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These Skin Conditions May Mimic a Yeast Infection or Herpes

Learn the symptoms of lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, two vulvar skin conditions that can cause pain, burning, and more.

By Eileen Bailey

Taking Pride in Your RA Body

If you’re sitting there feeling shameful for your RA hands, swollen joints, or inability to be as active as others — stop. Be loud, proud, and unashamed.

By Lene Andersen

Women: Even Mild Sleep Disturbances Raise Your Blood Pressure

Health problems associated with sleep deprivation are well-documented in medical research. Now, a new study suggests that even minor sleep problems – like difficulty falling asleep – can raise blood pressure in women.

By Diane Domina

Maximal Running Shoes May Raise Injury Risk for Women

Oversized sneakers designed to provide more comfort and stability – maximal running shoes – increase injury risk for female runners, suggests a small study from Oregon State University-Cascades.

By Diane Domina

Is Your Thyroid Making Your Hair Fall Out?

People with an autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease are at higher risk of the autoimmune forms of alopecia – which is the medical term for hair loss. The good news is — there are ways to prevent and treat this ...

By Mary Shomon