Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.

Hair loss (or alopecia) for a woman can be emotionally painful. While some men with no hair are considered handsome, this is not the case for women whom often perceive their hair as part of their physical identity. Losing it can be distressing. And yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.

Want to be more productive, successful and organized? Want less chaos in your life and more Zen? Establishing a routine after you wake up – whether it’s 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. – sets the tone for the rest of your day and can help you feel calm, in control, powerful and more productive.

Yoga students and instructors say people are dropping their preconceived notions about yoga being a mostly spiritual or even religious experience, and waking up the fact it can be a great way to build strength and release stress, all while working up a sweat.

She had survived the unthinkable, but Tameka Dickerson couldn’t see herself as a triumphant breast cancer survivor. At 28, the disease put her life in danger, but it threatened much more than her health.