Tag Archives : Women’s Health

General Medical · News

Mammography, Like Democracy, is Imperfect But Essential: New Guidelines Wrong

By Reichman, M.D. Bonnie
(The piece below is second in a series of responses by WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board to the new screening guidelines for breast and cervical cancer issued last week. Check back later for word from Dr. Elizabeth Poynor on cervical cancer screening and from Dr. Allen on the cumulative effect of both. — Ed.) Breast cancer is every woman’s greatest fear. …
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General Medical

Making It to 92

By Julie M. Danis
All the doctors sang the same tune, “You’re getting older.” Generally, I didn’t think I looked or felt like I was approaching 50, whatever that is suppose to look and feel like. But it’s difficult to feel young when the diagnosis is “old.” I did feel sweaty at night, hot during the day and generally irritable all the time, which…
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General Medical

Dr. Holly Andersen: Preventing Coronary Artery Disease

By Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Andersen, I have a strong family history of coronary artery disease even though no one in my family has diabetes or obesity. Everyone who had this problem was fit and did not smoke. Maternal grandfather died in his 50’s of a sudden heart attack. His sister died of heart failure in her 60’s after having survived two heart…
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Emotional Health

Health News: HRT Patches vs. Pills; Cancer Options Coming Soon; STDs Up in Over-45s; Dance to This Video Right Now

By Womens Voices for Change
Think of It As a Luscious Band-Aid: Women who opt for hormone replacement therapy now may want to reject the pill for a patch: a new British study shows that those who used patches had significantly less risk of (otherwise unfortunately common) gallbladder problems. When rates of the illness among HRT users and women who did not use HRT were…
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General Medical · Health

A Heart Caper – Following Your Instincts Could Save Your Life

By Womens Voices for Change
By Gail Blanke / bio “You’re a very smart lady,” said a voice only slightly muffled by a surgical mask. “You know that?” “Really, I am?” I slurred. “Why?” “Because you followed your instincts,” said the doctor. “Because you paid attention to the voice in your head.” “Oh,” I said. “Yeah. So what did you find out?” Sriram S. Iyer,…
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Health · Menopause

Health News Mix: Menopause is Good for Your Health – Really; FDA Looks at Gardasil for Older Women; Knee Deep in Gender Bias; Online Health Records; More on Menopause and Weight

By Womens Voices for Change
Smile! It Gets Better: Here’s some good news going into the weekend: Researchers have found that menopause is good for your health. “In fact it’s quite good,” said Professor Lorraine Dennerstein, a psychiatrist at the University of Melbourne, who studied more than 400 women over 15 years through their menopause transition. Dennerstein presented the findings this week at the International…
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