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Whether you’re searching for help with nutrition or a few quick tips for dealing with sunburn, you can find it all in our diverse, always helpful collection of women’s health articles. While cancer health is still a large focus here, this section was created as an informational women’s support group where fighters, survivors and loved ones can write about and discuss the issues they care about in an empowering, supportive setting.

Read what our community has to share, or if you’d like to write an article of your own and haven’t already signed up, join the Fight Like a Girl Club today!

Energize Yourself Naturally Without Energy Drinks

I often find I am absolutely exhausted halfway through the day. I find myself yawning and wanting nothing more than a long nap, but that’s usually not an option. It seems like I’ve become a real-life example of those “sleepy” people on late-night commercials for energy drinks and dietary supplements. …

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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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Skin Safety: Avoiding the ‘Healthy Tan’ Myth

Every year, almost 5 million people are treated for skin cancer in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds are known to cause skin …

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Quick Tips to Lower Sodium Intake

Did you know that nine out of 10 Americans eat more sodium (salt) than they need? Too much sodium in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. It can also raise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Eating less sodium can help lower your blood pressure …

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Factors That May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

There is no way to know for sure if you will get ovarian cancer. Most women get it without being at high risk. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several factors may increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. If you: Are middle-aged or older.Have close …

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The 4 Types of Exercise

Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Most people focus on one activity or type of exercise and believe they’re doing enough. But each type of exercise is different. Targeting all four types will give you more benefits and help reduce boredom and reduce …

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Women, Seafood and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why is seafood good for women’s health?In addition to numerous other nutrients, seafood contains two important omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of Omega-3, which is about 1-3 grams per day, according to the American Heart Association. According …

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Bone Health and Breast Cancer

One of the last things you may think about when diagnosed with breast cancer is the health of your bones. You probably already know the importance of keeping your bones healthy throughout your life, but it becomes especially important after a breast cancer diagnosis. Why? Certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, can …

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Are Your Food Portions Making You Obese?

Obesity in the United States is 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 …

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