If you are spending your nights tossing and turning,
it’s time to start practicing good sleep hygiene.
Help Pass the Safe
Congress is considering legislation that would shed some light on
the chemicals hidden in our shampoos, lotions, baby powers and other everyday
personal care products.
Living With Migraines
Better understanding of migraines and what causes them is helping
women get a handle on these debilitating headaches.
2011 Women’s Wellness
This annual advertising section features local businesses and services
dedicated to supporting women’s health and wellness.
The Starving Brain
New ways of looking at anorexia nervosa are leading to more effective
Taking the Plunge
Keep these important swimming tips in mind if you take to our local
waters this summer.
Is Lasik Eye Surgery for
Learn more about the popular eye surgery that might help you ditch
Fibromyalgia: The Long Road to Diagnosis
This painful condition afflicts one in 50 Americans
but is still hard to identify and frequently misunderstood by health care
Meditation: A Prescription for Health and Wellness
Calm your mind, change your life.
Addicted to CrossFit
Far from a traditional gym workout, this popular, high-intensity training
regimen mixes gymnastics, weight training and movement to build strength
The Quest for Beautiful, Pain-Free Legs
If you’ve been putting off dealing with varicose veins, now
is the time to start planning for healthier, more attractive legs.
Heal Your Back Pain
Eight out of 10 Americans suffer from back pain. If you are one of them,
there is plenty you can do to restore your aching back.
10 Tips For Breast Cancer
What to consider when scheduling your next mammogram.
So You Want to Make a Resolution...
Making a resolution is not the hard part, it’s keeping it.
Don’t Go It Alone
If you or a family member is faced with a major illness, health advocates
and others are ready to help you navigate the complexities of a serious
What’s Your Vitamin
How much do you know about this crucial vitamin?
What’s New (and Good) in Women’s
We’ve decided to accentuate the positive in this A to Z look at
good news and the latest recommendations in women’s health.
2010 Women’s Wellness
A go-to resource for businesses and services that support women’s
health and wellness (special advertising section).
Casting a Wide Net
Many women are discovering complementary and alternative methods for
Is a Hysterectomy the Answer?
Hysterectomies are one of the most common surgical procedures for women,
but there are often less invasive alternatives.
Five Tips to Help
You Lose Weight
Here are a few suggestions to help you achieve and maintain a healthier
Freedom of Movement
Kinesis™, the increasingly popular fitness equipment out of
Italy, offers a liberating take on old-style weight machines.
Permanent Birth Control
Two new methods of nonsurgical sterilization are becoming
Older Women and HIV
National figures show a disturbing increase in the number of new HIV
infections in women 45 and older. Are women and their health-care providers
A Different Kind of Boot Camp
More and more women are getting outside by 5 a.m. for boot camp-style
workouts. Here’s why.
How Sweet It Isn’t
Recommendations for healthy eating call for cutting out as much added
sugar as possible, whether it’s refined white sugar or “healthier” alternatives
like agave syrup.
Taking Control of Pre-Diabetes
Lifestyle and diet changes can help women diagnosed with prediabetes
avoid or delay the onset of diabetes.
Is Yoga Your Ticket to Health?
Recent studies show what yoga practitioners have known all along:
yoga is good for your health and well-being.
Preventing Late Winter Colds and Flu
February and March are high season for colds and flu in the Northwest.
Learn which supplements can help protect you against winter viruses.
Seven Myths About Women Over 50
Three women debunk some old-fashioned ideas about older
Sue's Resolutions for 2010
At-home treatments that make you look and feel like you’ve
been to the spa.
Eat Less, Live Longer
More and more people are turning to calorie-restrictive diets
as the secret to longevity.
Banish Your Inner Critic
Helpful advice on how to stop putting yourself down at every
Women’s Wellness Guide
Look here for local businesses and services that support women’s
health and wellness (special advertising section).
Is Cervical Cancer on its Way Out?
Less than 80 years ago, cervical cancer was a leading cause of death
among American women. Now that Pap smears are routine and a vaccine
to immunize against the virus that causes it is available, this potentially
deadly cancer might possibly become a thing of the past.
The ABCs of Massage
You know you need a massage, but what kind? Here’s a quick
primer on some of the most common types offered in Seattle.
An Unfortunate Distinction
The Pacific Northwest has the highest number of multiple sclerosis cases
per capita in the world. What is this disease and why is it so prevalent
UW’S Nurse Scientists
For the past 20 years, UW’s School of Nursing has been a center
for innovative research into women’s health issues.
Women in Recovery
Beating an addiction to alcohol or chemical substances is never easy,
but gender-specific programs are helping local women win their battles.
Mixing It Up
Cross training is crucial to avoiding “overuse” injuries,
especially as we age.
What’s Wrong With
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be a catchall diagnosis with hundreds
of triggers and numerous treatment options. (First in a two-part series)
Finding a Fix for IBS
You’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, so what
do you do now? (Second in a two-part series)
A guide to getting started in women’s bicycling in the Pacific
Weighing the Benefits of Genetic Testing
Why we may or may not want to confront our chances of getting a chronic
Pick Stars and Replace the Dipper
Quiet the mind and get the blood moving with
Qigong and Taijiquan.
