News on Women's Health

Women and men have many of the same health issues, but they can affect women differently (e.g. women may have different symptoms of heart disease).  Women sometimes neglect their own health and focus instead on their partner's and their children's, which can lead to a worsening of a current condition or the development of additional conditions.

There are certain diseases or conditions are more common in women, such as osteoarthritis, obesity and depression.  Some conditions, such as menopause and pregnancy, are unique to women.  Healthy lifestyle choices and regular check-ups can go a long way toward reducing women's health risks.
 

11/01/2011 - News

Weight Gain in Middle Age Reduces Odds of Healthy Survival in Women

In the United States, there has been a steady increase in overweight and obesity; in 2003-4, 66.3 percent of American adults were overweight or obese compared with 14.5 percent in 1976. In the current issue of British Medical Journal, researchers report that weight gain in mid-life is strongly related to a reduced likelihood of healthy survival among women who live to older ages. Read more

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09/09/2010 - News

Whole Grains are Good for Women with Diabetes

Eating whole grains has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death among the general population, but the association of Read more

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09/06/2010 - News

Status Report: Blood Pressure Control in the United States

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

U.S. Obesity Just Keeps On Rising

It’s no secret that obesity is a growing problem in the United States. Read more

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08/26/2010 - News

Boost Your Immunity With Better Nutrition

Poor nutrition status is common in elderly individuals. Read more

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08/19/2010 - News

Boost Your Bone Health

More than 25 million adults in the United States either have or are at risk for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by fragile bones that significa Read more

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04/12/2010 - News

Effect of Soy on Cholesterol After Menopause

Soy has been touted to have benefits in cancer prevention and heart disease. However, new research published online in the journal Menopause reveals that eating extra soy for one year does not reduce cholesterol in postmenopausal women. Read more

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03/30/2010 - News

Women Need 60 Minutes of Exercise to Maintain Weight

In 2008, U.S. guidelines recommended at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week for substantial health benefit. However, it is not clear how much physical activity is needed to prevent long-term weight gain. A new study published in the March 24/31 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women need 60 minutes of moderate exercise a day to prevent weight gain as they age if they consume a normal diet. Read more

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03/22/2010 - News

Oral Contraception May Not Increase Mortality

Early reports from the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) Oral Contraception Study is one of the world’s largest ongoing studies into the health effects of birth control pills. Although early reports from the study indicated an increased risk of death among women who had ever used oral contraception, the results of a large prospective UK cohort study revealed that oral contraception is not associated with increased long-term mortality rates. This finding was published in the March 11, 2010 issue of BMJ. Read more

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03/12/2010 - News

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked to Less Weight Gain in Women

Normal-weight women who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol may gain less weight and have a lower risk of being overweight or obese than women who do not drink at all, according to a study published in the March 8, 2010 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Read more

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