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Wednesday, Sep 16th 2015
How much calcium do women really need? Does it change as we get older? Will it really help build strong bones and prevent fractures? Are supplements helpful?
I've wrestled for many years with these and other questions related to calcium and vitamin D, the vitamin that aids calcium absorption. And I've worried that I wasn't getting enough of either.
Friday, Sep 11th 2015
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S.? And that women are at greater risk because detection can be tricky?
If your answer was no, here are four big reasons for women to learn about CAD:
Wednesday, Aug 05th 2015
A new study shows that teenage girls who are active in sports are less likely to die prematurely from cancer or other causes as they get older. That's great news—especially for a family like mine with a strong disposition toward cancer.
Thursday, Jun 25th 2015
by Stephanie Setliff, MD
Medical Director, Eating Recovery Center of Dallas
Tuesday, Jun 16th 2015
In 1994, Congress passed a bill to institute June as Men's Health Month. Since that time, it's been wonderful to see hundreds of workplaces, health care professionals, sports franchises and other institutions encouraging healthy behaviors among men and boys.
But how can we, as women, encourage our loved ones to take charge of their health and learn about what screenings they need?
Wednesday, Jun 10th 2015
If you are lucky enough to have daughters, you probably know what a minefield the subjects of weight, body image and self-esteem can be with girls. (Even if you don't have daughters, you may remember what it was like when you were a teenager.)