Women's Health - Common Diseases & Conditions

Susan Hayne

Susan was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes in her late 40's, but ironically, the diagnosis gave her the ability to enjoy and live life.

Cheryl Trent

Chronic body aches and pain can be torturous and debilitating. For some, there is only so much pain they can handle. However, for Cheryl Trent, pain was part of her life for over a decade. Here is how she was able to get her life back.

Carmen Sanchez

Asthma can be a livable condition or it can be deadly for some. Carmen's story is about striving to live with asthma even though it threatened her life.

Ilise Ratner

Ilise didn't give up her quest to found out which condition was causing her digestive discomforts. Thankfully, she turned her troubles into triumphs and is now a health coach to help others overcome their digestive problems.

Leola M. Hays

Leola, 78, lives in Montgomery, AL. She has suffered from arthritis for decades, but didn’t give up on finding ways to cope with and manage this painful condition. Read on to see how she continues to overcome against the pain in her joints.

Kyla Jones

Kyla Jones had never experienced any heart problems. Then suddenly, she suffered a near-fatal heart attack and had to undergo double-bypass surgery. See how she cheated death and was able to regain control of her health.

Can Asthma Affect Your Fertility?

Researchers in Denmark have found that women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant. Find out why this may occur.

Genes and Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Both breast and ovarian cancers are strongly linked to two specific genes. Learn more about what options are available for women with mutations in these genes.

The Truth About Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Learn how this tiny gland affects your metabolism, and whether it's really responsible for those extra pounds during middle age.

Someone's Gained Weight: What to Say (and Not Say)

If someone near to you has recently gained weight, you may feel it's your duty to say something, but consider this expert insight first.

7 Myths About Ticks

When it comes to these bugs, what's fact and what's fiction? Let us set the record straight.

Help for Hammertoes

Take steps to avoid (or relieve the pain from) this common foot problem.

Psoriasis Skin-Care Secrets

If you're among the 7.5 million Americans living with this skin condition, we've got tips to help you look and feel your best.

Be Smart About Sex (at Any Age)

Adults ages 50 and older are at an increased risk for STDs. Here's what you need to know to avoid catching or spreading serious diseases.

Air Pollution May Up Your Cardio Risk

Did you know your surroundings could increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke? Here's why.

The Mediterranean Diet and Melanoma

Going Mediterranean may offer protective benefits against skin cancer. That's on top of the other health benefits this easy-to-follow diet serves up.

The Buzz About Coffee Bean Extract and Weight Loss

New studies explore how coffee may help people lose weight and even reduce their risk of diabetes.

Is the Flu Different for Women and Men?

Due to evolutionary factors and hormones, one sex is more prone to a miserable bout of the flu.

When to Clean, When to Disinfect

Soap and water alone are fine for keeping dust bunnies away, but they won’t rid your home of germs. Here's how to tell when your home needs more than just a routine clean.

A Closer Look at Bronchitis

A nagging cough, low-grade fever, and pain or tightness in the chest may signal bronchitis. Here's how to tell for sure.

A Closer Look at Laryngitis

Here's why you may have lost your voice...and how to find it again.

Improve Your Memory By "Getting a Grip"

If it's sometimes hard to grasp words and facts that you used to have a handle on, it might be time to get a grip, literally.

Spina Bifida: Prevention Tips

The most common birth defect in the U.S., spina bifida can be permanently disabling. But it's also highly preventable. Here's what you need to know.

Skin Ulcers: Importance of Early Detection

Poor circulation can lead to painful and unsightly skin ulcers, most commonly found on the inside of the ankles. Here's how to detect a problem so treatment can begin.

Preeclampsia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Here's what you need to know about this pregnancy complication.

Young Women Get Breast Cancer, Too

Though most cases of breast cancer occur in women over 55, thousands under the age of 40 are diagnosed each year. Find out if you're at increased risk and what you can do to protect yourself.

Why Cancer Insurance May Not Pay Off

If you were diagnosed tomorrow, would you be prepared financially? If the answer is "no," you may be tempted to invest in cancer insurance. But read this first.

How Carcinogens Cause Cancer

Environmental factors account for about two-thirds of all cancer cases, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Here's what you need to know.

When Non-Smokers Get Emphysema

Even if you've never had a cigarette, there are other factors that can put you at risk for this chronic condition. Learn more.

Skin Cancer: Researching How It Spreads so It Can Be Stopped

Understanding how melanoma metastasizes will help scientists develop potential new treatment therapies.
 
 

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