Every Womans Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World
Women are concerned with a variety of healthcare topics, and we do our best to cover a broad range in each of our quarterly issues. Topics covered in “Every Woman’s Health” might include overviews of common women’s health issues like cardiovascular health, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone health, for example, or offer skin care advice from dermatologists or tips for combating sleep disorders or depression.

The Chronic Pain Problem

Millions of Americans are affected by debilitating chronic pain, and diagnosis and treatment remain a challenge. By Charles H. Weaver, MD When Heather Grace started Experiencing pain and numbness in her arm and neck in 1999, she never imagined that she would be living with chronic pain for the rest of her life. As a […]

Facing Fibromyalgia

With the right treatment, individuals can live well with fibromyalgia. By Charles H. Weaver, MD Three years ago Michele Beck-Dark thought maybe she had the flu. Her body ached all over, and she was so exhausted she couldn’t get out of bed. But the “flu” never went away. In fact, Michele suffered from deep muscle […]

Aging Well

A decade-by-decade guide to lifelong health and wellness By Mia James There is plenty of good news these days about getting older. Take, for example, that while aging is inevitable, the decline in health, activity, and general well-being associated with advancing years is not. By making health-sustaining choices now, you can look forward to many […]

Summer Is Here, Beware of Lyme Disease

Have you seen those icky little blood-suckers that are present on dogs and maybe in deer? Did you ever think that it was possible for them to cause you any harm. If so, you are absolutely right! These tiny blood-suckers, or ticks, can carry parasites that can be transmitted to your body through a single […]

Pregnancy and Chronic Illness: What I Learned

By Mariah Zebrowski Leach Chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis are often diagnosed or active during childbearing years. When I was diagnosed with RA at 25 I was faced with that daunting question, “Will I still be able to have a baby?” Join the Conversation; Connect with […]

5 Things to Avoid to Help Your Heart

By the American Heart Association 1. Decongestants. According to the AHA, people with high blood pressure should be aware that the use of decongestants may raise blood pressure. Many over-the-counter cold and flu preparations contain decongestants such as oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, and pseudoephedrine, which increase blood pressure. 2. Sleep Apnea. Some 12 million Americans have sleep […]

Management of Uterine Fibroids: What Women Need to Know

By John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR Uterine fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors made up of smooth muscle cells and fibrous tissue. They affect one in three women of childbearing age and as many as 80 percent of African-American adult women. The incidence of these tumors increases with age, with peak prevalence seen in women in […]

Finding Doctor Right

Take the time to choose the right match for your healthcare needs. By Laurie Wertich When you need a doctor, you don’t just need any old doctor—you need the right doctor at the right time in the right place. But how do you get those circumstances to line up? The truth is, the best time […]

Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

By Sharon Reynolds ECAN spreads the word about the link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. John Mordecai, better known to his many friends as Monte, was “a healthy guy,” remembers his wife, Mindy. He was a runner. He didn’t eat sugar and kept to a low-fat diet. But for many years, he experienced unexplained […]

Healthy Habits for Life

The bottom line: what you eat and how you eat can have lasting consequences for your health. Choose wisely and nourish your body with nutrient-dense foods.