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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!

The Benefits of Garlic

Used to ward off vampires and werewolves by Central Europeans long ago, it’s been called ‘the stinking rose’ and has its very own festival on the last weekend of July every year in Gilroy, California. It’s biggest consumer? South Korea. Considered an herb by some and a vegetable by others, …

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Medicine and Prayer

During the majority of the modern era, religion and medicine were two things that stood on the opposite sides of a great divide. Religion was for the soul; medicine, for the body. For little over a decade now, medical therapies combining the two have bridged the gap and have been …

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Endometriosis and Cancer Risk

Women who have endometriosis may be at higher risk for cancer according to an article published in Medscape.com. Almost ninety million women suffer from this disease – almost all of them pre-menopausal. Although this disease isn’t life threatening, it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for women who are unfortunate enough to deal with it.

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Can a Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma?

Many people feel helpless in the face of cancer. Even if they don’t have it, they worry about getting it. Fortunately, lifestyle factors such as avoiding smoking and excess alcohol, and leading an active lifestyle help to reduce the chance of developing this sometimes devastating disease. Now, a new study shows that diet may be important for reducing the risk of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system. This relatively common form of cancer kills over 16,000 people each year.

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Can Sunscreen Expire?: How Long Does It Last?

Sun exposure has some benefits since it’s a natural source of vitamin D, but too much ultraviolet light can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Everyone that spends time in the sun needs a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB light. Before applying sun products, be sure you’re getting the protection you need. If you have a bottle of sunscreen from last summer, is it okay to use it – or can sunscreen expire?

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Dani’s Story (EDS – Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)

I suffer from EDS. I am both Hypermobility type and Vascular type. Can I get a “WOO HOO!” for winning the dysfunctional genetic lottery? LOL! It is a horrible disease; the Hypermobility type caused me a great deal of pain. I suffer from numerous subluxations and dislocations. Every joint is prone to it. I have intense pain, swelling, skin discoloration etc…I am hypersensitive to barometric pressure changes and can predict weather better then any meteorologist I have ever seen on TV!

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