Long Sitting Periods May Be Just as Harmful as Daily Total

A new study finds that it isn’t just the amount of time spent sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the day that can affect risk of early death. The study, published online September 11, 2017 in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that adults who …

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Surgeons Have Major Influence on Breast Cancer Treatment

Written by Nicole Fawcett, manager of cancer communication for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Surgeon attitudes were biggest driver of likelihood patients receive contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, a new study finds The procedure, called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy or CPM, involves removing both breasts even when cancer is found only in …

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Should Women Try to Follow Tom Brady’s TB12 “Peak Performance” Diet?

New England Patriot’s Tom Brady is the first quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowl championships. Having just turned 40 years old in August 2017, he continues to be at the top of his game, and hasn’t missed a start due to injury since 2001. He’s stated that …

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3-D Printing Creates Exciting Developments in Medical Technology

Applications for 3-D printing technology are quickly expanding in surprising new directions.  Some of the most fascinating and exciting new uses are developing in the world of healthcare. Because of the commercial potential of such 3-D printing , many companies have entered this new space. Representatives from companies like Organovo, a company that …

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Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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Six Insect-Borne Diseases Women Need to Beware of This Summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that as of April 25, 2017, a total of 1,793 pregnant women had evidence of the Zika virus infection in the U.S. So far this year alone, there have been 110 actual cases. Climate Central says we need to brace for …

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Fresh Five! 5 Health Podcasts That Rock

If you haven’t yet jumped on the podcast train, now is the time! Think of podcasts as a digital radio show, or perhaps a mini, more manageable audio book. Basically, they are audio recordings designed to teach, entertain and engage listeners with various topics. With episodes that range anywhere from …

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What Women Need to Know About Garry Shandling’s Parathyroid Disease

Comedian Garry Shandling is becoming known for something besides than his unique style of humor: hyperparathyroidism. As reports came in about his death on March 24, 2016—which was believed to have been caused by a massive heart attack—HollywoodLife revealed that as of March 26, Shandling’s doctor had refused to sign …

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Revolutionary Technology – Female Menstrual Cycle in a Dish

Exciting developments in 3-D medical technology has allowed scientists to create a miniature model of the female reproductive system. This device could eventually be individualized with a specific woman’s stem cells, so that drug therapies for disease could be tested within the device, not in the body of the patient. …

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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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