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caregivers

Providing More Help for Caregivers

The cycle-of-life is most poignant when faced with the challenge of caring for an ill or frail loved one. While there are few things in life that are more rewarding than being a caregiver, the role can be overwhelming. According to recent estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 65 million Americans provide […]

cervical cancer screening

What’s New in Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention?

Recently, sports journalist Erin Andrews confirmed that she had undergone surgery for cervical cancer. By making her diagnosis and treatment public, Andrews provided an important reminder to all women that cervical cancer screenings save lives. While once a common cause of death among women, the cervical cancer death rate has decreased substantially over the past […]

Go Red

Go Red in February!

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next three most common causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. And, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. While these statistics may seem downright scary, there’s […]

Get Heart Healthy in 2017

Take Charge of Your Heart Health

When it comes to women’s health, it’s a fact that breast cancer gets far more attention than heart disease. Yet, five times as many women die from heart disease as breast cancer each year. Because heart disease has historically been considered a “man’s disease,” many women lack an awareness of their potential risk. According to […]

Looking Your Best at Any Age

Tips for Graceful Aging

We all know those fortunate women who don’t seem to age as fast as others. They sustain glowing skin, bright eyes and a youthful smile for decades without having any signs of having “work” done. Have you wondered what their secret is for slowing the aging process? The truth is they are likely taking proactive […]

The Present of Presence – Mindfulness During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for celebration and gratitude. Too often, however, they’re the cause of stress and anxiety. For many, juggling the holiday tasks of shopping, decorating, cooking and social obligations can lead to feeling downright overwhelmed. However, before you’re tempted to call off the holidays altogether, you may want to try a 5,000-year-old […]

holiday eating

Smart Holiday Eating Strategies

Favorite childhood memories often involve enjoying the sweets and treats of the holidays. While they’re still just as delicious when we indulge in them as adults, they can lead to unwanted, post-holiday weight gain. Navigating the dinners, desserts, parties and drinks that often go hand-in-hand with holiday celebrations can be challenging for even the most […]

health literacy

Improving Health Literacy through Language Assistance

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” These words highlight one of healthcare’s most pressing challenges when it comes to health literacy – language barriers. With increasing number of limited English proficiency (LEP) patients, the need for language assistance in healthcare is increasing. […]