We often think the age we got our periods is just a product of genetics and either luck or misfortune. Maybe you were an early bloomer and embarrassed because you were the first in your class to have to wear a maxi pad to gym class. Perhaps you didn't start menstruating until you were well into high school and had to deal with that embarrassment. But the reality is that the age we got our periods has more to do with our future health than we think. A new study shows our risk of developing heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure is linked to the age we started our first menstrual cycles.Read Full Story
It's inevitable. You can't hide; they will find you. If it hasn't happened already, in the near future someone will ask you to dump a bucket of ice water over your head. But is this really the best way to save lives?Read Full Story
Is your fridge stocked with low-fat or “zero-fat” foods — yogurt, ice cream or skim milk? Do reduced-fat treats — cookies, crackers, chips or granola — line your pantry? Will you only eat egg white omelets? Are you the guest always requesting grilled vegetables or a veggie burger at a barbecue?Read Full Story
Heart disease comes in many forms, ranging from coronary artery disease to a heart attack. While it is more common for the illness to present itself in full force later in life, there are things you can be doing now to protect your heart in the future.Read Full Story
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