Importance of Sleep for Women

Importance of Sleep for Women

Do you get enough sleep? One of the biggest complaints doctors hear from female patients is they don’t; they’re under stress; they’re under pressure and addition to that, they have the pressures of their spouse. All of these things come together to make it difficult to sleep and to get that quality time. It is essential if you’re going to be healthy, that you get the sleep you need and the rest you need. If you can do that, you have an opportunity to fight the day’s battles and not feel weakened by them. Sleep is a key tool, a key weapon in your overall health.

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Do You Bruise Easily?

Do You Bruise Easily?

If you’re someone who suffers from easy bruising, you want to get it checked out. Easy bruising could be a sign that there is a problem, and the problem which we’re talking about is one which could be either the liver or the blood clotting mechanisms in the body. If that’s the case, this is something that you don’t want to ignore. It’s really something that needs to be aggressively managed. If it has to be aggressively managed, you know what that means. It means getting to the doctor’s office and trying to find out from your physician what’s best for you?

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Weight Linked to Age of First Heart Attack in Women

Weight Linked to Age of First Heart Attack in Women

A study of nearly 1,000 heart attack patients focused on women finds that the heavier the patients were, the younger they were when they suffered their first heart attack. Compared to normal weight patients, those in the overweight category were 3.5 years younger when they suffered their heart attacks. Those in the obese category were 6.8 years younger, and those in the very obese category were 9.4 years younger. Those who were morbidly obese were twelve years younger at the time of their first heart attacks. Research suggests that weight clearly is a factor.

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Protecting Your Skin Is Essential

Protecting Your Skin Is Essential

What is the largest organ of the body? The largest organ in the body is the skin, and skin cancer may just be the fastest growing form of cancer. That’s why sunscreen is so important. It’s one of the most effective ways to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, but only if applied properly. There are key points you need to know. Even if the day is mostly overcast, the sun’s harmful rays can still be harmful. You should know these things and you should use it liberally.

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Worrying Can Affect Health

Worrying Can Affect Health

Let’s face it. Most of us spend far too much of our time worrying. We worry about our families, our money, our future. We even worry about how much we worry. Numerous studies have shown too much worry is not good for us. The stress of worry can increase our blood pressure, the risk of heart disease, even cancer. But a study, from the Trust for America’s Health says we could be hurting our health by worrying about our health. According to the research, 37% of people worried about cancer as their top health concern, 14% heart disease, 13% obesity, 11% chemical terrorism. Certainly, worry is appropriate in doses, and it could be good for us in some respect. It can help prevent problems and anticipate problems down the line, but let’s face it, you don’t want to overdo it.

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