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Why Pregnancy Protects Against Breast Cancer
Motherhood may be one of the greatest blessings for many women. First, a woman receives the precious gift of a child. Then, she also is protected from breast cancer throughout her life.
Girls' Bones Feel Stressed
Athletes are often driven to the point of overworking their bodies, leading to muscle strains, joint damage, and stress fractures. Girls involved in certain sports face an increased risk of stress fractures.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The  wonderful children's book  teaching cause and effect,  If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, just giving a mouse a cookie sets off a fun chain of events: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. ....." Another chain of events seems to take place when a female baby is in a compromised  uterus.  Two things, not necessarily in this order, take place: Asthma and early onset of her menstrual cycle. Metabolism and hormones appear to have an impact on the respiratory system   The chain ...
Weighting Out Your Option
After a breast cancer diagnosis, survivors should increase their recovery chances by keeping their weight in check. While most women do not gain a great deal of weight after a breast cancer diagnosis, the ones that do are increasing their risk for a reoccurence.
Menopause Coping System
How we tolerate our hot flashes and mood swings during our midlife change often depends on how we have approached the challenges presented to us throughout other times in our life.
Wherever Thou Goest, Menopause Will Go
Whales have often held the fascination of many people, and women may have more in common with these magnificent creatures that cruise our oceans than we originally thought, particularly women in menopause.
As If Things Weren’t Bad Enough
Menopause is a difficult transistion for many women, but new research indicates that exposure to man-made chemicals may hurry up the process. 
Pregnant Pause
When menopause happens, lots of significant things happen to your body. A biggie is an inability to conceive, which may impact a woman's decision about how much time she has left to start a family.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
How does the modern woman assess her body image? Apparently, it’s not just by looking in the mirror. Women of all ages base body image largely on how important their social group and family perceive them.
Losing Balance After Breast Cancer
Survivors of breast cancer may find it hard to stand strong as a result of the therapies they endured while fighting the cancer, according to new research.