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Do Toxic Metals Lurk in Your Lipstick?
Monday, July 01, 2013
Many women pucker up with shades like Ripened Red, Plum Luck, and Instant Mocha. Coloring the lips has been a beauty basic for centuries. A recent study, though, questions whether a daily dab of lipstick or gloss is a harmless habit.
Considering Birth Control? Know Your Options
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Women today have more birth control options than ever before. The condom, the pill, the patch—to name just a few. In fact, more than three-quarters of sexually active women in the U.S. have tried at least three different methods of contraception. Knowing more about your options can help you choose the best one for you.
Java and Pregnancy: An OK Combo?
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Finding out you are pregnant may prompt you to make some lifestyle changes, particularly in your diet. You may decide to eat more fruits and vegetables and less high-fat foods. Another change you may want to consider: cutting back on coffee. A recent study suggests that too much coffee and other sources of caffeine may lower your baby’s birth weight, possibly leading to serious health problems.
Binge Drinking: A Woman’s Health Concern
Monday, April 01, 2013
Many women drink alcohol – whether it’s to celebrate a special event or maybe to relax with friends. An occasional drink usually isn’t a concern. Moderate amounts of alcohol may even protect against coronary heart disease. More excessive drinking, though – like binge drinking – can lead to serious health problems.
More Women Face Mental Illness
Friday, March 01, 2013
You may pay more attention to your physical health than how you feel mentally. Like any physical ailment, though, conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse can tax your body. More than 45 million Americans struggle with a mental health problem, and many of them are women. Knowing more about mental illness, including the warning signs, can help keep your body – and mind – healthy.