Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials

  • Posted on: 10 June 2019
  • By: jleff
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Women experience different signs and symptoms of heart disease, which can lead to ineffective, delayed or missed treatment opportunities.

June 10, 2019

Ask Dr. Ruth: A Film About America's Famous Sex Therapist

  • Posted on: 23 May 2019
  • By: jleff
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A new documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, chronicles the life of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who hosted a transformative call-in radio show about sex and relationships in the 1980s.

Do you remember Ask Dr. Ruth, the show featuring sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer? She went on the air in 1984. That was the year I married my late husband M. Did you listen to her show back then? We did. Remember how she used to answer callers' questions about relationships and sex? It was way before the internet and social media, and many people didn't really talk openly about sex.

At the time, Dr. Ruth was at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

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6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting

  • Posted on: 22 May 2019
  • By: jleff
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The average person sits 12 hours a day—and that's not healthy. Find out why too much sitting is bad for your health.

It's been called both dangerous and harmful, and we're told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way.

When you hear these descriptions of sitting—something we all do from infancy all the way through old age—it's hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful.

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I Was Diagnosed With a Rare Autoimmune Liver Disease Before I Had Any Symptoms

  • Posted on: 13 May 2019
  • By: jleff
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After a PBC diagnosis, I learned to self-advocate and discovered my “own normal.”
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After a PBC diagnosis, I learned to self-advocate and discovered my “own normal.”

By Tina Dooley

How I learned to self-advocate and discovered my own normal.

About two decades ago, I had a routine blood test for a life insurance policy. I didn't think much of the test. I was healthy, after all.

Postpartum Depression Lied to Me and Said I was Damaged and Unfit

  • Posted on: 2 May 2019
  • By: jleff
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I don't remember the first time I thought of killing myself, but it seemed like the natural evolution of things at the time. All I had ever been taught was how wonderful motherhood would be. Why was it so hard for me?

By Cheyenne Green

I don't remember the first time I thought of killing myself, but it seemed like the natural evolution of things at the time. All I had ever been taught was how wonderful motherhood would be. Why was it so hard for me? Despite all that I had been through, I believed that if I felt this way, I wasn't doing something right. I told myself I was damaged, unfit. I would be doing the world a favor if I just killed myself.

Maija was born in November. The dark winter days of Northern Utah can be unbearable.

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Osteoporosis: Knowing – and Owning – Your Numbers

  • Posted on: 1 May 2019
  • By: jleff
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As with so many things, when it comes to aging, what’s on the inside ultimately matters most.
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As with so many things, when it comes to aging, what’s on the inside ultimately matters most.

By Anne Lake, DNP, ONP-C, FNP-C, CCD

Dr. Anne Lake is the Fracture Liaison Service Program Clinician and Coordinator for a nationally recognized Fracture Liaison Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC and a current board member of the North Carolina Osteoporosis Foundation. She is a published author and national speaker on osteoporosis and bone health.

I Knew I Didn't Have Postpartum Depression, but I Also Knew Something Wasn't Right

  • Posted on: 30 April 2019
  • By: jleff
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One woman's story of living with postpartum anxiety. How she learned she had it and how she coped with it.

By Amber Jo Peterson

This post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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10 Things Everyone Over 50 Needs to Know About Strokes

  • Posted on: 23 April 2019
  • By: jleff
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Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., so it's important to understand what it is, what can cause it and what the warning signs are.
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I recently found out that a friend of my husband's had a stroke a few weeks ago.

That jolted me, big time.

Although we are in this so-called midlife, after all—and I'm fully aware that health risks increase with age—I suppose I don't feel that we're "old enough" for something like this to happen.

But that way of thinking is faulty, and this is proof.

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Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

  • Posted on: 2 April 2019
  • By: jleff
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Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.
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There are many health conditions that are usually diagnosed in younger women, but if you think you're out of the woods because you've made it this far without having asthma, sorry, you're not. Asthma can strike at any age.

Many people wrongly think that asthma is a childhood condition, and if they've not had it before, they won't develop it in midlife.

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The 4 Best Exercise Classes for Chronic Joint Pain

  • Posted on: 28 March 2019
  • By: jleff
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How can you be sure that your joints will tolerate the class you are taking? Which type of class will be best to help reduce the pain you already have?

Ashley Drake is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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