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Coronary Artery Disease in Young Women
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Coronary Artery Disease in Young Women

The onset of occurrence of heart disease in women is usually significantly later than in men due to the vascular protective effect of estrogen which helps to delay the formation of atheroslerosis. In fact, however, coronary artery disease has come to be recognized as an increasingly important killer of woman both peri and postmenopausally, but...

Bellows Breath Exercises
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Bellows Breath Exercises

Before you reach for that third cup of coffee or sugary energy drink: try a stimulating breathing exercise to increase your energy level and make you more alert and focused. This exercise called the Bellows Breath is noisy, so defining the right space in which to practice is important. 1- Keeping your mouth relaxed and...

Women And Heart Disease
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Women And Heart Disease

It is increasingly realized that heart disease is more than just a male disease. One in 9 women between 45-65 years of age has some form of cardiovascular disease, ranging from coronary artery disease to hypertensive heart disease to hypertensive vascular disease to renovascular disease, etc. By 65 years of age a woman has a...

Benefits of Vitamin D
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Benefits of Vitamin D

There is no doubt that 2014 was set to go down as one of our more difficult winters. With the frigid temperatures, restriction of outdoor activity and consequent decreased exposure to sunlight, the debate about Vitamin D and how to maintain healthy levels of it in our system has intensified. While overt vitamin D deficiency,...

Calcium Consumption In Supplement Form May Be Associated With Increased Cardiac
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Calcium Consumption In Supplement Form May Be Associated With Increased Cardiac

For several decades women have been advised that routine calcium supplementation of up to 1500mg daily is essential for bone health. Several recent studies, however, suggest a strong association between exogenous calcium supplementation and risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and overall morbidity and mortality secondary to cardiovascular disease. One study published in the...

Winter Skin Care
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Winter Skin Care

It is winter. Cold winds, temperatures often below freezing and the air in our apartments often dry. This combination of cold, wet weather coupled with the dry air from our heaters at home can wreak havoc on our skin leaving it dry, flakey, itchy or sometimes red and blotchy. The American Academy of Dermatology (ADA)...