The Foundation for Women’s Cancer: Helping to Save Women’s Lives, a Q&A

  Did you know that there are more than 100 types of cancer? With staggering numbers like these, we’d almost need an expert on each type to highlight the latest research and breakthroughs. Since WomensHealth.com focuses on women’s health, we turned to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, a nonprofit organization …

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The National Headache Foundation: Promising Drugs on the Horizon

More than 90 percent of Americans are affected by headache disorders. Whether it’s a migraine, menstrual migraine, depression, or pregnancy, there are many types and causes. The National Headache Foundation aims to advocate, increase awareness, educate, and support research when it comes to headache. Migraine actually occurs more often in …

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How is the American Diabetes Association Working for Women?

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. The cost and complications are high, and the numbers are only skyrocketing. If current trends continue, as many as one in three American adults will have …

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Exciting Research in Cancer Care

WomensHealth.com wanted to get an overview of the latest research and developments in cancer care, but found the topic to be too broad. To narrow our focus, we reached out to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which aims to “conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest …

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Awareness is Key to Battling Endometriosis: A Conversation with the Endometriosis Foundation of America

When a condition like endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide –or 1 in 10 girls and women in the U.S. — but takes 10 years on average to receive an accurate diagnosis, an organization like the Endometriosis Foundation of America is a ray of light. The EFA’s goal is to …

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The Alzheimer’s Association: A look back at 2016 and a look ahead at 2017

The quick facts about Alzheimer’s Disease are staggering. And the numbers will only increase. The Alzheimer’s Association predicts that by mid-century, someone in the U.S. will develop the disease every 33 seconds. Even scarier is that Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in the …

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How Women Can Keep Winter Allergies at Bay

The snow is flying, the wind howling, and the temperatures plunging. The bugs are dead, beyond dead, and all the little animals are hiding away in their burrows and nests. The air feels crisp and clear, yet somehow, somewhere, there is something hitching a ride on those invisible airwaves, because …

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The American Heart Association: The Beat Goes On

The Grim Reaper was busy at the end of 2016, taking away many celebrities who died of heart disease. However, the news didn’t come as any surprise to the American Heart Association, because the holiday season tends to bring about more heart-related deaths than any other time of year. Heart …

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The National Psoriasis Foundation Talks Successes and Goals

The National Psoriasis Foundation was founded in 1966 from a small ad in the classifieds. Now it’s the leading patient advocacy group for 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A chronic autoimmune disease, psoriasis currently has no cure. This is something the NPF aims to change, while …

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A Conversation with the Founder of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Association

Megan Stewart founded the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Association (PCOSAA) due to her personal struggles with the endocrine disorder. She wanted to increase awareness for the condition, which affects over 7 million women – more than the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and …

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