| Sep 7, 2010
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...
| Jun 29, 2010
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...
| Mar 26, 2010
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...
| Jun 18, 2010
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...
| Mar 19, 2010
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...
| Aug 20, 2010
Taking medication during pregnancy can be a difficult road to navigate. What's good for you isn't always good for your baby, and what's good for your baby isn't always good for you. Case in point: A new study suggests expectant mothers who continue to...
| Jul 27, 2010
Simple shortcuts that will help slim you down from "Look Better Naked!" by the editor of Women's Health:
1. Eat Dessert: A small amount can signal that the meal is over. A piece of high-quality chocolate is a good choice.
2. Get a Mustache: Consuming 1,...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 12:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- One of Dick Cheney's daughters says the hospitalized former vice president could go home on Monday after receiving medication to treat a fluid buildup related to his aggressive form of heart disease.
The 69-year-old, who has had five...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:28 AM
NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton has left the Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure, a close friend said Friday.
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe said on CBS' "The Early Show" that Clinton had...
| Feb 15, 2010
The facts are scary: Despite the progress made against heart disease in the past several decades, almost half the people who die suddenly from a heart attack or other cardiac problem have no prior symptoms. Even knowing someone's risk factors for heart...
| Dec 15, 2009
If you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn't a good idea. Carrying extra weight - especially belly fat = can be risky.
Michael Jensen, M.D., an endocrinology specialist at Mayo Clinic,...