Laugh and you leak? Unlock your door and you leak? Rush to the bathroom and you leak? Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, but the good news is there are many treatment options. What is urinary incontinence? As women get older, the muscles, ligaments and nerves in the pelvis often weaken, in some cases causing urinary … Continue reading Physical therapy for urinary incontinence
Have you heard? Sarah Jessica Parker is telling all, and talking smack about high heels. (Say it isn’t so!) She became synonymous with incredible shoes when she starred as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City.” But she recently told Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, high heels have permanently damaged her feet. “For ten or so years, … Continue reading Sarah Jessica Parker Says High Heels Ruined Her Feet. What About Yours?
It’s always interesting what medical studies can uncover. Here are a few that I’ve found recently that are pretty interesting. More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes, Diabetes Care Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, JAMA Internal Medicine Vitamin D Doesn’t Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health … Continue reading Marriage Linked to Heart Disease?
Men and women are different in a lot of ways, but one area of difference that may surprise you concerns their knees. Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it’s not just athletes who are at risk. Although female athletes at the high school and college … Continue reading Knees: What a Woman Needs to Know
Women often think about their hormones at three life stages — puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But hormones affect you every day, and arguably none more so than thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid stimulating hormone, also called metabolic hormone, helps regulate tissue growth and development, blood pressure and how many calories your body needs to function. … Continue reading Having a healthy thyroid is all about hormone balance
As I stepped on the scale at the doctor’s office, I winced. There’s no way that number could be right. It had only been a few months since I’d given birth to my second child, but I knew that was a number I couldn’t live with. Shame-faced, I timidly asked the doctor for help with … Continue reading 10 ways women can get fit by 40 and preserve their health
Eight weeks after Christy Pfeifer-Gamez gave birth to her fourth child, Lillian, on the Fourth of July, she started feeling ill. One morning she couldn’t even get out of bed. The doctors thought it might be pneumonia. They never expected it to have anything to do with her heart. After all, she was too young … Continue reading The Truth Behind 4 Common Heart Disease Myths
Spending the night alternating trash cans under my sick-with-a-stomach-virus toddler and waking every two hours to feed a hungry, screaming newborn, is enough birth control for me. The thought of adding another child to the mix is enough to cause a panic attack. But for many women in the U.S., even having a house full … Continue reading Birth control and moms: What is the best choice for you?
You make sure your kids and husband get to the doctor to get the tests and medical attention they need. But what about you? What medical tests should you be getting to stay healthy and prevent illness? Scott & White obstetrician/gynecologist Pamela Greene, MD, offers women some advice on how to determine what medical screenings … Continue reading Moms: Are you getting the medical tests you need to stay healthy and prevent illness?
Kids can take a toll on you. Especially your body. After having your babies, you’ve got a little extra of this and a little more of that here and there. You diet, you exercise, you chase after your kids—but that “baby fat” still hangs around. You need a Mommy Makeover. Kendall R. Roehl, MD, Plastic … Continue reading Mommy Makeover: A Little Fix-Up for Mom