ve never thought about the heart health of your children, it’s time to consider what you can do to protect them from heart disease.

How Stress is Impacting Your Health

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Stress is a common and inevitable factor in our lives. We may not know exactly what will stress us out in the coming weeks, but we know something will. Despite how often we find ourselves stressed or under stress, studies show most people don’t handle stress in a productive and healthy manner. Furthermore, stress’s effect on physical health, most notably the heart, are well-documented. Long-term stress can weaken your heart, exposing you to a greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Protecting yourself against negative stress is one of the best ways to protect your heart.

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