Affordable Care Act Benefits Women: Here’s How

Michael Cahill, contributor, editor of the Vista Health Solutions Blog
November 12, 2013

It is a sad reality that women, over half of the population of the United States, are regularly denied health insurance because of pregnancy or preexisting conditions such as breast cancer. On top of that, women have historically been subject to higher health insurance premiums than men simply because... Read more »

Put on Your Sneakers and a Better Self-Image

By Alexandra Abed, Staff Writer
November 3, 2013

  Everyone knows regular exercise is immensely beneficial. It makes your bones stronger, your muscles more defined and your blood pressure lower.  But a recent study published in Journal of Health Psychology in January of 2013 suggests that exercise can have another amazing effect: the ability... Read more »

Understanding the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Alexandra Abed, Health Columnist
September 1, 2013

Amidst all the sad and anxiety-producing news we hear about cancer, there occasionally appears a glimmer of hope. Such a glimmer came in the form of a study published in June by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which found that in recent years the infection rate of the human papillomavirus... Read more »

Sleep On It: The Importance of Adequate Rest

Health August 2013 from WomanScopeNewsMagazine.Com

Alexandra Abed, Staff Writer
August 2, 2013

With summer in full swing, getting enough sleep is probably not at the top of your to-do list. The hot weather can make sunny days full of beach trips and late nights on the town seem more enticing and it can be easy to let an hour or two of sleep slip away. But skimping on shut-eye can have effects... Read more »

HEALTH: Decoding BRCA Gene Testing, By Alexandra Abed, Staff Writer

July 5, 2013

Until quite recently, the prospect of scanning an individual’s genes to check for a predisposition to disease was one that seemed shrouded in mystery. However, recent news of Angelina Jolie’s genetic testing for mutations that predispose her to breast and ovarian cancer, and her subsequent... Read more »

(FITNESS) Stop Crunching to Get a Six-Pack By Joy Victoria, Staff Writer

By Joy Victoria
June 8, 2013

 Flat strong abs seem to be the trademark of a “fit” person. Flat, strong abs are the billboard for what we currently think of as “oh she is in shape” or “you are so fit”. Our focus on getting this area of our body to look the way we want, has many of us grasping... Read more »

Want More Willpower? Try This !

By Joy Victoria, Staff Writer
April 12, 2013

  When it comes to getting our exercise in and eating right, our willpower often gets blamed for its lackluster performance. One day it’s here and the next day it’s gone. Some days our attempts at sticking to the good habits we want seem to go smoothly and beautifully and other days everything... Read more »

February 5, 2013

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women. Each year over 8.6 million women globally die of heart disease and stroke. This... Read more »

An AIDS-Free Generation is in Sight

Carrie Madermo, Staff Writer
January 17, 2013

An AIDS-Free Generation is in Sight By Carrie Madermo  On December 1, 2012, in honor of World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that an “AIDS-free generation” is in sight. But how is that possible?  The current administration has a three point plan, and women are at the center of it. First, an... Read more »

Immune Boosters and Myths

Sarah Woods, Staff Writer
January 16, 2013

Immune Boosters and Myths By Sarah Woods A Google search for “Immune System Boosters” brings results for hundreds of herbal and natural supplements that claim to help strengthen the immune system.  Unfortunately many of these supplements do not work, or rely on the placebo effect.Despite the hopeful... Read more »

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