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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Glaucoma: New Treatments and Research

Glaucoma has been in the news lately, for reasons both good and bad. The eye condition has been linked to the Zika virus, and the FDA has approved a new treatment. Read on to learn more about the latest developments in glaucoma treatments and research. What is glaucoma? “Glaucoma is …

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What Debbie Reynold’s Passing Has to Teach Us about Grief

She danced and sang her way into our hearts in Singin’ in the Rain, and went on to win the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress in 1956 for her role in The Catered Affair. She brought Molly Brown to life in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she …

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Shining Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

The days are short, the sun is losing at hide and seek, and you’ve been feeling depressed but don’t know why. It could be that these things are all related. If you’ve experienced two or more consecutive years of seasonal depression, you could have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Symptoms …

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