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  The thyroid gland is located at the front of your neck, and secretes hormones that control many functions in your body, like how it uses energy, consumes oxygen and produces heat. Thyroid glands hold so much responsibility in your body that it’s no surprise that a thyroid disorder can have significant effects on your health. A thyroid disorder occurs...

Unfortunately, all women face the risk of developing heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in both men and women, and one in four deaths are caused by heart disease (via CDC). Age and hereditary cannot be changed. However, there are definitely some major preventable factors that foster this fatal disease. SheKnows collected seven of these top risk factors...

  Are you starting to wonder when you’ll go through menopause? Do you think you could already be going through it, but aren’t sure? Check out the signs and symptoms of menopause so you know what to expect and how to make sure you’re staying healthy. Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when her body naturally stops having menstrual periods as a result...

Many women have parts of their body that they would rather keep under lock and key than expose, wearing body shaping garments to keep everything tight beneath their clothing. Body shaping garments are great for achieving that hourglass figure, but wearing them every day can lead to long-term health complications. Read on to discover how you could be harming yourself...

America’s obesity rate has risen to epidemic levels over the past few years, and similarly artificially sweetened sodas have become a popular alternative to sugary sodas. The Huffington Post reports that with artificial sweeteners lurking everywhere, you need to be aware of how they effect you. Photo Credit: Biz Week Popularity Considerable research has found...

  So, it’s that dreaded time of year again — time for your annual gynecologist appointment. The gyno can take the phrase “poking and prodding” to a whole new level, but it’s important to go every year whether you want to or not (you probably don’t). Not only is it important to make sure you’re healthy, but it’s also important to go to the...

  The doc knows best, and according to health specialists, there are three numbers we need to know about ourselves to maintain a healthy body. Your Blood Pressure: One in three adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure or pre-hypertension. To prevent yourself from being a statistic, check your blood pressure and compare it to these numbers: Normal blood...

Hitting the gym every day can be tough when you’re a busy mom, but there are little tricks from Total Beauty you can use to help shed the pounds. These tips won’t do what a gym will, but every bit counts! Start eating off of blue plates (the smaller, the better), especially if its a dish you tend to binge on. The Study: Boston University The Theory: We eat more...

Working in a pregnancy and birth margin is not all rainbows and sunshine. As a birth worker, we also hear a lot of unhappy stories. Traumatic birth. Stillbirth. Recurrent miscarriage. Infertility. Women are mostly discerning to open adult about these issues, though they tend to be reduction open about one critical regard – antepartum and postpartum depression.   According...

PMS are a 3 letters that all women are informed with. Women who humour from PMS knowledge inauspicious physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms during a luteal proviso of a menstrual cycle.   But wait – what accurately is a luteal phase?   The luteal proviso starts after ovulation, lasts about fourteen days, and ends only before your menstrual period....