Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
When you're struggling to lose weight, it may seem like shedding that magic number of pounds is a guaranteed ticket to happiness. While it's true that getting fit and embracing a healthier lifestyle has a myriad of benefits—a spike in c... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
Hey there. I'm having trouble with food. My body rejects a lot, all meats, so I have stopped eating it. Any suggestions on how to get all the protein, vitamins and all that (without soy)? Thanks... Read more
Q: Why can a woman without a uterus take estrogen alone?A: A woman with a uterus needs progestin because estrogen alone increases the risk of uterine cancer. If a woman has had a hysterectomy, she has no need for progestin.Q: What should doctors... Read more
Age-related drops in sex hormone levels sometimes cause undesirable symptoms. But is hormone therapy safe for the heart?A decline in sex hormones is a natural part of growing older. Still, it's only natural to want to feel robust, mentally sharp, a... Read more
I'm someone who needs a lot of sleep. I've never been able to get by on 6 or 7 hours a night (unless it's by necessity when my kids were newborns.) I've found that during those periods where I am consistently not getting enough shut-eye, I tend to... Read more
Let's face it: Dieting can be stressful. Especially when you begin to change your eating habits, there are lots of things to think about. It can be hard to count calories, track food, read labels, and do it all with a "lifestyle change" instead of... Read more
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