May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 3

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The Arthritis Foundation recommends that folks with arthritis eat a balanced, healthy diet that includes a variety of foods low in fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt. Studies indicate diet may change the way the immune system reacts in certain kinds of arthritis that involve inflammation. Eating foods high in unsaturated fatty acids, called Omega 3 fatty acids, can help lessen inflammation. Foods that contain these acids include cold water fish like cod, halibut and tuna. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 2

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Symptoms usually start in the hands or feet — but can affect almost any joint. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease — it causes the body to turn on itself by attacking healthy parts of the body. Nearly one-quarter of folks with rheumatoid arthritis develop rheumatic nodules — lumps under the skin caused by inflamed blood vessels — which can be surgically removed. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 1

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Arthritis is a pain.
It’s also aches, stiffness and inflamed joints. At least 26 million women of all ages have some type of arthritis — that’s nearly two-thirds of all Americans living with the disease. Right now, researchers are hard pressed to say why women are so hard hit by certain types of the more than 100 different — and sometimes life-threatening — types of arthritis. Some say genetics, others are considering environment and some are suggesting a link to the hormone estrogen. Read the entire post…

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Jan
25
2012

Welcome

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Pregnancy 101 is a great place to explore the world of female reproductive health and to learn about the potential pit-falls and opportunities on the road to conception. We will tell you all you need to know about getting pregnant. Read the entire post…

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Jan
11
2012

A fibroadenoma is a benign (noncancerous) growth. It is a painless, rubbery, movable mass. More than one of these may be present. Your doctor may recommend surgical removal if the fibroadenoma is larger than 3 centimeters, since tumors that size may not go away on their own.

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Jan
11
2012

Abnormalities

Lack of breast development — This may be due to a health problem; an endocrine (hormonal) problem; a rare condition called amastia or radiation therapy involving the chest.

Breast hypertrophy — Also known as excessive breast growth, this can cause back pain, breast pain, shoulder pain, poor posture, rashes under the breasts and psychological concerns. Breast reduction surgery is an option after breast growth is complete.

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Nov
28
2011

Women and Clinical Depression. Part 3

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One class of drugs currently used to treat clinical depression is called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They include Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Luvox and Paxil. “They all do basically the same thing but their side effects vary a bit. So we can really try to find a good fit for patients,” Guthrie said. Read the entire post…

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Nov
28
2011

Lots of factors can contribute to clinical depression. Generally, one or more of the following factors trigger it:
Biological — this typically means a brain-chemical imbalance.

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Nov
28
2011

Lorre Mendelson calls the years between age 11 and 24 her “dark years.” Sexually molested by her stepfather as a child, Mendelson realized at age 24 that she would never get to be the person she knew she could be unless she got help for her overwhelming depression and feelings of hopeless and worthlessness.

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Oct
20
2011

Toxic Tampons Yes and No…

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A distressing e-mail was making the rounds on the internet and we at Healthy Thoughts, bit on it. In our last issue we printed that e-mail at the urging of a few of our readers. The problem is that it is not quite accurate. Read the entire post…

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