Women’s Health

FODMAP – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog – Health Education Article

  “Mindful eating is eating with intention while paying attention.” – Katie Konersman RD, CDE  If you are present in the digestive health community or simply into diets, you might have heard of something called the Low-FODMAP Diet. The diets abbreviation stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. The fancy names simply refer to a collection of food molecules that can be poorly absorbed in some people. The low-FODMAP diet has increasingly became acknowledged by the masses. Like all diets,…

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A Love of Community and Concern for Others – Q&A with Dr. Barrow – Health Article

Brian Barrow, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Transylvania Women’s Care in Brevard, grew up in the Florida panhandle, which would shape his love for community and concern for others. We sat down with Dr. Barrow and discussed his passion for medicine and helping others, as well as his thoughts on serving the Brevard community. What drew you to practice medicine in a more rural setting? “I grew up in a very small, rural town in the Florida panhandle. There was only…

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes – Health Article

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. [UPDATED at 2:55 p.m. ET] Happy Friday! I come bearing a medical ethical quandary for you to mull as you head into your weekend. Stumped mid-surgery, a renowned doctor turned to old anatomical drawings that had been created by Nazis (and are, to this day, considered unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and precision).…

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Measles: The forgotten killer – Harvard Health Blog – Health Article

As a medical student, the place I dreaded most was the ward at the children’s hospital where they kept the chronic ventilator patients. Unlike the other floors, where there was shouting and laughter and tears, and all the commotion and turbulence of youth, here it was dark and lifeless and eerie, with no sound except the hum of the ventilators, and the rattle of air being forced through plastic tubes. It was a place of failure and defeat, the desolate…

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Beer before wine? Wine before beer? – Harvard Health Blog – Health Education Article

Apparently, this is an important question for people hoping to avoid hangovers — at least, it was important enough that researchers have published a study about it. And we may now have an answer. Researchers enrolled 90 adults between the ages of 19 and 40, randomly assigning them to one of three groups: Group 1 drank beer until their breath alcohol level was at least .05%, then drank wine until it was at least .11%. That’s well over the limit…

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The Financial Benefits of Quitting Smoking – Health Education Article

It’s a habit that many of us want to be rid of, however, according to the latest NHS statistics, almost 15% of adults in the UK are still classified as smokers. It’s no doubt an incredibly tough habit to kick, and despite the various warnings about the negative affects it can have on our health, many people still find the allure of cigarettes too much to walk away from. There is, however, another major factor which could sway people to…

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Crushing the Taboos Around Women’s Intimate Wellbeing – Health Article

In collaboration with Canesten. Where women’s intimate wellbeing is concerned I think we are definitely seeing a shift.  A proportion of ladies are becoming more open about talking about any health problems and seeking help,  but there is still a long way to go to help those who feel embarrassed when issues or health concerns crop up. Sadly, there are still a lot of women who would prefer to suffer in silence instead of going to see their GP as…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog – Health Article

Never Enough: The Narcissist’s Insatiable Curse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how you felt during and after your interactions with them. Not all narcissists are alike. But the term does capture a specific set of traits that are similar in people who are cursed by this fragile, but seemingly bombastic personality disorder. A good working definition of this condition is found on Drugs.com. “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder…

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Ladies, cherish your heart | Health Beat – Health Article

Work with a care team to reduce your cardiovascular disease risks. (For Spectrum Health Beat) For many women, cardiovascular disease is personal because they have lost their mom or sister to a heart attack or stroke. They get how heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and that too many women are robbed of happy years with family and friends. They have experienced firsthand a loss that could have been prevented. Women’s heart disease is more common than…

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THE 5 DO’S AND DON’TS NEW MOMMIES SHOULD BE AWARE OF – Health Article

  If you are reading this, I’d be correct in assuming you are pregnant, planning to have a baby or you recently put to bed. You may be worried about caring for your baby and you need advice about what comes next. Firstly, big congratulations to you on a successful delivery, the hardest part is over and what you should do now is calm down, love and care for your new baby as the baby needs you now. Secondly, you…

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