Heart Disease and Women

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 »

Three Things Every Woman Should Be Doing for Her Heart

Many women are unaware that heart disease is the greatest threat to their health. Yet, heart disease takes more women’s lives annually than every form of cancer combined. The American Heart Association (AHA) urges women to spend as much time taking care of their hearts as they do their families, jobs and homes. Lifestyle changes… Read more »

Breast Cancer – Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

To be clear, there is no single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, but dietary choices can make a difference in the risk of developing breast cancer and overall well-being while living with breast cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different areas, grow in different ways, and require different kinds of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and falls on the last Wednesday of each September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and… Read more »

Vitamin C for Ovarian Cancer

Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously combined with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. By evaluating the therapy in cells, animals, and humans, the researchers found that a combination of infused vitamin… Read more »

Healthy, Glowing Skin this Spring

Spring is here. Your skin is thirsty for fresh air and sunshine. But it’s also the beginning of sunburn season. To maintain healthy, glowing skin, follow these tips:  Moisturize – The warm weather makes not only you thirsty, but your skin as well. Moisturizing is key. If your skin is hydrated and healthy, it can… Read more »