The lining of your uterus, your endometrium, is like a garden bed where a pregnancy can be planted. But other things sometimes grow there, too—including cancerous cells. Endometrial cancer affects more than 635,000 women in the US, but there's no standard screening test designed to catch it.

"Pap tests don't check for or find endometrial cancer, and most women who get it have normal Paps," says Nita Karnik Lee, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Medicine. In order to detect the disease, your doctor would have to order a transvaginal ultrasound or CT scan (along with a biopsy)—which of course isn't standard or advisable unless there's a strong reason to suspect you might have cancer.

To protect yourself, start by knowing your risk factors: You can get endometrial cancer anytime, but it's most common between ages 45-74. Being overweight, having diabetes, and taking estrogen-only hormones ups your risk. So does going through menopause later than normal or having gotten your first period at an extra young age.

But the most important thing you can do, really, is to know the warning signs. (If you catch endometrial cancer early, it's highly curable.) Here are some worth bringing to your doc's attention:
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It's 2 a.m. and you're wide awake. Again. What's the deal?

First of all, understand that waking up in the middle of the night is completely normal and part of our human DNA, says Jose Colon, MD, founder of Paradise Sleep and author of The Sleep Diet.

"Nobody sleeps through the night," Colon says. In fact, he says even 4 to 6 nocturnal awakenings are considered normal. "This goes back to our caveman days where one would wake up, scan the environment, make sure there are no tigers, and then go back to sleep," he says.
That last part is key: You should be able to go back to sleep. If you can't, one of these 5 sleep stealers may be standing between you and a good night's rest:
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It’s a chill season and that wintry weather season has a bad name. It is called as the flu season or the cold season or the season when contagious diseases abound.
This is the nasty time of year when everybody is getting sick and especially in a home with large families because when one person gets sick then everybody else gets sick.
Are you worried about getting sick this flu season? Are you want some wonderful remedies to help you feeling better as well as stay feeling better this cold and flu season?
Well, by following a few some health tips, you can lower your risk of getting sick and limb yourself with some natural options to punt your infection fast.
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Acid reflux is painful. Food and acid splash into the esophagus and cause belching, heartburn and, in some severe cases, chest pains. Some individuals have experienced pain so intense they thought they had a heart attack. If a person experiences acid reflux on a regular basis, the acids will irritate the esophagus, which may advance to scarring, ulceration, swelling, or hemorrhaging. What is the risk of acid reflux? Many experts agree, if acid reflux persists, it may lead to esophageal cancer.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is the unassuming powerhouse of herbal medicine. Often mischaracterized as a weed, dandelion (the leaf in particular) is packed with beneficial nutrients that allow it to make substantial, positive contributions toward supporting good health. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion is used to encourage liver health, nourish bones and joints, and support the body’s normal detoxification routes. The plant is easy to grow, easy to use, and its many positive attributes might surprise you.
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The kidneys are among the most important organs in the human body. The kidneys help to detox and filter impurities from the blood, pulling waste products out and regulating fluid balance. They shunt unnecessary nutrients, excess water, and toxins to the bladder for elimination as urine. Kidney stones form when the kidneys are not able to process and excrete waste, excess minerals, and toxins and crystals of unprocessed minerals begin to develop. Kidney stones, if they’re large enough, may cause tearing and pain, some even block urine flow.

The following are some simple natural remedies that may help soothe the discomfort of kidney stones and speed up the body’s natural healing processes.

It's that magical time of year again; the holiday decorations are up, friends are planning parties, and everyone is feeling warm, fuzzy, and grateful. For some of us, however, this festive season can mean exposure to a bunch of foods and drinks that are less than friendly to our digestion. The best strategy, of course, is to avoid inflammatory or trigger foods—like kombucha, cruciferous veggies, mushrooms, and dairy, which can all cause bloating—as much as we can. Another option is to experiment in the kitchen and try to make some healthier versions of our favorite comfort foods.

But if these two preventive strategies fall through, and you find yourself regretting those cream-filled mashed potatoes (as delicious as they were), it's a great idea to have some digestion-saving natural remedies, like the ones below, on hand.
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A baby in her mother’s womb gets nourishment from the food that the mother eats and drinks. It is the major source of the nourishment. Thus, it is recommended that women must practice healthy diet in pregnancy. The pregnant woman requires a lot of folic acid, calcium, protein and iron all throughout.
Folic acid is required by the women to prevent any birth defect in the spine and brain of the baby. This condition is known as the Neural tube defects. Calcium is also required to strengthen the teeth and bones of the babies. If the woman is deficient in calcium, the mineral will be taken from that of the body of the mother. Also, iron is yet another essential element for a pregnant woman. This is because, if the woman doesn’t have enough iron, the baby may be born anaemic. And, the babies will develop some risks of infections. Last but not the least, protein is the element, which is required in huge quantities by the pregnant women. This mineral is required by the women to develop the essential organs of the baby, which include the heart and the brain.

Here, we shall discuss about some of the essential food items, which must be included in the diet in pregnancy. Let’s look at them one by one.

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Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity.
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