Study Finds Faulty Gene Doesn’t Affect Breast Cancer Survival Rates

When it comes to serious health issues like breast cancer, it can be difficult to get the facts straight on fundamental questions: What risk factors should I be concerned about? What procedure should I get if I do get breast cancer? Am I more or less likely to be at risk if I follow a… Read more »

Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Tips for Women

Have you struggled with painful urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the past? You’re not alone. Because of anatomical differences, women are generally more likely to contract UTIs than men. These infections are typically caused by the bacteria E. coli when it’s accidentally transferred from the anus to the urethra. Each time you have a UTI,… Read more »

Treat Yourself to an Annual Well-Woman Visit [Infographic]

It’s safe to say that most people don’t exactly look forward to visiting the doctor, but regular checkups are an important part of a proactive health regimen. These doctor appointments can allow women to tackle a variety of health issues head-on, from family planning concerns to cancer screenings and heart disease risk assessments. Unfortunately, however,… Read more »

Federal Judge Blocks Rollback of Contraception Mandate

The Republican-controlled US Congress may have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, but the Trump Administration is still attempting to dismantle some of its core features. In October, for example, the White House announced that it would end the bill’s birth control mandate which requires businesses to provide free contraceptive coverage… Read more »

GE Offers a New, More Comfortable Mammogram

Mammograms are important health screenings that the American Cancer Society recommends all women over the age of 44 should undergo once a year. But despite their ability to identify signs of breast cancer, many women are still reluctant to receive regular mammograms.  This is due in large part to the fact that the compression phase… Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month was officially established in 1989, we’ve all become familiar with the pink ribbons that adorn cars and storefronts this time of year. For many of us, these symbols remind us of a loved one, or even our own struggles with this frightening disease.  Cancer researchers have made some remarkable strides… Read more »

Essential Health Screenings for Women of All Ages

In our last blog entry, we discussed two distinct breast cancer screening techniques – mammography and thermography. Mammograms are particularly important health screenings that The American Cancer Society recommends all women age 45 and older should undergo once a year. But mammograms are far from the only health screening women should have each year. Today… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Mammography and Thermography?

The American Cancer Society recommends that all women age 45 and older get an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer. Prior to that, women who notice any changes in the look and feel of their breasts should undergo a mammogram as well. Mammography utilizes X-rays to identify anatomical changes in breast tissue that occur… Read more »

Trump Administration Expected to End Birth Control Mandate

Republican senators may have failed in their recent attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but at least one component of the sweeping Obama-era healthcare bill is still in jeopardy. According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, the Trump Administration is finalizing plans to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s… Read more »

In Colorado, Pharmacists Can Now Prescribe Birth Control

With the future of a federal mandate requiring free birth control coverage in jeopardy, a number of states are stepping in to take matters into their own hands. Here in New York, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state government would take “aggressive action” to protect women’s access to no-cost birth control… Read more »