Ten Easy Ways to Stretch Your Health Care Dollars

Making the most of your health care dollars can actually be easier than you think. Below are ten easy ways you can easily stretch your health care dollar and do your part to help keep overall health care costs down. Understand how your health plan works. Know the deductibles, co-payments, [Read More]

The Art of Breastfeeding

By Miffy Davis, RN, CLE Before examining the many reasons why breastfeeding is effective, I like to remind women of the simple beauty of the experience. It is an amazing thing to look down at your baby and know that your body is sustaining and giving life to a little [Read More]

Memory Problems at Menopause

If you’re one of the thousands of women who have begun feeling more forgetful as you approach menopause, you’re not alone. Many menopausal women often complain of “brain freeze” or the inability to retrieve certain information such as specific words or names when they need them. Some in the medical [Read More]

Genetic History Adds to Risk of Ovarian Cancer

By Audrey P. Garrett, MD, MPH One of the major risk factors for ovarian cancer is a family history of ovarian cancer. Women who have a mother, daughter or sister with ovarian cancer may be at increased risk, especially if their family risk is related to a genetic mutation in [Read More]

Kegels Help Treat Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can often be treated with Kegel (rhymes with bagel) exercises. These exercises help strengthen the muscles that control the bladder and can be done anywhere, any time, in just five minutes a day. Here’s how: Find the right muscles. Imagine that you’re sitting on a marble and want [Read More]

The “64 Ounces of Water” Myth

The importance of drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day is a widely known basic health tip. But according to Dr. Melissa Edwards, that advice is simply folklore, with no scientific evidence to back it up. Managing intake of fluids can help overcome incontinence. Dr. Edwards suggests that [Read More]

Urinary Incontinence: Common But Treatable

Some of life’s greatest pleasures – laughing, dancing, exercising – can cause fear and embarrassment in women with urinary incontinence. An estimated 12 million adults in the U.S. have urinary incontinence (UI), the involuntary leakage of urine. Women experience UI twice as often as men. Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause and [Read More]

Walking May Remedy Mental Effects of Menopause

Ivanhoe Newswire A brisk walking routine may be an effective, natural way for women to reduce an array of psychological symptoms associated with menopause. From 1996 through 1997, researchers from Temple University, lead by Deborah Nelson, Ph.D., collected a sample of 380 women with an average age of 42 living [Read More]

Cutting Fat May Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Ivanhoe Newswire If there weren’t already enough reasons to eat healthy, there may one more for women to add to their list. New research reveals a low fat diet may help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in post-menopausal women. Previous research revealed a healthy diet could reduce the risk [Read More]

Maintaining Healthy Weight During the Holidays

The holiday season, with its many bountiful meals and numerous social gatherings, offers many temptations for those watching their waists. Here are tips for eating smart during the holidays. Bring a healthy dish to share. This will ensure that there’s at least one healthy appetizer at the table. Good choices [Read More]