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“Supersized” Is Leading to Obesity

Obesity in the United States is common, serious, and costly. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some …

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How Stress Affects Women’s Health

women's stress problems

Stress is a reaction to a change or a challenge. In the short term, stress can be helpful; it makes you more alert and gives you the energy to get things done. But long-term stress can lead to serious health problems. Women are more likely than men to report symptoms …

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Best Treatments for Painful Sunburns

How To Treat Sunburns

You enjoyed a day at the beach and now have a painful sunburn to show for it. What’s the best treatment for an unexpected sunburn? While nothing will completely take away the pain and redness, there are a variety of treatments that will relieve some of the discomfort you’re feeling. …

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Five Ways to Practice Random Acts of Kindness

Modern society has created a mindset that each individual is alone in the world. Every day, you pass people on the street or in the mall, never pausing for a moment to touch, to talk, to even think about them. Practicing random acts of kindness brings back your awareness of …

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What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older. And while breast cancer is a common cancer in women, there are risk factors you can address …

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Beauty Pageant Partners With ‘Fight Like A Girl’

Classic American Beauty Pageant

A new beauty pageant in Decatur, Alabama is helping an organization that helps women “fight like a girl.” Jennifer Blatter and her sister, Stephanie Smith, have adopted the platform “Fight Like A Girl” for the Miss Classic American Beauty Pageant’s inaugural year, held June 7-9 at the Center for the …

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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer Story

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After a double mastectomy and many trips for chemotherapy, I was in remission two years later. Five years and five months after that, the cancer came back behind my sternum. Radiation and chemo! Two years later, at my yearly scan, I …

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