Women & heart attacks: What you don’t know

Heart attacks account for about 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S. for both men and women, but when it comes to how we deal with the disease, women and men really are different.

Recipe: Mother’s Day brunch sandwich

Healthy eating isn’t always easy. That’s especially true on occasions like Mother’s Day where a typical brunch menu is filled with fats and refined carbohydrates. Preparing a brunch treat that feels special, without the extra calories, requires some thought. A beautiful open-faced sandwich is one worthy option. This dish features a red pepper coulis, or thick vegetable sauce, for a bright kick.

Questions you should ask your OB-GYN

Despite all of the competing demands for your time, you’ve managed to get it done. You’ve scheduled an appointment to see your OB-GYN. If you’re like many women, your OB-GYN may be the doctor you see most often. Asking good questions during your appointment will help you come away with the information needed to protect and promote your good health for years to come.

How to protect babies from getting whooping cough

It’s simple. Make sure that everyone who comes in close contact with a baby is up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccine—parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandparents and caregivers. Here is what you should know about the whooping cough disease how to prevent it:

Scar health: What you should know

It may surprise you to learn that skin is your body’s largest and fastest-growing organ. Our skin is divided into three layers: the epidermis or outermost layer of the skin, the dermis layer directly below the epidermis that contains collagen and other types of connective tissue, and the subcutaneous tissue layer which is the deepest part of the skin. Our skin plays a vital role in protecting us from damaging germs, chemicals, sunlight and weather. Burns, cuts, injuries, sores, acne, or surgeries can cause a scar on your skin.

High-impact exercise: A good remedy for knee pain?

Got sore knees? Better to keep it low impact, right? Not so fast. Pain caused by thinning cartilage around the knee joint, aka osteoarthritis, plagues more than a third of women over age 60. But a new study suggests that regular high-impact exercise may help to get rid of pain, rather than cause it.

Eggs are healthy (again)!

A new 500-page report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee — the panel of experts who help shape the official 2015 version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans — found there isn’t much evidence that limiting cholesterol in your diet has any positive impact on levels of cholesterol in your blood, or that it lowers the risk of heart disease.