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

Shameless: S. Epatha Merkerson on the Sweet Truth About Diabetes

Shameless: S. Epatha Merkerson on the Sweet Truth About Diabetes

Seventeen years ago, when actress S. Epatha Merkerson was 50 years old, she attended a health fair in Washington, D.C., for NBC. At the time, Merkerson was playing the iconic Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC’s “Law & Order.“ As a cameraman from an NBC affiliate followed and filmed her, ..Continue Reading

Expanding The Continuum

Expanding The Continuum

A podcast exploring the intersections of HIV and intimate partner violence brought to you by Futures Without Violence and the National Network to End Domestic Violence Positively Safe Project. Hear luminaries in the field discuss the real implications of a health sector response to HIV and forms of intimate and ..Continue Reading

The Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes

The Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes

Medically reviewed by Dr. Connie Newman. Angie Buchanan, 37, was thrilled with how smoothly she was sailing through her first pregnancy. “I had no morning sickness, my energy level was good and I had just determined pretzel bites were going to be the answer to my carb cravings,” said Buchanan ..Continue Reading

Transgender Lives Can’t Wait – We Must Fight For Them Everyday

Transgender Lives Can’t Wait – We Must Fight For Them Everyday

“As a trans woman of color, I feel that Trans Day of Remembrance is every day for me. During this year’s commemoration I find myself asking what my contribution to the world should be and how I can raise the voices of trans women of color in America. When the ..Continue Reading

Virtual Hill Briefing – Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse during COVID-19

Virtual Hill Briefing – Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse during COVID-19

Title: Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse during COVID-19 Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 Time: 12-1:00pm Eastern/ 9-10:00am Pacific Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3MEKmvAORpCxtuVrPog2Wg Virtual Hill Briefing Convened by National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, Elder Justice Coalition, Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors are at increased risk for elder ..Continue Reading

Experts Discuss the Future of Women’s Health After a Historic Election

Experts Discuss the Future of Women’s Health After a Historic Election

“Today’s conversation is more relevant than ever, and it is critical to understand how women’s health may be affected,” said Beth Battaglino, CEO of HealthyWomen, as she introduced Tuesday’s webinar, “Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court: 2020 Election & Women’s Health.” The webinar was moderated by Arika Pierce, founder of ..Continue Reading

Put That Cigarette Out

Put That Cigarette Out

Joanna had her first cigarette at 16. “My older sister smoked and so did her friends,” Joanna* wrote in an email. “I saw them smoking and thought it was cool and they taught me how.” That started a decade-long habit that Joanna quit 14 years ago, after watching her co-worker ..Continue Reading

Virus Evolution Could Undermine a Covid-19 Vaccine – but This Can Be Stopped

Virus Evolution Could Undermine a Covid-19 Vaccine – but This Can Be Stopped

By Andrew Read, Penn State and David Kennedy, Penn State The first drug against HIV brought dying patients back from the brink. But as excited doctors raced to get the miracle drug to new patients, the miracle melted away. In each and every patient, the drug only worked only for ..Continue Reading