Every Womans Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World
Women are concerned with a variety of healthcare topics, and we do our best to cover a broad range in each of our quarterly issues. Topics covered in “Every Woman’s Health” might include overviews of common women’s health issues like cardiovascular health, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone health, for example, or offer skin care advice from dermatologists or tips for combating sleep disorders or depression.

Could You Be At Risk Of Heart Disease?

If I asked you about the leading cause of deaths for adults in the United States, what would you say? Many people lean towards cancer, hearing about it often in the news or as plot lines in their favorite television dramas. The true deadly culprit, however, is heart disease. Heart disease causes 1 in 7 […]

Goodbye Winter, Hello Summer! The Sun Safety Tips You Need to Know

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. As our outdoor activity and sun exposure begins to increase we need to remind ourselves about the risks of skin cancer. What is the balance between spending time outdoors enjoying all that summer has to offer and avoiding sun damage? Simply put – just follow […]

New Technologies Connecting Patients to Solutions

Like most other 30-somethings across the country, Alisa Rouse pulls her smartphone from her pocket dozens of times a day, to check email, text friends, and call family. But also to log her symptoms as they occur: headaches, fatigue, itching, pain, and more. Alisa lives with polycythemia vera (PV), a rare disease that causes the […]

Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis

The SpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. David Borenstein Spondyloarthritis is an immune-mediated chronic inflammation of the structures of the spine. The initial symptom is typically back pain which is often misdiagnosed.  A normal immune system fights off infections and kills abnormal cells that can grow into cancers.  In people with spondyloarthritis, immune cells […]

Medical Bills: How I reduced my medical costs and avoided going into debt

Patient advocate Jim Sliney, Jr. offers advice on how to reduce your medical costs and avoid going into debt. I started 2018 with medical debt resulting from emergency surgery I had last October. It could have been worse, and for a while it was. But with some determination and patience, I reduced my medical costs […]

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Solve Problems Without Surgery

Pelvic floor physical therapists treat conditions related to the bladder, bowel, and sexual organs. Did you know there is a specific type of physical therapy that solely addresses conditions within the pelvic region? It is called pelvic floor physical therapy, or you may also hear it referred to as women’s and men’s health physical therapy. […]

Unraveling the Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Among Women

A new partnership will fund research that focuses on females with the disease More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is estimated to jump to 16 million by 2050 as people live longer and baby boomers reach the age when they are more at risk of the disease.1 What […]

Women and Alcoholism

By Laurie Wertich The child of two alcoholics, Dawn King was never a big drinker. For years she and her husband would enjoy an occasional glass of wine, but alcohol just didn’t figure largely into their lives. Then several years ago, stress started creeping into Dawn’s life—and with it came alcohol. As the stress piled […]

By Your Side Q&A The Hospital Visit

Guidelines and suggestions for patients and loved ones spending time in the hospital. Q: Recently, several people I know were all in the hospital at the same time. It was so stressful trying to schedule all of those visits. Does it send an uncaring message when you don’t visit someone in the hospital? A: The […]

Recognizing Alzheimer’s Disease and the Need for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Did you know that every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly half of them are already in the moderate-to-severe stage at the time of diagnosis?1 Despite being the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease has gained a reputation as an illness we can’t do anything […]