Every day, 3,600 kids between the ages of 12 and 17 start smoking, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A fact sheet on youth and tobacco use states that 20 percent of high school students in the United States were current smokers in 2007. Ninety percent of adults who smoke are likely to have started smoking as kids, according to the … [Read more...] about Helping Kids Understand the Dangers of Smoking
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When you're pregnant, you take a lot of steps to ensure the health of your developing baby. You eat all the right foods and exercise daily. You get plenty of rest and try to reduce your stress levels. And you make sure not to miss a single prenatal appointment. But if you're addicted to cigarettes, stopping smoking is one of the most significant things you can do to deliver a … [Read more...] about Smoking Effects on Fetuses
Crushing chest pain and pressure might clearly signal a heart attack in men, but women report different symptoms that accompany heart problems. Certain circumstances in particular put women at greater risk for heart disease, and learning symptoms and warning signs can help prevent serious problems. Perception/Awareness You might associate heart disease with men, but each … [Read more...] about Prevention of Heart Disease in Women
As a woman ages, her attitude about sex may change as well. How a woman feels - physically as well as mentally - can play a part in how aging affects her sex drive. Although aging often decreases a woman’s desire for sex, there are many things you can do to alter your libido and enhance your sexual experience. Physiological Changes As women age, their bodies go through many … [Read more...] about Not in the Mood? It Could Be Your Age!
Prenatal health care is a given once you become pregnant. You will have doctor visits, prenatal vitamins and abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, but what about the months leading to the conception? Getting ready to start a family means more than buying a larger house and a sedan. It also means taking care of your body so that it is as healthy as possible when you start trying … [Read more...] about How to Stay Healthy Before Getting Pregnant