Preventing Osteoporosis
4 Ways for Women to Improve Bone Health

4 Ways Women Can Improve Bone Health

When you break a bone as a kid, it’s no big deal – you get a cast, your friends sign it, and in a few weeks you’re all healed up. As you get older, your bones weaken, and your body doesn’t bounce back from an injury the way it used …

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Women's Health Tips
What to Eat (or Not) During Menopause

What To Eat (or Not) During Menopause

Most women agree, menopause is no picnic. Just as shifting hormones can lead to acne and mood swings during puberty, they can also wreak havoc on body and mind when estrogen levels decline. What Happens During Menopause During menopause, women tend to gain fat while simultaneously losing muscle mass. But …

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Sexual Health
Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Seniors

Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adults

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are at an all-time high. While most of these cases affect teens and young adults, rates among older people are also climbing. “Older individuals may think they don’t have to use …

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Healthy Postpartum Care
No, You Shouldn't Eat Your Placenta (and other postpartum tips)

No, You Shouldn’t Eat Your Placenta

Eating the placenta after delivering a baby may sound gross, but celebrity moms from January Jones to Kim Kardashian claim ingesting the placenta after birth boosts milk production, increases energy and staves off postpartum depression. What harried new mom wouldn’t want some of that? FAQ on Placenta Eating (aka Placentophagy) …

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Women's Health
Dealing with Hot Flashes

Dealing with Hot Flashes

For many women, the symptoms of menopause can be a nuisance. Just as you faced hormonal shifts during puberty, you’ll also have to navigate another series of changes in the years surrounding menopause. One of the biggest complaints among women in the pre-, peri- and postmenopausal year? Hot flashes. Heating …

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Healthy Pregnancy
Eating for Two

Eating for Two: Healthy Choices for Baby & You

When eating for two (or more), it’s where the calories come from that matters most. Extra baby-building calories need to come from a well-balanced diet that is high in protein, low in sugar and refined carbs, loaded with fiber, and rich in the right kind of fat—omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. You …

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Sexual & Reproductive Health
BIrth Control Options

What’s the Best Birth Control Option for You?

When it comes to birth control, men and women have more options than ever before. But deciding which type is right for you can be a challenge. “Decisions around birth control are largely based on personal preference,” says Melina Dendrinos, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at Henry Ford Health System. Some people …

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Women's Health
Acupuncture for Women: Menstruation to Menopause

Acupuncture for Women: From Menstruation to Menopause

Whether you struggle to get through the day because of painful menstrual cramps or to sleep through the night because of your menopause symptoms, integrative medicine therapies like acupuncture may help you find relief in any stage of your life. Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture has been used extensively for …

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Taking Care of Your Urinary Health
9 Facts About UTIs

UTIs: 9 Things You Should Know

Ever felt a painful burning sensation when you needed to pee? You’re not alone. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are shockingly common. Yet, most people who suffer from them don’t know why they happen — or what to do about them. Get the Facts About UTIs Not all cases of …

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Women's Health
6 Myths About Menopause & HRT

6 Myths About Menopause and HRT Debunked

Anyone who has been through menopause can attest that symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and insomnia can wreak havoc on your well-being. Some women even develop a sort of brain fog and have trouble remembering where they left their keys. “Some of these changes are age-related,” …

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