Category: Health

Raising Awareness of Women’s Heart Health

By Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Heart disease is not exclusive to men, and more than ever before, heart organizations are making sure women get that message. Depending on where you live, you may have noticed more promotions targeting women about heart disease awareness. Posters, television ads, even special heart disease awareness days, have been created to help remind women about this serious condition and what can be done to prevent it. Why the focus on women? There’s a common misconception that heart disease only affects men, but statistics show that this is...

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Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives

By Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent. Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests. “Women with healthier dietary patterns at midlife were 40 percent more likely to survive to age 70 or over,” said lead researcher Cecilia Samieri, a postdoctoral fellow who conducted the study while at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is now a researcher at INSERM and Universite de Bordeaux, in France. INSERM is the...

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Dark Chocolate: The Perfect Snack for Stress Relief and Heart Health

By T. Jared Bunch, MD Recently when talking with my 7-year-old daughter, I asked her what was the best food she could eat for a snack. As the daughter of a cardiologist you may imagine that she would have been taught the enduring virtues of eating fruits and vegetables and how these are the best foods to use as snacks. She told me that my question was easy and replied, “the best snack is chocolate.” I asked her where she learned that and she told me her mother told her so. How can you really argue against that logic?...

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The Health Benefits of Laughter

By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Christine Wilmsen Craig, MD Laughter is a key component of a happy life, and it has powerful physical and mental benefits. No matter what you’re facing, you can learn to laugh and benefit from its healing ways. Funny movies, sitcoms, cute toddlers, and a good friend’s jokes can all offer one of the most powerful, natural stress relievers out there: laughter. “I think one of the best things is that laughter increases your sense of humor,” says Lynda Tourloukis, a certified laughter teacher based in Park Ridge, Ill. A motivational speaker...

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Womens Health

Discover the informative news on women’s health and get valuable tips and also Free products to try to help you be the best you possible.  This begins with fitness.  Fitness of the mind, body and soul.  A woman’s health and fitness are key elements to female fitness.  Find info on health and fitness, muscle building, muscle and fitness, diet and weight loss, life fitness, personal fitness, life fitness plan, 24 hour fitness, cardio fitness, sports fitness, senior fitness and tips for the best best fitness for you. Life fitness helps one to live better healthy and happy lives.  Areas...

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