Women’s Wellness

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Depression in Black women overlooked by doctors

Exposure to racism and other stressors increase the risk for depression in Black folks and other people of color. But for Black women — who are impacted by racism, sexism, and other forms oppression — their depressive symptoms appear differently than other groups and may go overlooked by doctors.  A Dec. 2022 paper published in Nursing Research revealed that…

Heart Health and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

For some women, a cardiologist is just as necessary during pregnancy as an obstetrician.  According to the Center for Disease Control Maternal Mortality Surveillance System heart disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death. So for women living in Texas, which is among the top 10 states for highest rates of maternal death, and for…

Keep the Flavor and Lower the Calories: Best Low-Cal Alcoholic Drinks

Choosing wellness and eating in a mindful, healthy way are great goals that often make it hard to incorporate our favorite treats, like an occasional alcoholic beverage! Liquid calories from a couple of cocktails can add up quickly, but fortunately, there are easy ways to choose lower-calorie options. Generally, one serving (5oz wine, 1.5oz liquor,…

Find Your Focus: 6 Reasons to Start Meditation

Meditation is becoming increasingly popular as people from all stages discover the many benefits of consistent meditation practice. Aimed at sharpening your mind’s focus and enjoying the present, meditation can be good for your mind, body, and soul. Through practice, you’ll learn how to gently guide your mind away from distracting thoughts and instead focus…