by Anne Moore, DNP, APN, FAANP
We now know that infection with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is what causes almost all cases (99%) of cervical cancer. Fortunately, there is a primary prevention option available to fight this disease…the HPV vaccine. Two FDA approved vaccines are available in the U.S. targeting the most common strains of HPV associated with cervical cancer.
The CDC [...] [read more...]
by Libby Krause
As I prepared for the birth of my first child in 2010, I had big plans for being a work-at-home mom. I started a business in 2009 and had a grand vision of caring for my daughter full-time while also working full-time. Within three months of her birth, I faced the humbling truth that despite my determination to [...] [read more...]
by Leah C. Jennings
While a quick trip to the nearest grocery store may take some a few minutes, for other folks, they aren’t so lucky. Unfortunately, there are pockets across the United States where the nearest grocery store includes long bus rides, bus transfers and a lot of time, limiting access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy food.
For those [...] [read more...]
by Norma Shirk
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) has changed how Americans receive health care and many of the changes directly benefit women.
For example, the “preventive care” category was designed to help women and their children. Preventive care is 100% covered by insurance, so the patient does not owe a deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance. Preventive care for women means [...] [read more...]
by Ellen Margulies
Can we talk?
I lost a personal hero this week when Joan Rivers died. At 81, the infamously rapier-tongued comic apparently died from complications after a minor medical procedure. As an avid watcher of her Friday night show “Fashion Police” and a long-time admirer, I was shocked.
First of all, 81 doesn’t seem that old to [...] [read more...]