Immunity

how long do spring allergies last usually

How Long Do Spring Allergies Last Typically?

While spring is the sign of the winter flu season coming to an end, it also brings its own round of health challenges. One reason people may find themselves struggling through spring is their allergies. As the world begins to bloom, allergens become more widespread, causing the same symptoms as a winter head cold. Allergies […] Read more…

how to prevent a cold when you feel it coming on

How to Prevent a Cold When You Feel It Coming

As winter draws to a close, cabin fever drives many people out in the still-warming air where they catch a bit of a chill and, as a result, start to feel a cold coming on. While television ads sing the praises of commercial cold and flu remedies, many such OTC preparations address symptoms but fail […] Read more…

heart disease in women symptoms and treatments

Heart Disease in Women: What You Should Know

While many people may associate heart disease with men’s health, it should receive just as much attention when discussing women’s health, too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the top cause of death in women living in the U.S. and is responsible for nearly 25 percent of female deaths. […] Read more…

stroke risk factors for women to know

Stroke Risk Factors for Women

Nothing is more vital to a woman’s sense of well-being than knowing how to avoid illnesses or medical emergencies that threaten her overall health. For many, awareness is the key to a healthy life — meaning you’re already off to a great start since you’ve landed on this page. However, many women don’t know the […] Read more…

what are the symptoms of hpv in females that we should know

What Are the Symptoms of HPV in Females?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) plagues many women at some point in their lives, but many females remain unaware of this risk. As researchers link HPV with cervical and other forms of cancer, women should educate themselves as to their risk and what they can do to prevent contracting the virus or for coping with the […] Read more…

woman lying down: autoimmune diseases in women

Common Autoimmune Diseases in Women

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system goes a bit rogue and switches from only attacking microbes to attacking healthy tissue. Women make up 75 percent of all autoimmune disease sufferers, yet medical science hasn’t performed much research to date on why or how these disorders affect women differently. Treating autoimmune diseases more common in […] Read more…

causes of copd in females: woman smoking

Causes of COPD in Females

More women die today of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men. Historically, however, medical professionals have failed to identify the causes of COPD in females, and therefore failed to diagnose many female cases of COPD. They mistakenly believed that men smoke more than women, and so they misdiagnosed the disease as something less serious, […] Read more…

Most common fibromyalgia symptoms in females

Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Females

Women’s pain continues to meet with major misunderstandings, even from medical professionals. Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, occurs mainly in females, yet little research exists explaining why fibromyalgia symptoms in females tend to show themselves more predominantly, and how fibromyalgia affects women differently. Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Females While gender bias in medical research persists, […] Read more…

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