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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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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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