Evolution of Period Products
From the “red tent” and homemade rags to the diversity of options available for women today, “period products” have a pretty long and fascinating history. While you may not enjoy having your period each month, thankfully there are a number of options available today to help women manage their periods.
Ask Sofia: How can I curb my sugar addiction?
From more obvious examples such as cookies and cakes to hidden sugars in foods such as ketchup and yogurt, we are a nation addicted to sweets: The average American consumes about 150 pounds of sugar each year. If you struggle to get through the day without a sugar fix, this time of year can be particularly challenging, with baked goods, holiday parties and temptations around every corner.
Ask Sofia: What is a 3-D Mammogram and Do I Need One?
3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis or tomo, takes images of the breasts from multiple angles, which are then used to recreate a 3-D picture of the breast; this option may increase detection of cancer and decrease the possibility of a false positive. It may also be more useful for women with dense breast tissue. While the 3-D test takes a few seconds longer than 2-D mammography, it uses less radiation and most women do not notice a difference between the two options.
How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that moms work a lot of hours – when you factor in paid work and family duties, the average woman clocks about 98 hours a week or 14 hours a day, according to a recent study from Welch. Busy work, sports, activity and school schedules sometimes leave little time for family time – another recent study indicated that families enjoy just 37 minutes of quality time together during the work and school week.
Ask Sofia: Pap Smear or HPV Test?
You may have heard that you have more options available for cervical cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently offered up three options for this crucial screening. While Pap smears are still recommended for women ages 21 to 29, HPV tests alone may be used for women ages 30 and up, according to […]
Ask Sofia: Should I Do a Cleanse?
From talk shows to gossip magazines to friends trying out the latest fad, detox diets or “cleanses” are everywhere. The typical cleanse can last anywhere from a couple days to several weeks, in theory clearing your body of toxins.
But does that mean you should try one?