Posts Categorized: Women’s Health

Women with Chest Pain
Are More Likely to Delay Care

Women with chest pain are more prone to delay asking for care, according to a study presented last week at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The study had two parts. First, researchers interviewed patients who had an angiogram (cardiac catheterization) about their experience with the chest pain that led their doctors to recommend the test. The… posted in: Heart Health, Women's Health tags:


Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Free Event

Advances in breast cancer treatment have made more tissue-sparing procedures possible. Still, some breast cancer patients may need a mastectomy (removal of the breast[s]). Breast cancer reconstruction surgically rebuilds breasts for women who have had one or both breasts removed due to cancer. Various types of techniques are available. It helps for patients to understand… posted in: Breast Cancer, Event, Women's Health tags:


Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy
for Gyn Cancer Survivors

Treatment for gynecologic cancer can result in peripheral neuropathy. Join us this Thursday night, 6 to 7 p.m., for Bridge to Survivorship: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy to learn ways to manage and reduce symptoms of this common side effect. Peripheral neuropathy is a group of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves that transmit information… posted in: Cancer, Event, Women's Health tags:


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the US, according to the National Institutes of Health. Drinking during pregnancy can cause a wide range of disabilities–intellectual disabilities, speech and language delays, poor social skills or fetal alcohol syndrome–that last a lifetime. International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders… Read more »

Relationship Stress Does Real Harm

Stress can kill a relationship. Now, research shows it can affect life expectancy, too. Middle-aged people’s mortality risk goes up when they are in stressful relationships, according to a recent issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers in the University of Copenhagen reached their findings after following nearly 10,000 adults for 11… Read more »

Women with Diabetes, Watch Out for Heart Disease

Women with diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) are at a higher risk for developing heart disease than men with the disorder, according to a study in a recent issue of Diabetologia. The medical journal’s meta-analysis of 64 studies involved more than 850,000 individuals and 28,000 coronary events. It confirmed the connection between diet, exercise… Read more »

Don’t Write Off Annual Pelvic Exams

Annual pelvic exams are useful for gynecologists to diagnose issues like incontinence and sexual dysfunction, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said yesterday. The group was responding to the American College of Physicians’ new recommendation against annual pelvic exams for women at low risk and with no symptoms. Scientific evidence doesn’t prove or… Read more »

Skin Damage: A Permanent Reminder of Days in the Sun

If you think tanned skin gives you “a healthy glow,” think again. Enough exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from any source, natural or otherwise, causes skin damage–such as skin cancer and premature aging–in anyone. I’ve seen signs of aging and skin cancer in patients as young as their 20s. Tanning salons do not prevent skin… Read more »

Healthy Eating: There’s an App for That

Get the low-down on healthy eating and the best tools to help you do it next Wednesday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Join us for Healthy Eating in the Digital Age: There’s an App for That. We’ll discuss good-for-you food choices plus nutrition facts and myths. Then we’ll explore some of the best… Read more »