Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime in the United States. There is currently no cure for breast cancer, but scientists have made some significant breakthroughs in treatment as well as new ways to think about causes and risk factors. 93 Breast Cancer Genes Identified Researchers recently found 93… Read more »

Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to talk about the many myths surrounding breast cancer. You may have heard that wearing a bra can increase your risk of developing the disease, but there is no scientific support to this rumor.  But if you think you’re off the hook because you have no family history… Read more »

Women – Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Contrary to popular belief, Heart Disease is just as common in women as in men. In fact, nearly 460,000 women die of cardiovascular disease every year, according to the most recent data from the American Heart Association.  Women often have less extreme symptoms than men, so they may be more likely to ignore warning signs… Read more »

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is coordinated by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.  They utilize the week to empower women in making their health a priority. They also encourage women to take the necessary steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risk of certain diseases.  Those steps include: Eating… Read more »

National Wear Red Day

On the first Friday in February, every year men and women wear red to raise awareness and dispel the myths of heart disease, the number one killer of women. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly… Read more »

Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is no longer thought of as a man’s disease. In the past, women typically received less aggressive treatment for heart disease and were not referred for diagnostic tests as often. As a result, by the time many women were actually diagnosed with heart disease, the disease was already in advanced stages and the… Read more »

How Women Can Reduce their Risk of Heart Attack

Contrary to popular belief, Heart Disease is just as common in women as in men. In fact, nearly 460,000 women die of cardiovascular disease every year, according to the most recent data from the American Heart Association. Women often have less extreme symptoms than men, so they may be more likely to ignore warning signs… Read more »

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

New research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is… Read more »

Top Ten Breast Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

Think Pink While October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, it is also that time of year where we are reminded to think pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any… Read more »

Mammograms – When to Get Screened

For many years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended annual mammograms for women starting at age 40, but in October 2015, they issued new recommendations that were more in line with those of medical experts. They now recommend that women at average risk of breast cancer start mammography at age 45, that they undergo annual… Read more »