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Consumer Health Tips: Women’s health

a group of smiling, happy women standing together outdoors in a row, with their arms around one another's shouldersWomen’s health: Prevent the top threats
The biggest threats to women’s health, which include heart disease, stroke, cancer and unintentional injuries, often are preventable. Take control by talking with your health care provider about your risk factors for these conditions, and then get serious about reducing your risk. Here’s what you need to know to live a longer, healthier life.

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection most commonly affects women in their 40s and 50s, although it can occur at any age. It also can occur in men. People who develop spontaneous coronary artery dissection often are healthy, and most don’t have risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Video: Vitamins 101
You may know that vitamins are good for you. But how do you know which ones you need and which ones could be bad for you if you take too much? Learn more about taking vitamin supplements safely in this short video.

Hoarding disorder: Symptoms and causes
Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items and may not see it as a problem — even when it creates an unsafe living environment. This makes treatment a challenge. Learn about the symptoms and causes of hoarding disorder.

How fit are you? See how you measure up
Are you ready to start a fitness program? Knowing how fit you are can help you set realistic exercise goals. Get started with this simple assessment to check your heart rate, strength, flexibility and more. Then, use the results to set fitness goals and track your progress.

Consumer Health Tips: Eating right if you have diabetes

a hand holding a glucose meter in front of a variety of fruits, vegetables and pastaDiabetes diet: Create your plan for healthier eating
If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor likely will recommend that you see a dietitian to develop an eating plan to control your blood sugar, manage your weight and control risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats. Here are some things to think about, from meal planning to exchange lists and counting carbohydrates.

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Hemoglobin test: What is it, and why is it done?
A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs. Learn why your doctor may recommend a hemoglobin test.

Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits
A massage isn’t just a luxury anymore. Studies show that massage can ease stress, anxiety and other conditions. Here’s what you should know.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart, requiring emergency care. SCAD usually strikes healthy women in their 40s and 50s, but it can occur at any age, and SCAD can occur in men, as well. Learn more about the symptoms of SCAD.

Stretching: Focus on flexibility
If you already exercise, why should you stretch? Studies on the benefits of stretching have had mixed results, but in some cases it can increase your flexibility and athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury. Stay safe with these simple techniques.