Categories
National Women's Health Report

Women & skin health

Women & skin health Marsha Shapiro grew up next to the resort city of Virginia Beach, VA, so as a teenager she spent hours baking herself on the hot sand, her body slathered in baby oil, covered with just the tiniest of bikinis. But today Ms. Shapiro, 37, who lives in Atlanta, GA, gets an […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

reading about gynecologic cancer is enough to send shivers down any woman’s spine

Preventing & coping with gynecologic cancers: reading about gynecologic cancer is enough to send shivers down any woman’s spine Pamela Peeke For we define much of our womanhood through our reproductive organs, not only on a physiological basis, for example, our ovaries produce estrogen, but also in an emotional way, particularly when it comes to […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

Bone health across the lifespan

Bone health across the lifespan – Ages & Stages Doctors who specialize in osteoporosis know that, although the disease primarily affects women in their 60s and beyond, its seeds are sown back in childhood. Here’s a look at bone growth through the ages–from birth to old age. Early childhood. The bones of a fetus and […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

think heart disease and atherosclerosis and you think about middle-aged or elderly men and women. Now look at your 12-year-old. There’s a pretty good chance she’s already got fatty streaks in her aorta, the body’s main artery, an early sign of atherosclerosis. She may also have high cholesterol

Heart disease in children: think heart disease and atherosclerosis and you think about middle-aged or elderly men and women. Now look at your 12-year-old. There’s a pretty good chance she’s already got fatty streaks in her aorta, the body’s main artery, an early sign of atherosclerosis. She may also have high cholesterol In fact, up […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

Women & health literacy

Women & health literacy Toni Cordell lost her uterus because she couldn’t read very well. When she was in her mid-30s, she suffered from what she called a “bulging” in her vaginal area. So she did what any woman would do: She went to see her doctor. “That’s an easy repair,” her doctor said. And […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

pneumonia specialist Orin Levine, PhD, is the first to admit that the disease to which he’s devoted his life gets no respect

Pneumonia & women: pneumonia specialist Orin Levine, PhD, is the first to admit that the disease to which he’s devoted his life gets no respect “The reality is that many people don’t appreciate the frequency and severity of pneumonia as a global health problem,” says Dr. Levine, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

Face-to-face with your health care professional

Face-to-face with your health care professional Pamela Peeke We’ve talked a lot about all the things health care professionals do wrong when it comes to communicating health information. But what about you? What is your role in the relationship? Well, as with any relationship, health communication is a two-way street. ********** I know that I […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

Lifestyle tips for staying fracture-free

Lifestyle tips for staying fracture-free – Lifestyle Corner Pamela Peeke A diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis is not a death sentence. Rather, it’s a warning that you have to pay more attention to your lifestyle habits and your surroundings. For women don’t die from osteoporosis; instead, they die from complications related to the fractures that […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

Gynecologic cancers & women’s health

Gynecologic cancers & women’s health It was only in retrospect that Rebecca Reynolds recognized something was wrong. Sure, she felt bloated and had gained a few pounds, but wasn’t that just part and parcel of middle age? Sure, her stomach was a mess, with indigestion, gas, diarrhea and constipation, but she’d had such symptoms on […]

Categories
National Women's Health Report

Women, chronic stress & resilience

Women, chronic stress & resilience Talk about a stressful life. Between the books she writes, the research she conducts, talks, business-related travel–not to mention her responsibilities at home–stress researcher Esther M. Sternberg, MD, knows her topic well. But it took a time when the stress finally got to her, when she became so exhausted that […]