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      Revelations from the Women’s Health Initiative

      By Dr. Mercola Dr. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller is a professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. She’s also the principal investigator of the Women’s Health Initiative1 (WHI), which is one of the largest studies ever to examine an array of women’s health issues....
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      Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Top Tips for Women’s Breast Health

      Click HERE to view the entire interviewBy Dr. Mercola Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the age of 40-55, and the high prevalence has spawned a very lucrative industry; from mammography and other dangerous or invasive testing methods, to “preventive” double mastectomies and cancer...
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      Make Women’s Health a Priority for New Health Exchanges

      Women’s issues play a major role in the health of the nation and should be a key consideration for policymakers as they design and set up the new insurance exchanges, according to a report co-authored by policy experts at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services...
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      Violence Against Women Harms Children’s Health

      Kids sicker and grow less Violence against women in a family also has serious consequences for the children’s growth, health, and survival. Kajsa Åsling Monemi from Uppsala University has studied women and their children in Bangladesh and Nicaragua and shows, among other things, that children whose mothers are exposed to...
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      No Surprise: Healthy Diet Good for Women

      If you did not already know it, a healthy diet is better for you than a not so healthy one, says this study. A new study reported by HealthDay news finds that a diet ow in saturated fats and sugar and high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains translates into...
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      Thank You for Helping Protecting Women’s Health Care Coverage

      Pat yourself on the back. You helped s protect women’s health rights. Because you and others spoke out, the Senate defeated the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2005 (HIMMA, S. 1955) for now. Natural Medicine joined other groups in a call to action to stop Senate Bill...
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      National Women’s Health Week

      Plan now to join the 2006 National Women’s Health Week Celebration, May 14-20. Whether you are an individual, a health care provider, a business leader, a community organization, a governor, mayor, or tribal leader, there is something you can do to participate in National Women’s Health Week. Kick off the...
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      20 Health Benefits of Thyme Oil

      By Dr. Mercola Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. One such oil is thyme oil, which is derived from steam distillation of fresh thyme flowers and leaves. Thyme, a member of the mint family, has...
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      Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on Their Bodies Daily

      By Dr. Mercola Almost 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, they doesn’t often exercise it… Further, cosmetics can come...
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      Study: Pregnant Women Aren't Getting Enough Omega-3

      By Dr. Mercola Omega-3 fats are known as essential fatty acids because the only way you can get them is via your diet. In pregnant women, consuming enough omega-3 fats is especially important, as they’re important for the baby’s visual and cognitive development. In the US, most Americans’ diets are...
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      Multivitamins Found to Be Linked to Heart Health

      By Dr. Mercola About one-third of Americans take multivitamin and mineral supplements, and this rises to more than 40 percent among older Americans.1 Despite their popularity, there’s been quite a bit of debate about whether or not they’re truly useful. In 2013, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health...
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      Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could Be Harming Your Health

      By Dr. Mercola Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys.1 If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame. If you’ve recently had...