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Women’s Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

2018-07-24T14:18:11+00:00

By Kara Mayer Robinson WebMD Feature Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein, MD Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It's not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role. Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet There's an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes. Eat more fruits and veggies. Choose whole grains. Try brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta. Choose lean proteins like poultry, fish, beans, and legumes. Cut down on processed foods, sugar, [...]

Women’s Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body 2018-07-24T14:18:11+00:00

Top 10 Health Tips for Women from WebMD

2016-08-19T11:51:41+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD wants you to know. Consider Dweck's tips and prescriptions for a lifetime of wellness.   1. Zap your stress. "The biggest issue I see in most of my patients is that they have too much on their plates and want to juggle it all. Stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression,anxiety, and heart disease. Find [...]

Top 10 Health Tips for Women from WebMD 2016-08-19T11:51:41+00:00

Women’s Health in the Spotlight this Women’s Month

2016-08-18T13:59:40+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Velisha Thompson of the City of Johannesburg writes: Higher rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease and other ailments in women are still a huge reality. This is despite the availability of more resources to help people understand their personal health and wellness needs. For the month of women, their health takes centre stage as I look at the two most common cancers in women – breast and cervical cancer. Breast cancer Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in breast tissues. Each breast has 15 [...]

Women’s Health in the Spotlight this Women’s Month 2016-08-18T13:59:40+00:00

Medical Tests Every Woman Needs to Be Healthy for Life

2016-08-11T12:47:17+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] You exercise, eat right and get plenty of sleep -— great! But if you're only going to the doctor's office when you think you have a cold or need a refill on your birth control, you're missing out on a huge area of preventative health. Having regular check-ups and routine screenings and tests can help you catch health problems and help you avoid a full-blown health crisis years down the road. So to help you take control of your health, here are the tests every woman should have done in her [...]

Medical Tests Every Woman Needs to Be Healthy for Life 2016-08-11T12:47:17+00:00

New Blood Test Can Predict Premature Births With 86% Accuracy

2016-07-25T10:16:43+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Just one simple blood test can locate the risk of premature births for some mothers, even if they do not show any other symptoms at 18 weeks of pregnancy. This was the conclusion of a team of scientists and experts from The University of Western Australia (UWA). Earlier scientists had developed some tests for women with early contractions, and the current blood test has based some of its findings on that test. It shows an accuracy of 86 percent in locating women who are at risk of early delivery. Most premature [...]

New Blood Test Can Predict Premature Births With 86% Accuracy 2016-07-25T10:16:43+00:00

South Africa Seeks Price Cut for Breast Cancer Drug

2016-05-24T08:11:45+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche said that talks with the Department of Health to widen access to its breast cancer drug trastuzumab, branded herceptin, were at an “advanced stage”. Roche holds the patent on herceptin, which costs about R500,000 for a year’s course in the private sector. Its high price means many medical schemes do not pay for it, or will pay only for a limited course. It is generally not available for public sector patients. Herceptin is used in conjunction with other therapies for a particularly aggressive form of the disease [...]

South Africa Seeks Price Cut for Breast Cancer Drug 2016-05-24T08:11:45+00:00