Expert Insights

organ, eye and tissue donations

The Facts about Organ Donations

According to Donate Life America, nearly 120,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for an organ transplant. In other words, the largest football stadium in the US couldn’t fit all the patients on the national transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, more than 20 patients will die each day because of a lack of lifesaving […]

eye exam

Protect Your Vision with a Comprehensive Eye Examination

It’s likely that you undergo regular vision screenings every year or so, particularly if you wear corrective lenses. “While vision screening is ideal for identifying vision problems,” says Dr. Anne Sara Steiner, MD, Director of the Northwell Health Ocular Service Center, “it cannot take the place of a comprehensive eye examination designed to identify even […]

colorectal cancer

Take Action to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer doesn’t get the same amount of attention as some high-profile cancers, but it should. Many women are surprised to learn that colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Found most often in individuals who are 50 and older, this […]

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. Once a common cause of death among women, the cervical cancer death rate has decreased substantially over the past 40 […]

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 […]