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Exercise Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain

Exercise Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain

By David Borenstein, MD Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Lower back pain is second only to the cold as the most common affliction of mankind. Each year in the United States, up to 20 percent of the population will have an episode. Back pain is a common cause of work absence and disability. [...]

Posted on: February 4, 2016

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Protect Your Skin from Winter Sun

Protect Your Skin from Winter Sun

Tips for cold-weather skin safety. Even if you're not heading south for a vacation in the sun, winter is no time to bypass protective measures for your skin. "When we think of the effects of cold weather on the skin, we tend to think about frostbite, chapping, and windburn," says Robert [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2016

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Ask the Doctor: The Zika Virus

Ask the Doctor: The Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel restrictions for women of childbearing age during an outbreak of a dangerous new illness.  It’s called the  zika virus  and it presents enough of a health risk that it could derail spring and summer travel plans. Ricardo Lopez, MD is an OB-GYN at Orlando Health [...]

Posted on: January 22, 2016

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Cooking with Coconut

Cooking with Coconut

A new cookbook offers recipes and nutritional know-how to integrate this tropical superfood into your home cooking.  No longer limited to the novelty shelf in the produce section, coconut in myriad forms is popping up in every aisle in the grocery store: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and [...]

Posted on: January 20, 2016

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In This Issue of Women Magazine


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Life Coach: The Stories We Tell

Life Coach: The Stories We Tell

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Many stories start out with Once upon a time... And then there are the stories that we create in our heads—the stories that determine how we react to people and events. Often they have very little to do with the objective truth, but we make them [...]

Posted on: January 4, 2016

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The Well-Woman Visit

The Well-Woman Visit

An annual appointment with your primary care physician can be an important preventive health strategy. By Diana Price Feeling well? Great! It’s time to go to the doctor.  Confused? Here’s the deal: even if you’re feeling well and have no medical concerns, it can still be worth your while to check in [...]

Posted on: January 4, 2016

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Speaking on Health: Alzheimer’s Prevention

Speaking on Health: Alzheimer’s Prevention

Speaking on Health with David Borenstein, MD It is sad to lose a family member or a close friend to a disease, and it may even be worse when you lose them when they’re still alive. They’re living, but their mind is gone: this is the reality of dementia. The toll it takes [...]

Posted on: January 4, 2016

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Ask The Nurse: Arthritis and Intimacy

Ask The Nurse: Arthritis and Intimacy

Q&A with Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC President, Rheumatology Nurses Society What are some of the ways that rheumatologic diseases can affect a woman’s physical sexual function? Sexual function can be affected in various ways, depending on a person’s unique diagnosis. For exam­ple, both Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus cause vaginal and [...]

Posted on: January 4, 2016

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Goal Setting for Long-term Wellness

Goal Setting for Long-term Wellness

Setting goals can help you achieve long-term, positive changes in your health and well-being. By Diana Price At my local gym, there is a bulletin board mounted on a wall on the fitness floor, onto which gym-goers tack notes that describe their exercise, weight loss, or other well­ness goals: “Run a [...]

Posted on: December 28, 2015

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