Women’s Health

2018 Oct 11

Mammogram Comfort Tips

2023-12-12T09:55:31-06:00October 11, 2018|Women's Health|

Want to make your next mammogram a bit more comfortable — and convenient? These tips can help. • Hold off on caffeine. Caffeine has a tendency to make a woman’s breasts tender, potentially making the mammogram more uncomfortable. Avoid drinking coffee and tea, unless it’s decaffeinated, for a week prior to a mammogram. Other items containing caffeine include soft drinks, chocolate [...]

2018 Jun 28

How to Tell if Your Headache is a Migraine

2023-12-12T09:55:33-06:00June 28, 2018|Women's Health|

Compared with a migraine, a tension-type headache is generally less severe and is rarely disabling. While the pain level for both can be mild to moderate, in the case of a migraine, it can sometimes be severe and even debilitating. Migraine headaches can sometimes cause nausea and vomiting, which are generally not associated with a regular headache. And while a [...]

2017 May 3

Aging Women: Ways to Stay Healthier

2023-12-12T09:55:43-06:00May 3, 2017|Women's Health|

Like a surprise visit from your least favorite relative, aging can bring more than you’d bargained for: a few more wrinkles, a little less stamina, floppy arms, baggy kneecaps…. Sound familiar? Worse, though, are the big health changes that may accompany aging. Many of these you can’t even see. Here are some tips to point you in a healthier direction. [...]

2016 Jun 8

Migraines: Not Your Usual Headache

2023-12-12T09:55:57-06:00June 8, 2016|Lifestyle, Men's Health, Women's Health|

The pain of a migraine is often described as an intense throbbing pain in one area of the head. Additional symptoms can include nausea and/or vomiting and sensitivity to both light and sound. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men and affects more than 10% of people worldwide. There is no absolute cure, but there are two ways to approach the treatment [...]

2016 Apr 12

7 Screening Tests for Women

2023-12-12T09:55:59-06:00April 12, 2016|Cancer, Heart Health, Lifestyle, Women's Health|

May is the month when many women celebrate Mother’s Day. Maybe breakfast in bed, homemade cards, extra hugs….? It’s pretty wonderful to feel so cared for. But how well do you take care of yourself—whether or not you’re a mother?             One big piece of self-care involves regular screening tests, which can prevent many health problems—or help you nip them in [...]

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