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Have You Heard Of Vitiligo

Have You Heard Of Vitiligo

Have you heard of vitiligo? I hadn’t either, before I was diagnosed with it at age 17. I was on a beach trip when I first noticed the uneven white patches all over my body, including around my eyes; my friends joked that I looked like a raccoon. I figured it was just a weird sunburn, and for the rest […]

How To Effectively Treat Uterine Fibriods

How To Effectively Treat Uterine Fibriods

Fibroid treatment, explained Years ago, removing your entire uterus was the only way to take care of uterine fibroids. Nowadays, there are many options for uterine fibroid treatment. If you have fibroids, take some time to decide on the best uterine fibroid treatment for you. The benign, non-cancerous overgrowths of the muscle cells in the uterus aren’t malignant, so […]

Your Mom And Your Genes

Your Mom And Your Genes

What To Know About Your Mom’s Genes Do you ever wonder if you’ll develop the same wrinkles your mother has? Or if in 10, 20 years, your waistline will match hers? And what about her arthritis—will you get that, too? In some cases, looking at Mom can be like gazing into your future. “Your mom’s […]

Acupuncture And The Acne Treatment

Acupuncture And The Acne Treatment

My skin has always given me trouble. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been worried about acne.And for the majority of my life, I’ve used some sort of medication or treatment in an attempt to keep my skin under control. I’ve been on the prescription drug Accutane twice, and as a beauty editor, I’m lucky enough test out every […]

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Why is my hair falling out? It’s true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness (more on that later). But thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women, and no less demoralizing. Reasons can range from the simple and temporary—a vitamin deficiency—to the […]

Why The Belly Fat Isn’t Leaving

Why The Belly Fat Isn’t Leaving

Lose The Pudge A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but healthy. Extra fat cells deep in your abdomen (aka visceral fat) generate adipose hormones and adipokines—chemical troublemakers that travel to your blood vessels and organs, […]

Sexual Harassment Can Affect Your Physical and Mental Health

Sexual Harassment Can Affect Your Physical and Mental Health

When a sexual assault occurs—in the case of a rape, for example—it’s clear that the experience can affect the victim’s health, both immediately and in the long-term. But even instances of non-physical sexual harassment can have lasting effects on the people who are exposed to it, both emotionally and physically. As recent news reflects, behaviors like unwanted […]

Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?

Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?

Are your lifestyle choices making you age faster? We all know that unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles are factors that have been driving the obesity epidemic. But a new study out of the Mayo Clinic has also linked them to the biology of aging. That’s right, what you eat and how physically active you are […]

Little Known Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer You Should Watch Out For

Little Known Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer You Should Watch Out For

We hear all about the symptoms of breast cancer on a regular basis, but there’s another type of cancer that is common in women: cervical cancer. According to Cancer.net, “Cervical cancer begins when healthy cells on the surface of the cervix change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor.” According to […]

Body Fat: How To Use It and Lose It

Body Fat: How To Use It and Lose It

Body fat, or the more technical term adipocytes (adipo means fat and cyte means cell), is found in many places around the human body and mostly underneath your skin, what we call subcutaneous fat. There is also some on top of your kidneys, inside your liver, and a small amount in your muscle tissue, which […]

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