August 2014


deitmenopause124x170.jpgMenopausal women who lose weight eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables could reduce or eliminate their hot flashes and night sweats, a large new study suggests.

One reason the researchers looked at weight loss as a way of dealing with menopausal symptoms was because of long-standing research linking hormone-replacement therapy to heart disease and breast cancer.

To read the full article Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study, click here.
artichoke124x170.jpgStuck in a food rut? If you're looking to liven up your diet to satisfy both your taste buds and nutritional needs, you don't want to miss this list of healthy-but-often-overlooked foods.

To read the full article Healthy Foods That Aren't On Your Plate -- But Should Be, click here.
doctor170x170.jpgDoctors may be more willing to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or recommend it to their wives, than to prescribe it to their patients, a study of German gynecologists suggests.

Nearly all were willing to recommend HRT for hot flashes, a typical menopause problem, whether to a partner or a patient. But with other potential uses, there was some disconnect.

To read the full article Doctors Use Hormones More Often than Prescribe Them, click here.
Stress120x170.jpgStress at work may have an adverse effect on your heart health if you're a woman.

A new study shows that women who have high-stress jobs are 67 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 38 percent more likely to have any kind of cardiovascular event than women who have more low-stress jobs.

To read the full article Women with High-Stress Jobs May Be More Likely to Have a Heart Attack, click here.
bugsting170x150.jpgThe Best Ways to Soothe Summer Bug Bites

Flirty dresses, fruity drinks…what’s not to love about summer? How about itchy, painful insect stings? New Orleans–based dermatologist Larry Millikan, M.D., explains how to identify and deal with bug bites so you can get back to the beach.

To read the full article The Best Ways to Soothe Summer Bug Bites, click here.
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Salad is right up there with diamonds on a girl’s list of BFFs. But drizzling it with fat-free dressing could be drowning out your good intentions.

To read the full article The Dressing That Makes Your Salad Healthier, click here.

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Research shows that one in six cell phones are contaminated with fecal matter that could contain E. coli. Not only can germs from your phone make you sick, they can also cause annoyances like pimples and irritation on your cheeks and jawline.

To read the full article The Dirtiest Thing In Your Purse, click here.
Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat
Use high heat for more intense tastes

You don't need to add fat to get plenty of flavor from your favorite dishes.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to spice up your food without piling on the calories:

To read the full story Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat, click here.
tomaino130X170.jpgManage Your Brain -- It's Your Most Important Asset

What does it mean to manage your own brain?

The field of neuropsychology -- the applied form of neuroscience -- is now offering an emerging consciousness about the brain's inner workings. As with everything, it is when we know how the brain works that we can have something to say about how to work it.

To read the full story Manage Your Brain -- It's Your Most Important Asset, click here.
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Before you soak up the sun this weekend, finish your coffee. The strong stuff can reduce your risk of developing the most common type of skin cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research.

To read the full story The Drink that Fights Cancer, click here.
worry140x170.jpgAnxiety Cranks up Activity in Women's Brains, Study Suggests

Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study.

To read the full article Anxiety Cranks up Activity in Women's Brains, Study Suggests, click here.
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Obese Adults Should Get Counseling, Federal Task Force Says


Under the healthcare law, insurance companies would be required to cover the panel's recommended weight-loss treatments. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the law this week.

To read the full article Obese Adults Should Get Counseling, Federal Task Force Says, click here.

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Many of us don't need to be told we're more stressed than ever, but now, scientists have the data to prove it.

If the 80's seemed like a simpler time, you're right. Life's more connected and convenient now, but a 30 year study proves we're wired, tired, and maxed out.

To read the full article Who's Stressed Out?, click here.

calciumvitamin140x170.jpgOlder adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements c than their peers, a new research review suggests.

To read the full article Vitamin D Plus Calcium Tied to Longer Life , click here.
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Video: Phone Therapy May Aid Depression Patients

Phone therapy for depression may work better than face-to-face therapy.

To read the full article Video: Phone Therapy May Aid Depression Patients, click here.

womencheating120x170.gifThese days it’s easy to be unfaithful–just ask the 3.3 million members of AshleyMadison.com, a discreet online dating site for married parties. It’s no wonder that loyalty (to your spouse or your hair stylist) can be hard to come by.

To read the full article The Average Woman and Cheating, click here.