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Become a Health Detective

With these helpful hints, you can be your own health detective to make sense of symptoms and determine whether you need professional medical help or a home remedy. Learn to become a health detective with these simple guidelines.

Can't Talk to Mom? Try Email!

If you find it hard to communicate face to face with your mother or daughter, try using email to break down old communications barriers. Learn how emailing can be an effective form of communication.

Fast Facts About AIDS and Women

The percentage of AIDS cases among American females has more than tripled since 1985. Learn fast facts about AIDS and women with these tidbits of information.

Fibroid Treatment Options

Fibroids are not always completely cured, and even with treatment they may come back within a few months. However, there are treatments available to reduce the symptoms and severity of the condition.

Fibromyalgia: Pain Syndrome Strikes Mostly Women

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious syndrome that causes pain, fatigue and other maladies that strikes mostly women. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of fibromyalgia.

Health Issues for Women Ages 14 to 25

After emerging from puberty, teenagers and young women should take charge of their health needs. Be on the look out for red flags like these health issues for women 14-25, and establish good health habits for a lifetime.

Health Issues for Women Ages 25 to 40

Women 25 to 40 should invest some time in their health to ensure that they feel and look great. Learn about health issues for women ages 25 to 40 so you can take charge of your health.

Health Issues for Women Ages 40 to 55

For many women ages 40 to 55, hormonal changes can make midlife less than 'prime time.' Learn about menopause and other health issues for women ages 40 to 55.

Health Issues for Women Ages 55 And Older

Women face unique health issues beginning at age 50 and throughout the rest of their lives. Learn about health issues for women ages 50 and older.

Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises are the first line of treatment for urinary stress incontinence. Learn how to perform Kegel exercises to strengthen urinary muscles.

Kvetching for Better Health

Kvetching, Yiddish for complaining, may be more helpful than we thought. Find out how kvetching could be good for your health and learn how to complain and feel good about it.

Our Mothers, Ourselves: Mother-Daughter Relationships

Mother-daughter bonding can start at an early age. Learn how mother-daughter relationships form and how you can improve yours.

Movies for You and Mom

Sharing books and movies give mothers and daughters a great opportunity to bond. Get suggestions for great mother-daughter books and movies to help you improve your relationship.

Questions to Ask About Hysterectomy and Fibroids

If you suffer with fibroids, here are the questions you should ask yourself before deciding on your course of treatment. Learn what questions to ask about hysterectomy and fibroids.

Questions to Ask About Women's General Health

Every woman needs to be aware of how to care for her body and prevent health issues. Learn what questions to ask about women's general health so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

Screening Guidelines for Women of All Ages

Periodic health screenings can help you and your health care professional identify health problems early, when treatment may be most successful. Learn about screening guidelines for women of all ages.

Self-Discovery Through Journaling

Keeping a journal is a great way to explore your deepest thoughts and feeling. Learn about self-discovery through journaling.

Shopping As Therapy: Good Health Comes In Small Packages

It's not just an unhealthy pastime -- shopping can double as therapy. Learn what research shows about shopping as a therapeutic activity.

Women and Smoking: Health Facts and Consequences

Smoking-related diseases kill more than 140,000 some American women annually. Learn about health facts and the consequences of smoking to help motivate you to quit.

Solutions for Seven Symptoms of Perimenopause

There are effective 'do-it-yourself' alternatives to conventional-hormone formulations for easing the physical and emotional symptoms of perimenopause. Learn solutions for seven symptoms of perimenopause.

Testosterone: A Major Breakthrough for Menopausal Women

Testosterone is the most celebrated, feared and misunderstood of all hormones. Learn about major scientific breakthroughs in researching the uses and functions of testosterone.

Calcium: The "Miracle" Mineral

New evidence points to the elevated role of calcium in preventing disease. Learn how calcium can benefit health and find out whether you're getting enough of this miracle mineral in your daily diet.

Women and Pain: What a Pain!

Women experience pain in ways that no man can. Learn how women are affected by pain and find out what methods of treatment are most effective.

Women and the Risk of HIV

Many women do not know that they are at risk for HIV and AIDS, but AIDS is the leading cause of death in African American women. Learn about women and the risk of HIV.

Women: Know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Learn about the risk factors for heart disease and learn how to detect heart disease.