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There are chemicals lurking in more products and foods than you may realize, and while some may be harmless, others could be wreaking havoc on your reproductive system, neurological system, immune system, and more.
Although 4 in 5 women who suffer from heart attacks are over 40, you shouldn’t assume you’re having one just because you're experiencing some of the symptoms. The good news is, you may just be having a panic attack! PS: Here’s the part where we tell you to consult a professional regardless, seriously.
Your body has been through trauma after a miscarriage and will need time and additional care to heal. Parsley Health physician Jaclyn Tolentino, DO and health coach Kelly Johnston, RD, weigh in on how to cope physically and emotionally.
You may not be able to see it happening, but inflammation is the body’s interior defense mechanism toward anything going wrong, like illness or injury—it occurs with anything from a bruised elbow to an aggravated gut barrier. The catch? Inflammation can be both good and bad.
You probably aren't talking about your tampon preferences as openly as say, your favorite clean skin-care brand. After all, the question "Does anyone have a tampon?" is literally still whispered by most women in mixed company. But considering tampons literally go inside your body every month, it's about time the conversation around the available options—and their potential health impact—gets a little louder.
Ovarian cancer affects around 22,500 American women each year, according to the American Cancer Society. When it comes to prevention, gynecologic cancers, in general, are difficult to target. These cancers are not necessarily caused by poor health habits such as smoking or excessive drinking, and it’s unclear whether making lifestyle changes can alter a potential diagnosis because your genetic history and environmental variables factor in strongly, as well.
Everyone has their own associations with tequila (maybe it takes you back to an unforgettable spring break trip), but more often than not, people tend to use it in the same sentence as shots and regret. Tequila Cazadores Master Tequilier Tania Oseguera, a native to Guadalajara, Mexico, is here to debunk all myths about it and celebrate this authentic piece of Mexican culture.
Thanks to the efforts of doctors and researchers, breast cancer treatment continues to stress more awareness and earlier detection. And recently, the FDA has proposed new regulations under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), with the main change requiring that providers give patients further information on the results of their test — specifically if their mammogram indicates breast tissue density. We consulted breast health experts in order to break down what this means for you.
It’s easy to see why dating apps have quickly become the preferred mode of meeting new people for a certain generation. Finding dates from your couch? Seriously, it’s the best. And yes, they do work. Just ask these seven couples, who each found the love of their lives on Bumble. Here, they’re sharing their personal meet cutes, from match to marriage and beyond.
Plum Pretty Sugar is a go-to brand for brides to outfit their bridesmaid squad with dainty, chic floral robes, pajamas, and gowns on their special day. But there’s more of a story behind its creation: Founder and CEO Charlotte Hale officially created the brand after emerging from a period of difficulty, turning it into a full-time gig after originally starting it as a side hustle to her beauty product business.
When most of us hear the word “detox,” we immediately think of “cleansing” our digestive systems with bottles and bottles of green juice, skipping solid food to meet some health goal. However, cleansing in the way that detox company Amaveda recommends is much more nuanced. Focusing on nutrition, brain health, and mindfulness rather than deprivation, their Ayurvedic-inspired programs and retreats nourish retreat-goers for one week straight.
Making doctors’ appointments, usually months in advance, and lining them up with work, family, and other commitments is one of our least favorite pastimes. But what if virtually all your medical care could be accessed right in the same office (that’s right — annual flu shots, well visits, gynecological exams, IUD insertion, and even acupuncture)? That’d be super convenient, of course, but it would also have a positive impact on your body.
Gratitude may be something we devote time to around the Thanksgiving table every fall — but beyond that, how often do we acknowledge the things in our life that have blessed us, helped us grow, and perhaps even challenged us in ways we didn’t think were possible? Mindfully expressing gratitude can be a meaningful addition to your self-care routine that’s just as essential as a physical exam, a healthy way to mentally check in and put your life in perspective.