Health & Wellness2022-09-07T14:36:38-04:00

A Woman’s Guide to Hypertension

Illustration by Branden Barker Heart disease knows no bounds. Written by Lennie Omalza It is the leading cause of death in both men and women throughout the U.S., claiming more than 2,000 lives every single day. Hypertension, more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for heart disease. Almost 50% of American adults have it — though many don’t even know it. Fortunately, hypertension is both treatable and preventable. Here’s what you should know: What is Hypertension/high blood pressure? Blood pressure refers to the force of your blood [...]

By |February 16, 2023|Health & Wellness|

A Trip to Napa & Sonoma

Wine Group enjoying the outdoors at Dry Creek Vineyard. Bottom: Pamela Thompson, Tawana Bain, Kathy Oyler, Theresa Reno Weber; Top: Patty Tye Dale, Lauren Coulter, Christen Boone, Natasha Munshi, Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Kimberly Halbauer. Today’s Woman Publisher Tawana Bain recently went on a girlfriends’ getaway to Napa and Sonoma Valleys for good food, great fun and delicious wine. Here’s a shortlist of some spectacular places to visit in California’s Wine Country. Written & photos provided by Tawana Bain Last November Tawana and a few friends joined the 3.85 million people who visit Napa [...]

By |February 10, 2023|Health & Wellness|

Let’s Talk About Sex: Caught in a Bad Romance

Sexual chemistry matters in relationships but is good sex worth staying with a toxic partner? Coralie McEachron explores why it’s better to move on. Written by Coralie McEachron | Illustration by Branden Barker We’ve all been there – you’re at a bar with friends and a text from a familiar name is received sending off a course of adrenaline through your body. The good? Anticipating a night of orgasmic pleasure. The bad? Leaving the scene with your self-worth compromised after having sex with someone you know isn’t right for you.   How do we find [...]

By |February 3, 2023|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Sacred Spirituality of Tantra

Commonly known for its association with sex and pleasure, our columnist uncovers the real deal about tantra. Written by Erin Riedel, LCSW | Illustration by Branden Barker The curtains are drawn. The candles are lit. Enya is playing in the background. Two people sit naked, face-to-face, their legs wrapped around each other’s waists, their hands on each other’s hearts. Their eyes are locked, their breaths are synchronized, and never-ending full-body orgasms are mere moments away. This is what you believe tantra is, right? Well, actually, it isn’t. While all of that can be a part [...]

By |January 18, 2023|Community & Sisterhood, Let's Talk About Sex|

A Woman’s Guide to Alternative Wellness

From acupuncture to yoga, more people are turning to holistic options for their chronic conditions. Experts explain why alternative medicine can be a path to optimal health. Written by Lennie Omalza When it comes to health, our thoughts might immediately turn to doctor’s appointments, diet, and exercise. But being healthy is about more than eating balanced meals and ensuring your vaccinations are up to date — it’s a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. And though traditional western medicine is often the go-to when we’re not feeling our best, there are a plethora [...]

By |January 11, 2023|Health & Wellness|

Health Check: The Fight for Black Lives

“Healthcare professionals weren't always safe for people of color,” Dr. Edward Miller, FACOG, Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Louisville, and Chief Diversity Officer of UofL Health, told attendees at a recent health equity panel discussion. Experts gathered for an enlightening panel discussion on health disparities for the Black community in Louisville and beyond. Here’s the recap. Written by Shirelle Williams | Photographed by Mary Helen Nunn Today's Woman Publisher Tawana Bain talks to the crowd. With a multitude of chronic conditions affecting African Americans, prominent leaders in [...]

By |January 4, 2023|Health & Wellness, Health Check|
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