Health News

Clean it Up Ladies, Lose the Dental Plaque
Dental hygeine becomes increasingly important as one ages. The current standard of two dental appointments a year may not be adequate for postmenopausal women's dental needs.  A recent study explains the health consequences of sub-par teeth cleaning in postmenopausal women.
Pregnancy Nutrition Report
Sometimes pregnant women go overboard with weight gain because they believe they're eating for two. A new study shows that the extra weight gain may have a direct impact on the baby's future health.
Don't Give Up On Apples
In the Garden of Eden, the forbidden fruit gave Eve knowledge of good and evil. Now, it appears that eating apples is all good for menopausal and postmenopausal women.
Protecting Your Bones May Hurt Your Heart
Postmenopausal women often take calcium and vitamin D in order to keep their bones healthy. However, calcium and vitamin D can also be bad for a woman's heart, according to a new study.
Menopause's Mixed Signals
Some women's first signs of menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. While miserable to endure, they may be an early indication of a lowered risk of heart disease. A recent study reassures women that the early onset of these symptoms may actually be a good thing.  But, this research also highlights health concerns for women who get these symptoms late in their menopausal experience. Hot flashes and night sweats in early menopause––gifts in disguise. JoAnn Manson of Brigham and Women's Hospital commented that these symptoms in the early days of menopause do not indicate that a ...
Boning Up for Menopause Helps Colons
Women trying to treat their menopause symptoms with hormone replacement therapy drugs have heard for years of the potentially terrible side effects they can cause. However, some medications not only treat one ailment, but might even prevent another.
Hot Flash: What Is A Girl To Do?
Hot flashes or power surges are bothersome and sometimes embarrassing no matter which name you call them by. Flushed skin, rivers of perspiration, and increased heat (not only in the kitchen) are menopausal symptoms that disrupt many women’s lives. And while hormone replacement therapy is not safe for all women, there is hope on the horizon in the form of antidepressants. Antidepressants reduce hot flashes in 50% of women. Ellen Freeman, a research professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, reports that hormon...
The Case Against Menopausal Flashing
Many women approaching the change of life are familiar with racing hearts, rivers of perspiration and heat flushed faces-just some of the more unpleasant symptoms of menopause.  While hormone replacement therapy may carry too many risks for most women, there is help on the horizon from anti-depressants.
Have MS? Have a Baby
In the past, women with multiple sclerosis (MS) were told not to get pregnant because of fears that their disease would get worse. However, a new study shows that women with MS do not have to worry about getting pregnant.
Another Trick for Nitroglycerin
Brittle bones make for an uneasy existence for many older women. A slip on a curb, or a bump on the shin from a grandchild’s tricycle, could lead to a far more serious injury than a little black and blue spot and some muscle soreness.