Tag: women’s health

10 Myths We Bust About Varicose Veins.

With all there is to love about summertime, the one drawback is that there's no hiding behind long pants and boots once the heat hits.  We welcome June's shorts & mini's, but I don't love seeing those spider & varicose veins out from under...

We learn about the latest treatment for Uterine Fibroids.

Along with girls’ nights out and romantic getaways, Scoop girls know our annual visit to the gynecologist is a must-have on our calendars. We may not joyfully anticipate a date with the stirrups, but prioritizing our health is essential to stay fabulous for decades...

ScoopTheLake on Vitamins: What You Should Be Taking Every Day

If you’re anything like we are at Scoop, you’re probably trying hard to look and feel your best. You might be juicing a few times a week (or stopping at a juice bar) and working out almost every day. You also probably have your...

Why you should be drinking aloe vera juice

If you've ever had a nasty sunburn, you may have relied on aloe vera gel to relieve your pain. You might even have an aloe vera plant in your home. Well, you probably wouldn't think so to look at one, but you can actually drink the...

How to Pick a Sunscreen… and other things you may not know re: sun damage

Sun damage is no longer defined by what you can see on your skin in the present moment. You may have no sign of damage today, and it can be silently building up to rear its ugly head later. The least of that ugliness is the...

Be Smart about Skin Cancer.

Here comes the sun... and we are on top of it. Besides checking the weather forecast every morning to see if we are any closer to stable warmth, we checked in with Dr. Kosari from DERMATOLOGY LASER & VEIN SPECIALISTS OF THE CAROLINAS to get the...

20 ways to add protein powder to your diet

Protein powder isn't just for the Arnold Schwarzenegger's of the world. Everyone can benefit from a diet that is rich in protein, and the right protein powders can make this easily, healthily done. Protein in your diet can help to boost your metabolism, balance blood sugar levels,...

20 new ways to add coconut oil to your life

There's a pretty big coconut oil craze going on right now, and I believe it is more than just a fad. What makes coconut oil so special, you ask? For starters, coconut oil is lower in calories than many other oils.  In addition, it is easily...

The Full Scoop on Standing Desks

Our aim at scoop is to empower you, our readers, to be better-dressed, healthier, and happier, so it wasn't long before the idea of Standing Desks caught our attention. If you claim a spot in front of a computer screen to earn your living (like most...

Sit at a desk all day? Outsmart a sedentary lifestyle with these 6 tips.

You know those Day in the Life/24 Hours interviews that nobody does better than Harper's Bazaar? For many of us, a Day in the Life interview would involve hours upon hours of adventures in sitting at our desks: 9:01... working hard answering emails. 10:11... glaring at Mona's humble-brags on...

Who Does Your Heart Beat For? Join us as we focus on Heart Health with CHS this February.

Hashtag News Flash. Heart Disease and Stroke are WOMEN'S health issues.  We are at higher risk than men, with a 58% combined heart disease risk vs. that of 48% for men.   Women have more strokes than men, and more women die from strokes than men. Yes.  While...

February is National Heart Month. Let’s all wear some red.

Being heart healthy is going to be a major focus for scoop this February, as we are joining Carolinas HealthCare System in their campaign for heart health for you and yours this National Heart Month. Whether you are shopping for a little something red...

Top Signs of a Body Image, Self-Esteem or Disordered Eating Problem… and How to Help

In the age of high-def images and the celebrated attainment of physical perfection, we all can find things about our own bodies that we don't like. How do you know, though, when you, your friend or loved one has veered into a danger zone, one...

The Importance of Positive Body Image and 10 Strategies to Develop One.

by Rebecca Glavin, therapist For many of us, the time for New Years Resolutions is both exciting and anxiety provoking. Year after year, it seems that many of our New Years resolutions focus on our bodies. We want to get into better shape. We want...

My Journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren at OrthoCarolina

Simply put...I was in pain. Chronic Neck Pain that radiated up both sides of neck down into my shoulders and lived primarily in the large bone at the base of my neck.I had tried everything: chiropractics, reflexology, yoga, massage, muscle relaxers, opiates, inversion therapy and...

Here are some ways you can fight the flu with food.

According to Andy Williams, the legendary singer of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", this is the "hap-happiest season of all".  While I will certainly not disagree, Mr. Williams did fail to mention that this is also the dreaded cold and flu...

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