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Heart Disease

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  • Cholesterol facts for women

    Cholesterol facts for women
    The female sex hormone estrogen tends to raise HDL cholesterol, and as a rule, women have higher HDL (good) cholesterol levels than men do. Estrogen production is highest during the childbearing years. This may help explain why premenopausal women are...
  • Track Your Goals Bead By Pretty Bead

    Track Your Goals Bead By Pretty Bead
    If you have a fitness or health goal, you are likely counting something - reps, whole-grain servings, glasses of water, workout sessions per week, calories. That's the epiphany that came to Oakland University graduate Chelsea Charles Gossett seven...
  • Women Closing Gender Gap

    Women Closing Gender Gap
    Middle-age men still have higher rates of heart attacks and heart disease than middle-age women, but those gender differences appear to be narrowing, a study finds. The findings follow earlier research, published in 2007, establishing that stroke...
  • Top 10 women's health threats

    Top 10 women's health threats
    Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented - if you know the facts and measures to take to prevent illnesses. Take a look at this top 10 list of women's health threats compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease...
  • A Measure of Risk

    A Measure of Risk
    The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's Brentwood, Mo., office: big round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of his patients' bodies. That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University...
  • Menopausal? Try bioidentical drugs

    Menopausal? Try bioidentical drugs
    When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package. At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...
  • Soy Offers Natural Estrogens

    Soy Offers Natural Estrogens
    If you're like many women, you may be reluctant to take hormones during the menopausal years because past studies seemed to recommend against it. However, a more recent assessment of the data from the Women's Health Initiative was more favorable: It...
  • These Myths Can be Harmful to Your Health

    These Myths Can be Harmful to Your Health
    By now you're savvy enough to raise an eyebrow at a suspicious health "fact" when you hear one. Tampons contain asbestos? Drinking lemonade will make you lose 10 pounds in five days? You're just not buying it. Unfortunately, some misinformation is only...
  • Heart Rate Formula High for Some Women

    Heart Rate Formula High for Some Women
    Cardiologists and athletes often monitor heartbeats as a way to gauge health or fitness. But the most popular formula used to calculate maximum heart rate is inaccurate for women because it's based on data from men, according to a study published Monday...
  • 'That time of the month' might play cholesterol role

    'That time of the month' might play cholesterol role
    Women who have their cholesterol checked only to be taken aback at an oddly high level of HDL or LDL might want to check the calendar. Was the appointment at the latter end of the menstrual cycle? The beginning? Their estrogen level at the time might be a...
  • Small changes now, big rewards later

    Small changes now, big rewards later
    A new report from Harvard Medical School says middle-aged and older women need to worry about particular health concerns - osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and microvascular disease, a type of heart disease more common in women. The report,...