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What to eat after a workout?updated Sun Sep 02 2012 04:01:37

Desiree Nathanson explains why many nutritionists recommend chocolate milk as the ideal post-workout snack.

How to bend right back into shapeupdated Sat Jul 07 2012 15:04:01

Fitness expert Desiree Nathanson and CNN's Fredricka Whitfield show how to incorporate yoga into your day at the park.

Forget the gym, hit the park for summerupdated Thu Jul 05 2012 14:31:10

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and fitness guru Desiree Nathanson kick off their summer workouts with gym-free excercises.

Pain meds: The pill or the patch?updated Sat Jun 23 2012 15:39:50

Many of us are used to taking pills for pain. But now, there are patches that can offer pain relief.

Sleep deprivation and your healthupdated Sat Jun 16 2012 15:41:51

Dr. Sujatha Reddy joins Fredricka Whitfield to explain why not getting enough sleep can lead to major health problems.

Coffee may delay onset of Alzheimer'supdated Sat Jun 09 2012 16:54:06

Dr. Sujatha Reddy joins CNN's Fredricka Whitfield to discuss how drinking more coffee can help delay Alzheimer's.

Sugary drinks and your healthupdated Sat Jun 02 2012 14:35:17

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to Dr. Sujatha Reddy about the effects of sugary drinks on your health.

Carol has her running technique examinedupdated Thu May 31 2012 14:13:38

FitNation's Athletic Director April Gellatly gives tips on how to run right to avoid injuries while increasing your speed.

Health for Her - Hydrationupdated Tue May 29 2012 05:46:13

Carol's training for a mini-triathlon. She's sweating a lot, so we wanted to know just how much water should she drink?

How to stretch for the big raceupdated Thu May 10 2012 10:50:44

CNN's Carol Costello shares some tips on when to stretch in this week's Health for Her.

Help for women to get sleepupdated Mon Nov 14 2011 15:36:51

Elizabeth Cohen explains reasons why some women can't sleep and has some tips.

Mammogram advice for 40-somethingsupdated Sat Oct 15 2011 11:20:42

Fewer women in their 40s are getting mammograms. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Who needs to get a mammogram?updated Mon Oct 10 2011 14:21:31

2 years after controversial recommendations Elizabeth Cohen examines who needs to get a mammogram

Eating for two at holidaysupdated Sat Nov 21 2009 08:54:55

For pregnant women, Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean an end to eating healthy. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Got cellulite? Too bad!updated Sat Sep 19 2009 09:51:02

What is cellulite? More important, how do you get rid of it? Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Women and shoesupdated Sat Aug 15 2009 15:54:24

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on how high heels and other bad shoes hurt women's feet.

Needle versus operation biopsiesupdated Wed Aug 12 2009 12:11:31

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at the difference between needle and operation breast biopsies.

Little girls, big injuriesupdated Mon Feb 02 2009 13:42:01

CNN's Judy Fortin reports on why young girls suffer a disproportionate number of knee injuries.

Painful pursesupdated Fri Jan 16 2009 14:13:28

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at the physical dangers associated with carrying super-sized purses.

It's all in your faceupdated Fri Jan 09 2009 13:50:58

CNN's Judy Fortin tells us about something called personology, and how it can get in your face.

Keep in shape for lessupdated Sun Jan 04 2009 08:24:14

Expensive gyms and gadgets are not the answer to keeping in shape. CNN's Judy Fortin reports on the inexpensive way.

Health care spendingupdated Fri Dec 26 2008 17:58:46

Judy Fortin tells us about one cutback women are making in these tough economic times.

Teens' contraceptivesupdated Fri Dec 19 2008 20:26:38

Birth control pills carry surprising non-contraceptive benefits for some women. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Lung cancer risks for womenupdated Wed Dec 10 2008 17:49:32

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at the risk of lung cancer in women.

Why women worry, and what to do about itupdated Tue Dec 09 2008 15:03:23

These are times not for the faint of heart. Not for the faint of wallet either. With the stock market seemingly out of control and with prices on goods and services taking a page from Buzz Lightyear's playbook and going "to infinity and beyond," it's a tense time for many.

For pedicures, be careful where you stepupdated Tue Dec 09 2008 14:50:33

Shoes tell a lot about a person. If you stumbled into my closet, you would probably think I was a security guard, a construction worker or a Nurse Ratched wannabe. My taste in shoes tends to be boxy, low-heeled and sturdy.

Radiation risksupdated Fri Nov 21 2008 06:40:33

Sometimes a little radiation might be too much. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

'Moving' past cancerupdated Fri Nov 07 2008 17:07:57

Judy Fortin reports on one New York City area program tailored to meet the specific needs of breast cancer patients.

