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Caring For Aging Parents

Parents have always been the caregivers. They worked, provided food and shelter, and raised families. As our parents age, they face a reversal in that role and find themselves needing care. This can be a difficult change for aging parents to accept. In many cases, aging parents do not want …

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Lung Cancer Deaths in Women Continue to Drop

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women; and the second-leading cause of death after heart disease.   But there is good news: WomensHealth.gov reports that lung cancer deaths in women continue to decline each year, thanks in part to federal programs to help women quit smoking …

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Lupus Symptoms: The Silent Killer

Lupus is often called “The Silent Killer.” It can be difficult to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses.  It is an autoimmune disease, can affect almost any organ in your body and may differ from person to person. For example, one woman with lupus may have swollen knees …

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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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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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Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. But many women are not getting a good night’s rest. Some sleep problems affect women more or differently from men including: Insomnia. More than 1 in 4 women in the United States experience insomnia, or the inability to fall …

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Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. You can help yourself and …

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