Mammograms – When to Get Screened

For many years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended annual mammograms for women starting at age 40, but in October 2015, they issued new recommendations that were more in line with those of medical experts. They now recommend that women at average risk of breast cancer start mammography at age 45, that they undergo annual… Read more »

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and falls on the last Wednesday of each September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and… Read more »

Vitamin C for Ovarian Cancer

Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously combined with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. By evaluating the therapy in cells, animals, and humans, the researchers found that a combination of infused vitamin… Read more »

Healthy, Glowing Skin this Spring

Spring is here. Your skin is thirsty for fresh air and sunshine. But it’s also the beginning of sunburn season. To maintain healthy, glowing skin, follow these tips:  Moisturize – The warm weather makes not only you thirsty, but your skin as well. Moisturizing is key. If your skin is hydrated and healthy, it can… Read more »

Women’s Summer Weight Loss Tips

Swimsuit season is coming and you might want to shed a few pounds. But a crash diet isn’t the answer. You need to be smart about weight loss so that it lasts. Here are six healthy summer weight loss tips. You can thank us later. Change your coffee order – If your barista knows you… Read more »

Five Folate-Rich Foods

It is important to get adequate amounts of folic acid. According to a recent article from the New York Times, folic acid is one of the most, “luscious micronutrients” available and multiple studies suggest a lack of folic acid can lead to mental conditions such as depression and memory loss. Folic acid, also known as… Read more »

What is Folic Acid and Why Do You Need It?

What is folic acid? Folate occurs naturally in foods, while folic acid is the synthetic form of folate. Why do you need folic acid? Vitamin B9 is essential for human growth and development, encourages normal nerve and proper brain functioning, and may help reduce blood-levels of the amino acid homocysteine (elevated homocysteine levels have been implicated… Read more »

Cervical Cancer Fighting Foods

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect you from developing cervical cancer. How? Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Experts believe that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with their antioxidants, carotenoids, flavonoids, and folate can help the body fight HPV infection and prevent HPV infection… Read more »

Cervical Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cervical cancer affects roughly 12,700 women in the United States annually and kills nearly 4,300. There are two major risk factors for cervical cancer: Human papilloma virus (HPV) Smoking, especially in combination with HPV. Smoking weakens the tight junctions of surface cells and allows HPV to invade…. Read more »

Common Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells lining the cervix — the lower part of the uterus. These cells do not suddenly change into cancer. Instead, the normal cells of the cervix first slowly change into pre-cancer cells that can then turn into cancer. These changes may be called dysplasia…. Read more »