Dental fitness as we ageupdated Fri Oct 31 2008 13:38:05

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at how to take care of your dental health over time.

Shots are for grown-ups, tooupdated Fri Oct 17 2008 11:50:42

Children aren't the only ones who need to get vaccinated -- grown-ups do, too. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Why women worry, and what to do about itupdated Fri Oct 03 2008 09:58:27

These are times not for the faint of heart. Not for the faint of wallet either. With the stock market seemingly out of control and with prices on goods and services taking a page from Buzz Lightyear's playbook and going "to infinity and beyond," it's a tense time for many.

Female anxietyupdated Fri Oct 03 2008 06:32:06

Women are twice as likely to suffer from high anxiety than their male counterparts.

Stress and pregnancyupdated Fri Sep 26 2008 11:20:39

Stress may play a role in a child's future, as passed from mother to baby during pregnancy. Judy Fortin reports.

For pedicures, be careful where you stepupdated Fri Sep 19 2008 13:30:17

Shoes tell a lot about a person. If you stumbled into my closet, you would probably think I was a security guard, a construction worker or a Nurse Ratched wannabe. My taste in shoes tends to be boxy, low-heeled and sturdy.

Pedicures can be dangerousupdated Fri Sep 19 2008 12:58:45

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at how to keep a pedicure safe and fungus-free.

Examining depressionupdated Fri Sep 12 2008 11:33:22

CNN' s Judy Fortin looks at what exactly is depression and how can it be treated.

How white should your teeth really be?updated Fri Sep 05 2008 13:14:15

Remember that old adage, "You can never be too thin or too rich"?

What age and how white?updated Fri Sep 05 2008 12:00:55

How low should you go when it comes to age and flashing those pearly whites? CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Adult shotsupdated Fri Aug 29 2008 17:23:38

Vaccinations aren't just for kids. CNN's Judy Fortin reports on why adults need their shots too.

Stay wise about weight as you ageupdated Fri Aug 22 2008 14:27:55

As we age we grow, not only in wisdom, (one hopes) but also in size (one hopes not!).

Wise weightupdated Fri Aug 22 2008 11:51:55

The passage of time doesn't mean your weight has to advance too. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

The skinny on body wrapsupdated Fri Aug 15 2008 14:32:16

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at how effective those body wraps are for shaping up.

Sleepy? Try catching some Z's in a podupdated Fri Aug 08 2008 10:22:05

Getting enough rest should be as simple as just shutting your eyes.

Napping needsupdated Fri Aug 08 2008 02:15:22

CNN's Judy Fortin reports on a new way to catch some zzz's during your day.

Women, listen to your heartupdated Fri Aug 01 2008 11:57:38

Health for Her looks at how women are still not aware of their heart health risks. Judy Fortin reports.

Do digital mammograms make a difference?updated Fri Jul 25 2008 11:02:11

When I first heard about digital mammograms, my first thought was, "This could be good."

Digital vs. film mammogramsupdated Fri Jul 25 2008 01:12:18

In Health for Her, CNN's Judy Fortin looks at the difference between digital and film mammograms.

Why fitness mattersupdated Fri Jul 18 2008 11:24:58

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at some reasons women need to work out and lose weight.

Germ warfare moves to the gymupdated Fri Jul 11 2008 10:04:19

Our visits to the gym seem to be a lot more dangerous lately. Forget battling only boredom and feeling the pain. Now the fight is us against them -- and the enemy is germs.

Degerm your gym timeupdated Thu Jul 10 2008 13:40:27

CNN's Judy Fortin explores how to keep germs away from your health club.

Hyperthyroidism explainedupdated Tue Jul 08 2008 12:08:47

Sometimes the thyroid can become overactive, resulting in a condition called hyperthyroidism. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Tiny thyroid can be big problem when it's off kilterupdated Fri Jun 27 2008 09:11:20

Growing up, my Sherman tank-like aunt constantly blamed her thyroid for inability to lose weight.

Summer skin safetyupdated Thu Jun 19 2008 11:32:01

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at how to keep your skin safe under the summer sun.

Think before you get all wrapped upupdated Fri Jun 13 2008 11:57:46

In our constant battle of the bulge, a new weapon is gaining in popularity.

Tanning bed dangersupdated Fri Jun 06 2008 11:26:20

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at the dangers of tanning beds.

When to skip that massageupdated Fri May 30 2008 10:45:50

Massage, that art of laying on hands, has been around for a while and has seen some changes through the years.

