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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

2017-10-02T17:48:52+00:00

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017 2017-10-02T17:48:52+00:00

Artist and musician’s body is wracked with cancer, but she ain’t afraid to keep fighting

2017-09-15T22:08:39+00:00

Over the past 40 years, the number of deaths per year from cervical cancer has declined by 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, the decrease in mortality is due in large part to the higher frequency of pap smears, which started in the ’70s.

Artist and musician’s body is wracked with cancer, but she ain’t afraid to keep fighting 2017-09-15T22:08:39+00:00

Healthy Girl Workout

2017-08-16T16:31:48+00:00

In my 12 plus years of caring for women, I have heard every excuse in the book for not exercising…. “I don’t have time”, “I have kids”, “I can’t afford a gym”, “I don’t know where to start”, etc. Weight is a concern for many of my patients. Excess weight also increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am a firm believer in healthy diet and exercise, both to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy Girl Workout 2017-08-16T16:31:48+00:00

What is the BRCA gene mutation?

2017-06-06T23:44:51+00:00

According to the National Cancer Institute the BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that are responsible for producing tumor suppressor proteins. When there is a mutation in one of these genes it increases the chance that DNA damage isn’t repaired properly. This increases the chance of cells becoming cancerous. About [...]

What is the BRCA gene mutation? 2017-06-06T23:44:51+00:00

Skin Cancer Awareness

2017-05-24T23:09:43+00:00

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, especially in younger people. In fact, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.

Skin Cancer Awareness 2017-05-24T23:09:43+00:00

“Vaginal Kung Fu” could injure your vagina

2017-05-17T00:31:39+00:00

By “Vaginal Kung Fu” Allure and their experts mean hoisting rocks with pelvic floor muscles. That does sound less sexy, doesn’t it? I am using Kung Fu in the title for this post, even though it pains me more than slightly, so this piece appears in searches as this technique is unnecessary and potentially harmful.

“Vaginal Kung Fu” could injure your vagina 2017-05-17T00:31:39+00:00

Moderate Drinking Defined

2017-05-27T21:55:08+00:00

Drinking above these guidelines can increase the risk for motor vehicle crashes, weight gain, insomnia, high blood pressure, stroke, violence, suicide, and certain types of cancer.

Moderate Drinking Defined 2017-05-27T21:55:08+00:00
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