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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.
Beyond Bone Health: The Power of Vitamin D
Friday, February 01, 2013
A simple glass of milk can do a lot for your health. Thanks to the “Got Milk” campaign, many women know that it packs a healthy punch of calcium and vitamin D – two nutrients critical for strong bones. But did you know vitamin D may be beneficial beyond bone health? Ongoing research suggests it may have some truly potent powers.
Respiratory Symptoms Wax and Wane with Period
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
You’re likely familiar with the changes your body goes through each menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels rise as your body prepares for ovulation. Then they fall before your period. This flux in hormones can trigger fatigue, breast tenderness, and other symptoms. A new study suggests these hormonal changes may also affect breathing problems like coughing or shortness of breath. The findings may be especially helpful for women with asthma.