Endometriosis Advocate Azmia Magane: 'Painful Periods Are Not. The. Norm.'

Women are more likely than men to have their symptoms dismissed or downplayed by medical professionals. When they get a diagnosis, they often face stigma and judgment. In light of this, WH created the “Owning It” package—which spotlights various women with complicated and often difficult-to-diagnose conditions who decided to take a stand for their health. Our hope is that their […]

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Can stress cause hair loss?

The short answer is yes, stress and hair loss can be related. Three types of hair loss that can be associated with high stress levels are: Telogen effluvium. In telogen effluvium (TEL-o-jun uh-FLOO-vee-um), significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing […]

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What Women Over 50 Should Know About Sitting and Heart Health

Sitting more during the day and for longer at a time is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. In a new study, researchers looked at the sitting behavior of 102 Hispanic women and 416 non-Hispanic women. Women’s cardiovascular symptoms also become more pronounced after menopause — although everyone’s risk for cardiovascular disease increases with age. […]

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Medtronic MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps recalled

(HealthDay)—More than 322,000 MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps have been recalled by Medtronic due to a defect that could cause them to malfunction and put users at risk for serious harm or death. The recalled devices lack or have a broken retainer ring that helps lock the insulin cartridge into place in the pump’s reservoir compartment. If the cartridge is […]

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More stroke awareness, better eating habits may help reduce stroke risk for young adult African-Americans

Young African American adults are experiencing higher rates of stroke compared to others due to high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, yet their perception of their stroke risk is low, according to preliminary research to be presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020—Feb. 18-21 in Los Angeles. The conference is a world premier […]

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