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Recipe: Edamame Hummus

Edamame, or green soybeans, are available shelled or fully cooked in pods in the produce and frozen vegetable sections of supermarkets. This is a delicious variation on the usual chickpea hummus — and even healthier. Serve with toasted whole-wheat pita chips or crudités. Although this dip contains a larger percentage of calories from total fat than […]

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Miscarriage: How to Find Help for the Hurt

Having a miscarriage is a painful and heartbreaking experience. And you may also find that it’s isolating, as well. Although miscarriage is relatively common, many women feel a stigma that can make recovery even more difficult. But you don’t have to let that happen. You’re not alone Although about 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in […]

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Try These Yoga Poses to Improve Your Lower Back Flexibility

Contributor: Certified yoga instructor Patti Kopasakis, PT, DPT, SCS, RYT-200 Having a mobile lower back is key to being able to perform many activities of daily living, including emptying the dishwasher, sitting, standing and picking up things from the floor — to name a few. When we stay in prolonged positions throughout our day, we […]

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9 Tips to Keep Your Vagina Happy + Healthy

Want a healthy vagina? This organ requires very little care, so less is more, says Beri Ridgeway, MD. She encourages women to do the following: Go for whole body health. Eat right, control your weight and exercise. Not only is this good for your whole body; it’s good for your sexual organs too. Conversely, chronic […]

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Recipe: Lemon-Ricotta Rotini With Artichoke Hearts

Not all pasta recipes are based on the combination of tomatoes, oil and hard Italian cheeses. This light, creamy recipe is a new, delicious option. You can substitute sauteed sliced fennel, edamame or fava beans for the artichoke hearts. Ingredients 8-ounce whole wheat rotini One 10-ounce can whole artichoke hearts, drained 1 teaspoon extra virgin […]

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6 Things You Should Know about UTIs in Older Adults

If you have an aging parent or grandparent, chances are they’ve had a urinary tract infection, or UTI, at some point in life. But the risk of a UTI is greater when a person is frail, increasing their odds for delirium, hospitalization and death. Here, geriatrician Amanda Lathia, MD, and urologist Howard Goldman, MD, explain six things […]

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Too Much Pressure? 7 Tips for Stressed-Out Women

Both men and women experience stress, no question. But women often experience stress on a deeper level and place more internal pressure on themselves, says psychologist Susan Albers-Bowling, PsyD. If you feel overwhelmed by life’s pressures, she offers these tips: 1. Don’t soothe yourself with food A high percentage of women turn to comfort, or […]