Expert Insights

Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Diagnosis and Treatment

It’s easy enough to hide your legs during the cold weather months, but it’s natural to go bare-legged in shorts and skirts when the temperatures climb in the spring and summer. For many women, sporting deeply colored spider veins or bulging varicose veins on their legs is enough to want to cover up all year-long. […]

Preventing Pneumonia

Lower Your Risk of Pneumonia

Come the cooler months of year, many of us can expect to come down with colds. Flu season often coincides with the autumn and winter months, as well. While a virus will typically run its course in a few days, a bout of the flu or other viral infection can set the stage for a […]

breast cancer

5 Steps You Can Take Now to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Thanks to improved screening and early detection, breast cancer death rates have declined nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015 (source: American Cancer Society). While these statistics are impressive, there are also strategies that women can take to lower their risk of developing breast cancer in the first place. “Only 5 to 10 percent of […]

foot care

Feet First: Strategies for Women’s Foot Care

The human foot is truly remarkable by design. With 26 bones, 33 joints and a complex network of muscles and tendons, feet are among the most intricate and relied-upon parts of the body. Not only do they keep you mobile, they support your body and act as shock absorbers. Foot care isn’t a topic that’s […]

osteoporosis

What Every Woman Needs to Know about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that can lead to serious fractures, as well as back pain, loss of height and stooped posture. In fact, the disease is often not diagnosed until after a fracture has occurred. While impacting both men and women, osteoporosis occurs more frequently in women because they tend to have smaller, thinner […]

ovarian cancer

Facts about Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Every 23 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and one in 75 will develop the disease in their lifetime (source: National Cancer Institute). While most women are aware of their breast cancer risk, fewer are aware of their risk of ovarian cancer or the subtle early symptoms of the disease which often can […]

cervical cancer screening

The Latest in Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention

In previous generations of women, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death, but advancements in cervical cancer screening have dramatically changed this statistic. Over the last 40 years, the cervical cancer death rate has decreased by more than 50 percent (source: American Cancer Society). The primary reason for the change? […]