VIA:  familydoctor.org Anemia: When Low Iron Is the Cause What is anemia? Anemia occurs when your blood doesn’t have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. A common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs […]

VIA:  FamilyDoctor.Org What Causes Depression? Depression is related to chemical in-balance in the brain that makes it hard for the cells to communicate with each other.  Depression can be triggered by a number of things including: stressful life events, drug or alcohol abuse, other illnesses, it can even be hereditary. What Are The Symptoms? Feeling […]

VIA:  Health.Com Dr. Roshini Raj a Health Magazine contributor and part of the Health Expert Network shares tips on how to keep your brain sharp.  Check out the segment below from her appearance on the Today Show. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Click here for more…

VIA:  Health.Com What is episiotomy? An episiotomy is a cut that the doctor or midwife makes in the perineum (say “pair-uh-NEE-um”)—the skin and muscle between the vagina Click here to see an illustration. and anus. This cut is made just before the baby’s head is delivered. It makes the opening of the vagina larger. It […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Robert Preidt SOURCE: Radiological Society of North America, news release, Feb. 23, 2010 Dr. Janie Lee, and her collegues used statistical modeling to compare the costs and benefits of mammography alone, MRI alone, and mammography and MRI combined in a hypothetical group of 25-year-old women with BRCA1 mutations, which significantly increase the […]

VIA: WomensHealthMag.Com Severe head pain This mother of all headaches makes your bachelorette party hangover seem laughable. If you could laugh. The culprit – Odds are, any jackhammering in your brain is just a migraine. But if it’s not accompanied by other migraine symptoms (such as a visual aura), sudden and severe pain–we’re talking the […]

VIA: WomensHealthMag.Com Your Nails If you see dark lines on the nail beds It could mean Texas-sized moles aren’t the only red flags for skin cancer–the disease can also develop under your nails. Yellowish, brown, or black stripes are a sign of cell damage, possibly from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, says Ariel […]