Smart Tips to Successfully Manage Stress

Article by: Kara Heissman

For better or worse, stress is a natural part of life. We all have our own shares of stress and stressors, regardless of our occupation, age or gender.

Although there’s really not one exact perfect definition of stress, Merriam-Webster’s defines stress as “a constraining force or influence as a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation.” Indeed, stress does not only affect one part of our being; it affects every part of our lives — mental, emotional and physical aspects.

How To Successfully Handle Stress

When stress is not handled properly, it may contribute to the development of a vast array of emotional, mental and physical health problems...

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Women and Alcoholism

Article by R.C.

Alcoholic women face many conflicts in personal relationships, careers, identity roles and health issues. Underlying issues such as anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress are common reasons why women abuse alcohol. Oftentimes there is a history of abuse, violence and/or neglect from their past and that may continue in the present. Due to biological factors, a woman’s health will decompensate quickly from chronic alcohol use. A woman who suffers from alcoholism should enter alcohol detox and a substance abuse treatment program to stop unhealthy behaviors and obtain healthier coping skills for underlying issues.

Women’s Roles

Women receive many messages from society, parents, teachers, and friends about what role they should play in life...

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Women and Diabetes

Article by: Ibe Basil

Diabetes Mellitus or simply diabetes is caused by insufficient action of the hormone INSULIN owing either to its absence or to resistance to its action. This then leads to high level of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream. The high sugar level, ultimately cause a lot of harm and could have devastating effect if it continues unabated.

The disease is becoming more and more common and affects millions of people worldwide. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions and has become one of the most widespread diseases in existence today.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s reduced insensitivity and responsiveness to its own insulin -a condition known as insulin resistance...

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How To Pick The Best Aging Skin Moisturizer

Article by: Estelle Morray

To find the most effective aging skin moisturizers it helps to understand the way our moisturizers works. All moisturizing creams are made up of a combination of ingredients that work together to keep moisture in our skin. This is a major part of skin care, since one of the main causes of wrinkles, lines, dull and rough skin is the loss of moisture in our skin cells.

Water
Water is one of the main ingredients of all aging skin moisturizers. The key is to pairing water with oily substances, to prevent the water from evaporating, and help it penetrate the skin.

Humectants
Humectants refer to those ingredients that attract water. They encourage water to the skin surface, where it is needed the most...

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Determining Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms

Article by: Terry Robbins

Determining vaginal yeast infection symptoms can be hard to do since there are two other main vaginal infections that may have the same or similar symptoms as yeast infections. Vaginal yeast infections also known as vaginal candidiasis is the most common type of a yeast infection and is one of the top 3 vaginal infections that affect women during their lifetime.

What is Yeast Infection?
Warm moist areas such as the vagina, skin folds, diaper areas, mouth, etc, contain some form of yeast. With more than 20 species of candida or yeast, the most common type is known as Candida albicans which dwells on the surface of our bodies. When certain conditions apply such as warm and moist areas, the candida will overgrow leading to various infections...

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Almost 100,000 People Die Every Year from Hospital Infections

Article by: Brian Garvin & Jeff West

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that as many as 99,000 people in American hospitals die annually from hospital infections they acquired in the hospital. This is an alarming number of people but the CDC is making strides to decrease this figure by forcing hospitals to keep track of patients that suffered death because of a hospital infection. Surprisingly, before the mandatory count, almost no hospitals kept track of how many deaths were occurring in their hospitals from infectious diseases while in the hospital.

By keeping a head count of patient deaths in hospitals due to the spread of infections; it can help the CDC better understand how to prevent such untimely deaths...

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How to Get Flat Female Abs

Article by: Taylor Benjamin

When it comes to building abs, women often have a difficult time with building up female abs that show nicely and are healthy. Sometimes it can be easy to blame your gender for this problem and say that women just can’t do it like men can. However, this simply isn’t true and it’s important to know that there is a difference, but it shouldn’t hinder your results in your quest for sexy female abs. All it takes is some knowledge and hard work.

Remember to Balance
Getting sexy abs is a balancing act. Exercise is only one part of the equation, as is diet. Sleep too plays an important role, and a healthy digestive system...

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Learn More About Eating Disorders

Article by: Pam Kazmierczak

Most patients with an eating disorder do not show any signs that are recognizable until they reach a stage that require treatment. Consequently, it makes it difficult for friends and family to deal with because they may recognize something is wrong by the behavior, but see no outward sign of problems. In order to become educated about eating disorders, you have to know what they are.

Although they manifest themselves in different ways, most patients with eating disorders have common roots that eventually led to the problem...

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Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer

Article by: Vilma Carney

The fear of ovarian cancer is well founded: the majority of affected women die. Fortunately, more and more women undergo regular physical exams and are more in tune with their bodies than ever. This has led to earlier detections of this deadly disease and the earlier ovarian cancer is caught, the greater the likelihood of survival and reversal.

The symptoms of the disease have been discussed in detail, and women who suddenly notice that they have an elevated need to visit the rest room or find that they are not able to eat as much as they previously able to ingest during a meal, are encouraged to undergo diagnostic exams. The same is said for those women who suddenly feel an abdominal tenderness or pain.

Yet do you know how diagnosing ovarian cancer is achieved?
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What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Article by: Louise O’Connor

An ectopic pregnancy, also occasionally referred to as a tubal pregnancy, is basically a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus. It occurs in at least 0.5-1% of pregnancies.

This form of pregnancy arises when your fertilised egg doesn’t implant in the uterus, but implants instead in one of the Fallopian Tubes (in 99% of cases), occasionally in one of the ovaries and, rarely, in the abdominal cavity or cervix.

In normal circumstances, a fertilised egg travels down to the uterus for implantation through the Fallopian tube. If, however, your Fallopian tube is damaged or abnormal in any way, perhaps due to infection (mostly chlamydia), endometriosis or previous surgery, then your egg can become blocked in the tube.

An ectopic pregnancy may also occur in cases w...

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