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How Walnuts Could Affect Weight Loss
Looking to lose weight? You may want to try going a little nuts.
Vitamin D in Moms-to-Be: The Effect on Kids' Asthma
Could the vitamin D in mom's diet during pregnancy affect her children's future health? Regarding asthma, that question might have been answered.
This Vitamin May Save Older Women from Falls
Could a single vitamin help keep postmenopausal women on their feet?
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
The More Exercise, The Better For Older Women
For most people, slimming down can lower the risk for many conditions. But, for postmenopausal women, maintaining a healthy weight may be especially important.
For Older Women, Healthy Habits Pay Off
For older adults, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can be important. For muscle mass loss, it may be crucial.
Exercise: It May Not Stop Falls, but It Could Still Help
When it comes to falls and fractures, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. While supplements may improve older people's health, exercise remains the best way to boost strength and mobility and help prevent serious falls.
Slimming Down Your Cancer Risk
Having a healthy weight is a well-known way to help maintain good heart health, but new evidence suggests that, in women, staying slim could cut cancer risk.
Ovarian Problem May Have Other Health Effects
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility have been well-known dance partners for many years. Now new evidence suggests that PCOS is also dancing with a lot of other chronic health issues.
Fracture Was Hard to Predict in Some Postmenopausal Women
Screening tools can help doctors predict which postmenopausal women may have a broken bone due to osteoporosis in the next few years. But those tools may not accurately predict fracture risk in younger postmenopausal women.