Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

Soon after the new year, a new presidential administration will take office. We’ll also have a new Congress, the 117th, with a Senate currently composed of 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats — with two Georgia Senate seats to be determined in runoffs in early January — and the House of ..Continue Reading

Laughing Is Good For Your Mind and Your Body – Here’s What the Research Shows

Laughing Is Good For Your Mind and Your Body – Here’s What the Research Shows

By Janet M. Gibson, Grinnell College Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because ..Continue Reading

The Global Threat of Superbugs

The Global Threat of Superbugs

Getting a simple infection is no big deal. You just go to the doctor and get a prescription for an antibiotic. For the most part, this is a good thing. After all, people don’t die from a simple cut like they used to. But the ease of getting antibiotics also ..Continue Reading

Why the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Now a Global Game Changer

Why the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Now a Global Game Changer

By Michael Head, University of Southampton In the long dark tunnel that has been 2020, November stands out as the month that light appeared. Some might see it as a bright light, others as a faint light – but it is unmistakably a light. On November 9, Pfizer announced the ..Continue Reading

Dense Breasts

Dense Breasts

Overview Breast density is a term used to describe the amount of tissue versus fat in the breast. In dense breasts, there is more fibroglandular tissue — the lobules, ducts and connective tissue — and less fat. In general, women whose breasts have more than 50% fibroglandular tissue are said ..Continue Reading

Building Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking Partnerships Between Community Health Centers and Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs

Building Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking Partnerships Between Community Health Centers and Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs

Title: Building Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking Partnerships Between Community Health Centers and Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs Date: Monday, December 14, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pmPST/12:00-1:00pmMST/1:00-2:00pmCST/2:00pm-3:00pmEST Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lDSu0O3-QLyo4bimyoQEgQ  Description: This webinar will feature the critical role of domestic violence advocacy programs in supporting patients on intimate partner violence/human trafficking (IPV/HT) and how to build meaningful collaborations ..Continue Reading

Do You Have Dense Breasts?

Do You Have Dense Breasts?

What kind of breasts do you have? We’re not talking size, but density. Nearly half of all women over age 40 who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, which means there is a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue and not much fat in the breasts. Glandular tissue ..Continue Reading

Endometriosis Made My Pregnancy High Risk

Endometriosis Made My Pregnancy High Risk

I had my first miscarriage in 2015. Three more followed. My womb was a land mine, a holding space for scar tissue and trauma. It turns out a baby wasn’t something I could will into fruition, like the other goals in my life. Given my health history, staying pregnant was ..Continue Reading

Do You Need to See a Cardio-Oncologist?

Do You Need to See a Cardio-Oncologist?

Decades of research and improved treatment — along with increased awareness of the importance of early detection — have made it possible for the majority of those diagnosed with cancer to live longer and fuller lives. According to the most recent American Cancer Society statistics, the five-year survival rate for ..Continue Reading

As CDC Warns Against Thanksgiving Travel, Here Are a Dozen More Things You Can Do to Help Stop Covid-19

As CDC Warns Against Thanksgiving Travel, Here Are a Dozen More Things You Can Do to Help Stop Covid-19

By Pamela M. Aaltonen, Purdue University As Americans prepare for the first Thanksgiving in the time of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stark warning a week before the big day: Don’t travel. No over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s condo. No ..Continue Reading