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Darker Skin? Don’t Skip Steps in Skin Cancer Prevention.

Darker Skin? Don’t Skip Steps in Skin Cancer Prevention.

By Omobola Onikoyi, MS At the first sign of summer after a harsh winter, our moods are enhanced by the bright rays of shining sun. We respond by switching out our winter wardrobes for summer clothing that offers up less coverage, trading in our knit sweaters for short sleeves and [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Mindful Technology: Meditation Apps Can Bring Focus and Relaxation

Mindful Technology: Meditation Apps Can Bring Focus and Relaxation

You may think that your smartphone is at odds with any attempt you might make at meditation. After all, isn’t one of our biggest obstacles to introspection these days our seemingly constant connection to technology? Ironically, however, many of us are turning to our mobile devices to “unplug.” Let’s face it—our [...]

Posted on: June 17, 2015

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Silent Ischemia: What You Need to Know about this Symptomless Heart Condition

Silent Ischemia: What You Need to Know about this Symptomless Heart Condition

heart and stethoscope in vintage style Ischemia is a temporary condition in which the heart doesn’t receive enough blood to do its job properly. When this happens you might feel chest pain known as angina. You might, however, feel no symptoms at all—this is known as silent ischemia . The partial reduction in [...]

Posted on: June 4, 2015

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Sunscreen Tips for Sensitive Skin

Sunscreen Tips for Sensitive Skin

You know that sunscreen is an essential step in protecting your skin from skin cancer and sun damage. If you have sensitive skin, however, you may find that some UV-blocking lotions irritate your skin. You may also be allergic to some common ingredients in sunscreens. While it may be temping to [...]

Posted on: May 28, 2015

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In This Issue of Women Magazine


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Uterine Fibroids: How Is Your Understanding of This Common Women’s Health Concern?

Uterine Fibroids: How Is Your Understanding of This Common Women’s Health Concern?

Though one in five women may experience fibroids during her childbearing years, many of us know little about them. By Mia James You have probably heard the term uterine fibroids, but if you are like many women, you might not really understand what they are, your risk, or treatment options. This is despite the [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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10 Tips for Mental Health

10 Tips for Mental Health

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that approxi­mately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. That is more than one in every four adults, and it does not count [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Two experts in breast cancer rehabilitation share their insight into the benefit of this safe, effective form of exercise. By Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT, CPI, CET, and Ann Marie Turo, OTR/L  Why Pilates For Breast Cancer? Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that engages the mind, body, and spirit. The various [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Stop the Shame

Stop the Shame

Women with HPV-related cancers say that education is the answer. By Karen Bate When Tranette Ledford’s doctor said the dreaded words, “You have cervical cancer,” the writer from San Antonio, Texas, was understandably shocked and scared. When she got home, she told a professional colleague and friend who was visiting. “Oh, wow, [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Working Out With Weights?

Working Out With Weights?

Tips for Keeping Your Lower Back Safe By Mia James We hear a lot about the benefits of weight-bearing activity for women, including weightlifting. We are told that add­ing some heft to our exercise routine can help tone our bodies, increase fat burning, and, importantly, slow bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. The [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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