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Women's Health with Dr. Karen Sarpolis
If you have a question for Dr. Sarpolis, you can email her. Better yet there are plenty of archived questions and answers about all sorts of topics from cervical and ovarian cancer to menopause, perimenopause, breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy. Women can learn about natural treatments for PMS and menopause. Women young and old will benefit from the women's health advice featured on this web site.

Health & Wellness After Age 50
50Plus.org provides information on health and wellness and retirement planning for people 50 years and older, when staying fit and healthy becomes more important than ever. That's because as the body ages, it loses the ability to compensate or bounce back from unhealthy lifestyle habits the way it could when you were younger. Some of the tips on the site concern decreasing suger consumption, eliminating soy, eating spying food, and being active with gardening and community involvement. It also offers a lot of tips for exercising at home.

Healthier Skin for Women
Many women struggle with skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin discolorations, thinning skin, itchy skin, rough skin, dull skin, psoriasis and weight loss, and acne and pores, as well asun burn, rosacea and hives. This section on the site thirdAge explains various skin conditions and gives anti-aging skin tips for women such as staying out of the sun, drinking plenty of water, exercising, stopping fast-food diets, and eating fruits and vegetables.

Dealing With Menopause: Tips for Women
The information on this web site stresses proper nutrition, vitamin use and exercise to help women cope with the sometimes-bothersome symptoms of menopause. It says that a menopausal woman should have about 1,000 mgs of calcium per day, as she will lose valuable calcium during the process. Regular exercise benefits the heart and bones, helps regulate weight, and contributes to a sense of overall well-being and improvement in mood, especially during menopause. If you are physically inactive you are far more prone to coronary heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis.


Women's Heart Health Tips
This is a 2005 article from Medical News Today that cites Dr. Heather Horton, director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at The Heart Hospital at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. as saying that nearly 500,000 women unnecessarily loose their life annually to heart disease, which claims more women's lives than the next seven causes of death combined. Horton recommends getting fit and exercising. She also suggests the following tips to prevent heart disease: eating a balanced diet, eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol, knowing your snack triggers and planning ahead to avoid them.

Chiropractors Not Working for You? Consider Somatics
If chiropractic care isn't bringing you relief for your chronic pain, this web site offers an alternative approach to the problem. It's called somatics, and its a specialized sensory-motor, brain-muscle training with a goal of improving bodily awareness and subsequent voluntary control of your own muscular system. It's closely related to the Pandicular Response, which most people are familiar with—that instinct to yawn or naturally stretch is just that. The site includes information on what conditions can benefit from somatics, how it works, where to find practitioners and resources to further explain the treatment.


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