Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Daily interferon may be OK alternative for hep C treatment

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Daily dosing with interferon for the treatment of hepatitis C can be tolerated by patients and may be a viable alternative in some cases.   But that suggestion from poster presentations here at Digestive Disease Week was qualified by at least one U.S. researcher involved in this work who said nothing striking has yet developed with interferon therapy in terms of producing a sustained response.  During a discussion of several hepatitis C posters (more…)

Treatments for Advanced Breast Cancer

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Some recent studies bring hopeful news to breast cancer patients about a couple of promising treatments.
Researchers at the University of Texas ran clinical trials of a drug called anastrozole (brand name, Arimidex), which is in a class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors. (more…)

Women and Sports Participation

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Women lead participation in 15 sports activities, according to a report by the National Sporting Goods Association. Women lead in five of six activities that are considered to be fitness activities, including step aerobics at 88.8 percent of participants, aerobic exercising at 74.5 percent, exercise walking at 61.9 percent, calisthenics at 52.4 percent and exercising with equipment at 51.1 percent. Women were also more likely to use fitness facilities than men, as 53.6 percent of those surveyed worked out in health clubs. (more…)

Causes of Infertility. Part 2

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Based on the doctor’s assessment and your responses to the questions above, you may be asked to submit to some routine tests. Common tests used to determine the source of a female fertility problem.

Causes of Infertility. Part 1

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

First of all, know that you are not alone. And, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Infertility affects 10% of the U.S. reproductive age population. It crosses all socioeconomic boundaries and cuts across all ethnic, racial and religious lines. (more…)

Faces of Breast Cancer: Yolanda Montoya. Part 2

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Multiple Surgeries and Chemotherapy
Montoya tried to put her doctor’s words into perspective, but they struck with force. She felt stunned and consumed by a sense of denial. How could this happen, she asked herself, when she had been so attentive about getting mammograms? (more…)

Faces of Breast Cancer: Yolanda Montoya. Part 1

Monday, December 5th, 2011

For many women, breast cancer makes its presence known when it is least expected. The diagnosis arrives as the surprising outcome of a routine mammogram, interrupting an active life and putting all else on hold.

That is exactly what happened to Yolanda Montoya.


Preparing for a Home Birth

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Giving birth at home can be a wonderful, intimate experience. Individualized attention from a midwife, doula, and family or friends makes home birth preferable for many women. Success in home birth does rely on advance preparation, however.