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Falls Prevention Month

Fall Prevention Strategies

Maintaining independence as long as possible is a goal for women as they age. Yet each year, millions suffer fall injuries – making it difficult for many to get around, manage daily activities or live on their own. For some, falls result in broken bones, head injuries and even death. Most are surprised to find […]

Back Pain in Women

Causes of Back Pain in Women

Most women will suffer back pain at some point during their lives. In some cases, the source of the pain will be a condition that can affect both genders. However, there are also causes of back pain that are unique to females. For all women, it’s important to have an understanding of both gender-specific and […]

breastfeeding for babies and moms

The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is a personal choice for every new mother. For many women, the health advantages drive their decision to give their baby breast milk. From a variety of studies, researchers have discovered that the cells, hormones and antibodies in breastmilk offer babies significant protection from illness. This includes lower risks of: Asthma Childhood obesity Ear […]

What You Need to Know about Migraines Now

What You Need to Know about Migraines Now

If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, you know it’s much more than just a garden variety headache. The classic migraine can be a throbbing, pulsating, one-sided headache that worsens with activity. There are also other common symptoms, including light and sound sensitivity, nausea, vision changes and vomiting. Approximately 20 percent of migraine sufferers also experience […]

hyperthermia heatstroke

Heatstroke – What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year when there’s plenty of sun, and temperatures are at their peak. While it’s ideal weather for vacations, barbecues and beach getaways, it’s also when cases of heatstroke dramatically increase. Throughout the warm summer months, it’s important for all of us to take proactive steps to prevent heatstroke as it can […]

prostate cancer

Answers to Women’s Questions about Prostate Cancer

If you have a husband, father, son, brother, uncle or male friend, you know someone who should be screened for prostate cancer. Many women are unaware that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with only skin cancer being more prevalent. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in six men will […]

Zika virus

Pregnant or Planning to Be? What You Need to Know about Zika Virus

What Is Zika? Zika is a virus that spreads through the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti species mosquito. Individuals can also contract Zika through sex with a person infected with Zika, and it can cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who have been infected by the virus. In countries impacted by the […]