Sad heartsupdated Thu May 22 2008 10:56:52

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at a study that shows younger women are more depressed after heart attacks.

Water is vital, but how much should you drink?updated Mon May 19 2008 09:07:17

Very few people question the importance of water in a healthy diet, but lately the needed quantity has been called into question.

Staying hydratedupdated Fri May 16 2008 16:05:10

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at just how much water we really need to stay healthy.

Moms, don't leave out the 'me time'updated Mon May 05 2008 16:39:48

I am not a Trekkie but most days, I feel like I could be living on the starship Enterprise.

Mother needs time for herselfupdated Fri May 02 2008 12:24:18

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at why mothers need to take time out for themselves if they want to be good mothers.

Get beach ready, fast!updated Fri Apr 25 2008 13:41:42

CNN's Judy Fortin offers some tips on how to get ready in a hurry for swimsuit season.

A journey of brain fogs and hot flashes updated Fri Apr 18 2008 13:37:45

As a mature woman -- at least chronologically -- I don't spend a lot of time thinking or worrying about menopause.

Parenthood puts a damper on workoutsupdated Fri Apr 04 2008 15:59:10

They might be the apple of your eye, but chances are, they're the reason the apple pie is sticking to your thighs! That's right, our kids are making us fatter. Well, actually, less fit. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh studied 525 adults and found that although marriage has almost no effect on how much time men or women exercised, having children does.

New weapon in the war on wrinkles: facial yogaupdated Fri Mar 21 2008 14:50:12

I am surprised that women are technically still not allowed to take part in direct combat; in my opinion nobody knows how to fight better. Sure, we might be missing some of the brawn, but I think we more than make up for it with two equally essential war-fighting attributes: patience and pain tolerance.

Understanding the cholesterol numbers gameupdated Fri Feb 08 2008 11:45:32

Lets face it: All the information around cholesterol makes it something of a confusing topic. Not only do we make our own cholesterol, but we also must have it to produce other important body assets, such as cell membranes and certain types of hormones.

Recession-proof your fitness resolutionsupdated Fri Jan 25 2008 15:21:43

Are money worries making your get-in-shape resolution harder to achieve? Nothing like a tumbling stock market to make you reach for that extra slice of chocolate cake, right? But don't hang up the towel just yet. Fiscal fitness doesn't have to tank your physical fitness. There are ways to recession-proof your goal for a new you.

Study: Caffeine may boost miscarriage riskupdated Mon Jan 21 2008 14:32:36

New research out Monday may have expecting moms rethinking their drinking habits.

What dietary supplements can and can't doupdated Mon Jan 14 2008 18:11:24

You are what you eat -- and what you don't eat. And so if you are like many of us, not quite hitting the entire food pyramid, you might be trying to outwit your body by giving it nutritional supplements to make up for the sins of food-group omissions.

Cold season question: To shake or not to shake?updated Fri Dec 28 2007 16:27:38

It's the season for giving and receiving -- yes, of course, gifts and food and holiday cheer, but also something you probably don't want: germs.

Don't surrender to holiday poundsupdated Fri Dec 14 2007 10:36:42

Is it just me or does everyone hear the "Jaws" theme in his or her head when arriving at a holiday buffet? The only question is whether I'm the shark going on attack or it's some sort of mating call to those extra pounds that will no doubt settle somewhere on my body. It's probably a combination.

Not everyone's a good plastic surgery candidateupdated Fri Nov 30 2007 17:16:24

"If it sounds too good to be true, it is." Remember that axiom if you're considering cosmetic surgery. A nose job, tummy tuck or breast lift may change your appearance, but it probably won't fundamentally change your life.

Want strong bones? Start earlyupdated Fri Nov 16 2007 16:17:25

If you want to stand up tall when you're old, you might want to start when you're young. While osteoporosis, or thinning of bone density, usually hits most women after they have gone through menopause, there are steps they can take in their early years to lessen just how much bone they eventually lose.

Breast cancer walker finds her inner superheroupdated Fri Oct 26 2007 11:10:34

For the last few years I've thought I'd like to walk in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. The idea of doing something incredible with more than 2,500 other women for such a great cause seemed like the perfect goal for me.

Breast cancer chemo raises heart risksupdated Fri Oct 19 2007 15:55:51

New research shows the adage "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger" doesn't apply in treating breast cancer.

Alcohol and breast cancer: Weigh your risksupdated Fri Oct 05 2007 18:53:07

We've heard for nearly a decade about the benefits of alcohol -- red wine in particular. It's good for your heart and may have other positive effects. In moderation, we thought, it's not only OK, but actually good for us.