One of four articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of womanhood. As a woman leaves the teenage years and enters into her 20s, she is sure to encounter many changes. Not only is she becoming more independent in her world, establishing more mature relationships and possibly planning her family, she … Continue reading Women health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my…20s?
“I would have never known when I held her the very first time after giving her life, that one day she would be giving it back to me.” Those words really stuck with me yesterday, when we worked on a news story about an organ transplant. Transplant stories are always emotional, but this one is … Continue reading The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift: Daughter Donates Liver to Mom
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
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