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Answers to Women’s Questions about Prostate Cancer

If you have a husband, father, son, brother, uncle or male friend, you know someone who should be screened for prostate cancer. Many women are unaware that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with only skin cancer being more prevalent. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in six men will […]

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Pregnant or Planning to Be? What You Need to Know about Zika Virus

What Is Zika? Zika is a virus that spreads through the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti species mosquito. Individuals can also contract Zika through sex with a person infected with Zika, and it can cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who have been infected by the virus. In countries impacted by the […]

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Making the Conscious Decision to Age Well

Many people believe that living to a ripe old age is a result of genetics and good luck. Yet, exercise, diet and attitude may be just as or more important for women when it comes to growing old gracefully. While you only have to look in the mirror to see that aging inevitably affects almost […]

Preventive Women’s Health Steps through the Decades

Preventive Women’s Health Steps through the Decades

During National Women’s Health Week, we’re focusing on how women can take charge of their health. As women, we are the primary caregivers for our families, and it’s important that we make our health and wellness a priority so that we can continue to take care of others. When we’re young, it’s easy to take […]

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What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

If you’re not clear about when you should get your first mammogram, how often you should have them, and when you can stop having them, you’re by no means alone. There has been plenty of recent media coverage about breast cancer screening guidelines from health organizations with conflicting recommendations. Last year, the American Cancer Society […]

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What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

As women, when we think of cancer, breast cancer is usually what first comes to mind. However, colorectal cancer is also a leading type of cancer that is diagnosed in approximately 4.4% of women in the United States (source: American Cancer Society). While there is no surefire way to prevent colorectal cancer, there are a […]

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Making Time for Healthy Eating

With Americans eating fewer than 70 percent of their meals at home (source: U.S.D.A.) and the current obesity epidemic, signs are definitely pointing to a need for a fundamental change in how we eat. Many experts, including Marissa Licata, MS, RD, CDN, nutritionist with the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, believe that bringing back the […]

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Stay Healthy and In the Game

When you think of someone suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, you’re likely to envision a professional football player sidelined for the season. Yet, the reality is that female athletes of all ages injure their ACLs up to eight times more often than male athletes. Much of this has to do with the female […]