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Keeping active helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cope. IBS affects up to 20 percent of the U.S. population, primarily women, and there's no effective cure. But a University of Utah study of 1,060 people with IBS found that increased physical activity improved their quality of life. Those with the condition associated such activity with greater physical functioning and reduced symptoms.
Mental HealthYour mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Women's HealthStay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.