Santa and Your Health

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Christmas is just around the corner.  That means that Santa and his elves are watching everything you do to determine if you should go on the “Naughty” or “Nice” list this year.  Did you know that Santa is very concerned about your health?  He wants to make sure that you do not forget to take … Read More

Study Finds That the Risk For Depression Lingers After Breast Cancer

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October is the month that we raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.  However, Breast Cancer touches many aspects of a woman’s life, and the effects linger well after the Cancer has been detected treated and hopefully cured.  A study conducted by researchers in Copenhagen and published in the … Read More

Preventive Women’s Health

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Do you have smoke alarms installed in your home?  Do you have a home security system?  Do you own a car, homeowners, health or life insurance policy?  Most likely, you have answered yes to many or all of these questions.  All of these things mentioned above are examples of preventive measures we take everyday to … Read More

Three Women’s Health Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier New Year

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It is December and that means snow, lights, trees, parties, presents and holiday cheer.  It also means that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Have you started making your 2014 New Year’s resolutions yet?  Perhaps you should.  There are three important women’s health resolutions you can make this year that will provide for … Read More

Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FBC)

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Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FBC), is a common condition that affects approximately 60% of women, primarily women between the ages of thirty and fifty.  It is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in one or both breasts.  The lumpiness and discomfort associated with FBC is due to small breast masses or cysts that are benign (non-cancerous). … Read More

FDA Approves New Silicone Gel Breast Implant With Restrictions

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new silicone gel breast implant manufactured by Mentor Worldwide LLC, with strict requirements.  The manufacturer is required to closely monitor the women who use it and research the long-term effects. The Mentor MemoryShape breast implant has been approved by the FDA for the use of increasing … Read More

What Are BRAC1 and BRAC2?

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Ever since popular actress Angelina Jolie went public with the fact that she had undergone a double mastectomy as a preventive measure after a specialized test detected a harmful genetic mutation, there has been a lot of publicity surrounding BRAC1 and BRAC2.  BRAC1 stands for “Breast Cancer Susceptibility One” and BRAC2 stands for “Breast Cancer … Read More

Major Issues Concerning Women’s Health

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Being a woman today can be stressful.  Many of us are trying to balance work, family and other obligations and are finding that there is just not enough of us to go around.  Many of us are feeling, tired, stressed and worn down and this can leave us more susceptible to health problems.  That is … Read More

Vegetable Compound Shows Promise in Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Approximately 15% to 20% of women with breast cancer have a form that is often referred to as “Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”  This name is used because women with this form of breast cancer do not have any of the three receptors (Estrogen Receptors, Progesterone Receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)) that characterize … Read More

October Means Halloween/Breast Cancer Awareness

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Fall is in the air.  You can feel a slight chill when walking the kids to the bus stop in the morning.  The leaves are falling from the trees and are even starting to change colors.  Everywhere you look, you see pumpkins, goblins and ghouls.  It must be October.  October brings football, lots of leaves … Read More