Browse Category: Women's Health
By Margaret Lewin, MD, FACP – Medical Director, Cinergy Health (www.cinergyhealth.com)
February is National Heart Month and not just because of Valentine’s Day. According to the American Heart Association, one in 2.4 American women will lose their lives to heart disease and stroke – the first and third biggest killers of women. In comparison, breast cancer kills one in 29. So let’s look at V.A.L.E.N.T.I.N.E.S. Day from another vantage point: reducing our risk of heart disease.
By Margaret Lewin, MD, FACP – Medical Director of Cinergy Health (www.cinergyhealth.com)
Last year, 11,270 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and another 1.2 million women will develop dysplasia, a condition which left untreated can turn into cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a malignancy that develops in tissues of the cervix: the organ which connects the uterus to the vagina. It is preventable, slow-growing (so that it can be detected and cured early in its course), and is nearly always caused by infection from the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Probiotics are known for their ability to help regulate your digestive system, as well as positively contribute to your health in a number of other non-digestion-related areas. And now a new study is suggesting that probiotics may play a role in a woman’s weight after she’s had a baby. Keep reading to learn more about the connection between probiotics and post-pregnancy obesity.
By: Dr. Margaret Lewin, Medical Director of Cinergy Health (www.cinergyhealth.com)
Careful as we are all year, we seem to lose our inhibitions against junk food when Halloween rolls around – snacking on the sugar-laden treats we bought for neighbors’ children as well as the ones our own children bring home from their trick-or-treating. Here are some tips for resisting temptation:
By: Dr. Erika Schwartz, Medical Director of Cinergy Health (www.cinergyhealth.com)
With so much debate these days over healthcare, you may feel lucky just to have any doctor. But do you have the right doctor? If you’re not sure or feel like you just “do what your told” be sure to watch out for these 5 signs that it’s time to end a doctor-patient relationship:
New Survey Sheds Light on Emotional Aspects of Bladder Weakness
Uterine prolapse most often occurs in women who have had more than one baby through normal vaginal delivery and in post-menopausal women. Menopause occurs when a woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones that regulate her monthly menstrual cycle, and she stops having regular menstrual periods. One of these hormones, estrogen, helps keep the pelvic muscles strong.
Newsweek generated major buzz with its recent piece criticizing Oprah and other celebrities for their support of alternative medicine, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The article suggested that celebrities, with their huge followings, are sometimes persuading their fan base to adopt questionable medical theories without the science to back them up. But Newsweek might have better served its readership by offering women access to the leading medical experts and scientific studies on both sides of this issue.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – JULY 28, 2009 – For years, doctors have been prescribing young women synthetic hormones in the form of the oral contraceptive pill, to counteract pre-menstrual (PMS) symptons and irregular menstruation. As common as this treatment may be, it is saddled with unpleasant side effects and an increased risk for blood clots, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. , Research shows it also may increase the risk for certain cancers, including breast, cervical, and liver. Fortunately, with the release of Femmenessence MacaHarmony from Natural Health International (NHI), women now have a clinically proven, health-risk-free, natural alternative for balancing their hormones.
5 Key nutrients for optimal womens' health. If you are looking for increased life span, optimal health, a more youthful appearance and energy to burn, then it is essential that you have the following 5 key nutrients in your diet:
As a yoga/fitness instructor, it is crucial to maintain a strong immune system. Here are some of my own personal tips to help you stay healthy.
Team of Loyola researchers using cognitive therapy to manage female incontinence.
At least 2 million women in the United States suffer from infertility, or the inability to have children. Infertility can be an emotionally distressing diagnosis for a woman to receive. Until recently, there have been only a few treatments for infertility, but their success rates and health effects have been debated.
Do you often feel like you are fat no matter how much you weigh? Do you avoid doing certain activities because you feel embarrassed about the way your body looks? Do you feel your life will start after you loose weight? You may have a body image problem or body dysmorphic disorder.
What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance in your body. It is found in every cell and is needed for day to day functioning. It is a fat know as lipid. There are 2 typed of cholesterol; LDL (Low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein). Generally, LDL is known as the “bad” cholesterol and HDL is known as the “good” cholesterol.
Nutritional expert Dr. Carolyn Dean talks about how you can apply green living to protect your unborn child and have a smooth delivery and a healthy child.
Take a journey to the Motherland for healing and weight loss! Nearly forgotten African rituals hold the key to Western obesity problem and countless other health issues that plague developed countries. Africa is a huge continent with so many cultures, tribes, and languages. It is not only the cradle of civilization, but it holds centuries of traditions, and ancient practices that are valuable today.
As one of the editors of Insider's Health, I get to meet a lot of fascinating people. Perhaps the most exciting person I've interviewed this year is Dr. Theresa Dale, one of the leading specialists on women's hormone therapy. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Traditional Naturopathic Practitioner, and BioEnergetic Medical Consultant. I caught up with her as she was analyzing test results and preparing for a 3-day health conference.
If you’ve been taking natural supplements for awhile, is it safe for you to keep taking them while you’re pregnant?
Did you know there are almost 600,000 hysterectomies done in the United States every single year? At least one-third of those surgeries are performed because of fibroids. If you suffer from fibroids there’s good news . . . you may have other options. Before you resort to painful and irreversible surgery, explore the alternative treatments outlined in this article.