The New Spa Speak
Making sense of state-of-the-art skin care menus.
Tracey Conway’s Love
Affair with Hearts
This local comedienne and actress survived sudden cardiac arrest and
is now a prominent
spokesperson for heart health.
The Awakening: Freeing Up
Your Exotic Side
A little erotic education will not only help your love life, but it can
be a fun and healthy way to reenergize your life.
Building Core Strength:
A Wise Investment in an Unstable World
Achieve true strength and fitness by developing the powerful muscles
Resolutions for 2009
What if a dozen fun and simple New Year’s resolutions could
change your life?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: More than Achy Joints
Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 million Americans
and is three times more common in women than men.
Woman In Motion
How ADHD is different in women.
Bioidentical hormones have been gaining in
popularity since synthetic hormones were shown
to cause breast cancer.
A Healthy Addiction
Discover rowing and don’t be surprised if you make it a life
No Gluten, Please
Giving up pizza, beer and other wheat-, rye- or barley-based foods
dramatically improves the quality of life for people who suffer from gluten
Every Body Dance
Alternative dance forms exercise your body and invigorate your soul.
Considering an internal spring cleaning? What you should know before
Healthy practices for your twenties and thirties — before
you’re ready to conceive.
Good Oral Health: It’s
More Than Just a Pretty Smile
Our teeth and mouths are indicators of general health and well-being.
Stroke by Stroke
Swimming has countless benefits for health and fitness.
Living in Harmony with Cancer
A magical — and free — retreat for cancer
patients on Hood Canal.
Surviving Through Fitness
A Seattle nonprofit offers activities and sports-centered
adventures for women cancer survivors.
The Wayward Angel
Investigating why women are more prone to autoimmune
Lighten Up in the Fight Against
Are we doing our kids more harm than good by overly protecting them
Losing Hair — Losing
The causes of hair loss and solutions we should know about.
Getting Therapy That Works
Tips and resources for finding the right therapist to meet your needs.
Incontinence is not just our grandmother’s ailment.
Train Like a Girl
To avoid injury and excel athletically, our bodies
really do require us to prepare differently for sports.
When Puberty Starts Early
Is puberty occuring earlier in girls these days?
Summer Runs and Walks
Commit to your own fitness this summer by signing
up for a walk or run.
Seattle Takes on the HPV
The pros and cons of vaccinating girls against
viruses that can lead to cervical cancer.
Menorrhagia– The Body
Out of Balance
How to avoid letting heavy menstrual bleeding rule
Thief of Bones
Osteoporosis can strike at any age, but there are
steps we can take to keep it at bay.
Serenity in Strength: Exploring
Two nonprofit martial arts organizations teach
women to protect themselves and get fit in the process.
How to say and do the right things when someone
you know has suffered a loss.
Regular walking boosts your energy and spirits
while strengthening your heart, lungs, bones and muscles.
A Checklist for Staying Healthy
Time Tested Remedies for Colds and
When Danger Seems All Too Real
Panic attacks, occurring in almost twice as many
women as men, can cause frightening physical symptoms that occur without
of a Good Thing?
Breast reduction surgery can ease the physical
and emotional discomfort of women with very large breasts.
Cancer: Hope for Early Detection
New research on screening tests and the identification of specific
symptoms may lead to earlier diagnosis of the disease.
What is Pilates?
The Pilates method has evolved into various programs, each with its
own take on the original equipment and exercises developed by Joseph Pilates.
More than a Headache
The majority of all strokes occur in women. How to recognize and minimize
the risk factors.
What women don't know about smoking is killing them.
Your Mark...Training for a Triathlon
Anyone can do it. Here's how.
Foot in the Future
The Women's Bioethics Project tells us why we should
care now about biotech advances.
Exercising Your Competitive
Team sports have benefits beyond improved health
Seattle has a multitude of resources for planning a pregnancy, addressing
fertility concerns and complementing fertility treatments.
High-tech body enhancements: the new route to a
for Women's Health Needs
Women are turning to acupuncture for relief from
menstrual cramps, fatigue, menopausal symptoms and even infertility.
Braced for a Change
Look around. lots of women are wearing
them -- braces!
Breast Cancer In Disguise
What everyone should know about inflammatory breast
Varicose Vein Therapy: Faster,
Less Painful and More Effective
Sleepless All Over Seattle: Women
and Sleep Disorders
New Hope for Severe Depression
Finding One Who Works for You
Putting Your Best Face Forward: Seattle-Area
Women Embrace Less Invasive Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
A Woman’s Journey into Yoga
A Less-Invasive Treatment for Fibroids
Unleashing Your Libido
An Effort in Honesty, Time and Determination.
Resources for Unleashing
Dark Days Bring the Body Blues
Reason to Fear, Reason to Hope
A look at why Washington ranks number one in the
nation for breast cancer.