Food swaps to help with PMS

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 11, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Women have to deal with PMS for much of their reproductive lives. Mood swings, fatigue, cravings, bloating, and cramping can make life uncomfortable or downright miserable for many women.

Instead of enduring this discomfort every month, take a more proactive approach by modifying your diet and eating foods that will help alleviate your symptoms. And of course, you also need to avoid the ones that make it worse.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Nutrition

Women and fatigue: common culprits of exhaustion

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Many of us accept that being tired is just a way of life, with overloaded schedules and numerous daily commitments. But if you’re eating right, getting exercise, and getting seven to eight hours of sleep, you shouldn’t feel tired all the time. If you’re suffering from constant fatigue, this may be a flag for an underlying health condition, such as one of the following:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Health, Sleep

Signs you may have IBS

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When your stomach doesn’t feel right, it can really throw a wrench in your plans. Sometimes you may eat a food that doesn’t agree with you, or you occasionally catch a stomach virus. Fortunately, these episodes are short-lived, and most people recover quickly.

When you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), however, you experience digestive problems regularly. But because there’s no standard test for this all-too-common condition, many people struggle with it for years before getting a diagnosis.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, IBS, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

6 things you should do for your breast health

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Despite advanced screenings and treatments, breast cancer remains a threat to women’s health. It is the second most common cancer in women — but it is also very treatable if found early enough.

You don’t have to sit back and wait to see if breast cancer strikes you — take up a few healthy habits to decrease your odds of getting it, and increase your chances of finding it early.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Breast cancer

Do you have an underactive thyroid?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Inside your neck is a tiny gland that has a major effect on nearly every system in your body. It’s your thyroid, and when it’s working correctly, you feel fine. But if something goes wrong, you can experience a wide array of problems. When it doesn’t release enough of its special hormones, you may develop an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism.

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Topics: Primary care, Neighborhood health center, Thyroid health

Surprising symptoms of a bladder infection

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Many women know that the classic signs of a bladder infection, or cystitis, include burning during urination or feeling the urge to urinate when your bladder is empty. These are reliable signs to watch for, but they aren’t the only ones.

Bladder infections can be mysterious. Some women don’t have any symptoms at all, but find out they have an infection after a routine urine test (such as during pregnancy). Usually, however, your body will give you an indication that something is going on — but you have to know what to look for:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health

3 myths about hysterectomy

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 1, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, has ranked among the top surgical procedures for women for decades. But despite its frequent occurrence and high safety and success rates, some misconceptions continue to circulate. If you’re considering hysterectomy, make sure you know the facts about it so you can make an informed decision.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health

Give yourself a weight-loss edge

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If weight loss were easy, everyone would be at an ideal weight. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. But that doesn’t mean you can’t set yourself up for success with a few simple changes. But these changes aren’t what you think — they’re changes you make in your outlook, attitude, and mental viewpoint before you start your next weight-loss plan. And they may be the key to losing those stubborn extra pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

7 ways to avoid dangerous drug interactions

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 31, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people end up in the emergency room due to adverse drug reactions. Many of them are caused by taking two or more medications that don’t interact well with one another. Others involve a reaction between a food and a medication or an overdose.

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Topics: Health, Primary care, Alcohol

2016 fitness trends you may find helpful in your journey

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The year is coming to an end, and many people find themselves making promises to get in shape and lose the weight. If you’re one of those people, you may have tried this before. Oftentimes, weight-loss and fitness resolutions can fall through only a few short months into the new year, especially if you don’t have a plan in place for achieving your goals. Instead of letting past discouragements keep you from making a commitment again, try getting help from these trends in the fitness world:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health