Healthy Choices For Every Step Along A Woman's Journey

Breast Cancer Awareness

Early Detection: Do You Know The Facts?

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year.

If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.

The National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. A complete early detection plan also includes regular clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional. Monthly breast self-exams are suggested in addition.

Source: TheBreastCancerSite

How to Make Facial Masks that Help Acne

To make a natural facial mask that can help reduce the symptoms and effects of common acne, look no further than your kitchen cabinet. Read more

How to Lose Weight Slowly and Naturally

Crash diets don't work. Yes, you'll lose weight fast, but it'll come back even faster. Seriously, the last crash diet worked for a minute, didn't it? And then the pounds crept back on, one by one.

Crash diets are a temporary modification of our eating plans. They don't solve any of our long term problems of over-eating. So, what can we do to change that scenario?  Read more

How to Relieve Hot Flashes the Natural Way

If you're a woman over the age of 40 you're probably groaning and fanning yourself just thinking about how to get relief from your hot flashes. Here's some great tips for relieving the symptoms naturally. Read more

How to Avoid Attack and Fight Back

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There may come a time where you need to fight someone off who is attacking you. You may also feel unsafe going out to certain places on your own. Approximately 1 out of 10 women will be assaulted at some point in their lives. Most women do not have the time to take a self defense course. In other cases they may be afraid that it will in some way detract from their femininity. Either way, it is important that you know how to protect yourself in the event of an attack,
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How to Reduce the Risk of MRSA Superbug Infections

Infections caused by MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) are killing more people each year than AIDS, according to the Center for Disease Control. These “superbugs” are actually variants of the common staph bacteria mutated to become immune to over half of the antibiotics currently used to treat bacterial infections.Read more

How to Get Help with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder causes extreme mood swings from manic episodes of endless energy to extreme depression. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to managing the disorder and putting your life back in order. Here are a few tips and resources that may be of help to you or someone you know that has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Read more

How to Save on Healthcare Costs by Getting the Most From Your Doctor

How many times have you gone to a doctor's clinic and after the visit felt still in the dark about your medical problem?

  • Give respect and expect it for yourself.
  • Keep your own health records.
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