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Why are congressmen messing with womens health? I am looking at having to pay my way since no insurance.

Why are congressmen messing with womens health? I am looking at having to pay my way since no insurance.

Politics: The major political forces calling for no government regulation in the affairs of corporations and financial companies, are the same ones calling for serious government intervention in personal private lives. Since the authors of these programs are male, they focus their efforts on restricting women's rights which includes contraception and pregnancy terminations. Be alert and vote. ...Read more

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What health problems are more likely to affect men than women?

What health problems are more likely to affect men than women?

Prostate, testicles: Most health problems are equal opportunity offenders, but some are more common in men (and some in women). Obvious ones include prostate disorders, genital disorders, and hernias (due to the path of testicular descent during development). However not so obvious: depression, gallbladder disease, and migraine are more common in women. Note gender based lifestyle choices / differences matter also. ...Read more

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Is yogurt or curd good for women's health ? Will it make me fat ?

Is yogurt or curd good for women's health ? Will it make me fat ?

Good for both sexes: It is good for both men and women diet yogurt is available. ...Read more

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Which dance forms helps to keep women's good health?

Which dance forms helps to keep women's good health?

Movin'Shakin'Groovin: All dance forms: whatever gets you up and moving is healthy and capital "f" fun! from gracious hula to zumba. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What are the top 5 health concerns for women that they can check themselves?

What are the top 5 health concerns for women that they can check themselves?

More than 5!: Breast health: examined regularly (self) with mammogram at 40; adequate vitamin d3. Colon health: plenty of fiber;calcium; vitamin d3, plenty of water. Cardiovascular health: know blood pressure and cholesterol panel; family hx relevant.Obesity: avoid any free sugar (soft drinks, candy; limit starches to while grain and high fiber; eat plenty of protein, & exercise! bone:calcium, vit d3, exercise! ...Read more

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What are the statistics regarding women and health insurance?

What are the statistics regarding women and health insurance?

What do you want?: Women have better insurance rates than men: ;ive longer, more regularly see a doctor, and will be seen sooner for a serious problem, compared with men. Only downside: more obesity and more overweight women than men. This is average, and does not apply to a person with serious pre-existing conditions. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to go to women's health services alone?

What age do you have to be to go to women's health services alone?

Varies by state: It appears that AZ is the last state requiring adulthood (=age 18) for this independence. This is not to say that a parent/guardian could not drive to/from Gyn and allow privacy between Dr & patient to discuss women's health issues. ...Read more

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If u took 10 women of similar age/height with no known health issues and got them to eat/excersize the same indefinitely would they all be sim weight?

If u took 10 women of similar age/height with no known health issues and got them to eat/excersize the same indefinitely would they all be sim weight?

Not all of them: There factors besides diet and exercise when it comes to weight and metabolism:Genetics and Epigenetics. There are genetic reasons why some people put on more weight than others.It also has to do with the genetics of your microbiome in your intestines. Also there are aspects of your parents lives that can be passed on to you epigenetically by folding your chromosomes in unique ways by methylation. ...Read more

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What health insurance problems can single women face?

What health insurance problems can single women face?

Mainly the same: Single women don't usually have any different issues with getting health insurance. Depending on the company and the way they calculate their risk, sometimes single women can be a better insurance risk because they can be healthier.The biggest challenges for anyone in getting insurance is if you have a preexisting condition, or risk factors since insurance is "for profit" and their shareholders. ...Read more

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What should be the biggest health concern for a women over 40?

Finding a good doc!: Risk factors dictate the "biggest" concern. Women over 40 that appear to be perfectly healthy can still get breast cancer. Your environment and diet can affect skin cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis etc. To truly figure out what your biggest issue is, you need a doctor that will spend a little time examining you and more time asking questions. Find that doc and let them help you with you. ...Read more