Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—It’s a fact: up to 85 percent of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes.1 While hot flashes and other symptoms are a common rite of passage in menopause, opinions on treatment with hormone therapy (HT) have been anything but universal—but that is changing.
Women bothered by moderate to severe menopausal symptoms should speak with their doctors about treatment. (NAPS)
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Intermittent abdominal pain, flushing and diarrhea are commonly associated with a number of medical conditions. Yet for some Americans these symptoms could actually be the sign of a rare form of cancer called neuroendocrine tumors (NET). Given the wide range of symptoms of NET cancers, it is important to raise awareness of this often misdiagnosed disease.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - The grim reality is that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. But women don’t need to sit back and wait for breast cancer to happen.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Women might be surprised to know that most of them will develop fibroids or polyps as a health issue sometime in their lives. In fact, studies show that 70 percent of white women and 80 percent of African-American women will develop fibroids by the time they are 50. Although these growths are among one of the most common health problems a woman can face, few know what they are, what the symptoms can be, and what treatments are available to them.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:00 am
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:21 am
Warm weather and shorts season are well underway, and unless you’re a teenager, your legs may sport some of the telltale signs of aging; namely, varicose veins. Varicose veins can range from small spider veins to swollen, bulging and rope-like veins. Aside from their unattractive appearance, varicose veins can also cause discomfort and, in severe cases, health problems ranging from skin ulcers to blood clots.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:04 am
As many as 5.5 million women in North America experience symptoms of endometriosis, a chronic gynecological disease that ranks as one of the top three causes of infertility in women.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:35 am
As reported in the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, a moderate exercise program for 12 months reduces the levels of an inflammatory marker, the high sensitivity C-reactive protein or hsCRP, a well established risk factor for heart disease. It causes inflammation in the walls of arteries allowing cholesterol to build up and it can be ordered by any physician.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:00 am
Getting into the swim of things, may have more in common with the legendary “fountain of youth” than just the water alone. Research shows that swimming regularly can improve mood and decrease risk of chronic illness. It’s also easy on older adults’ bodies, including joints and muscles. For older adults, regular swimming can even lower blood pressure, decrease disability and improve overall quality of life. For women past menopause, it can help improve or maintain bone strength. And, if you’re lucky enough to be swimming in a saltwater pool, the water is softer and easier on the skin.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:00 am
We’ve all had days when we’ve felt down and nothing seems to go
right. However, if those bad days outnumber the good and you can’t
seem to shake the “blahs,” don’t minimize these feelings as just a
“blue” period. Feelings of intense sadness, helplessness or
hopelessness enduring for more than a few days and as long as
several weeks — and begin to interfere with your ability to
function on a daily basis — may be clinical depression.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
Katie Gillaspy, M.D., is an obstetric and gynecologic physician
who has joined the medical staff of Northwest Medical Center.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:00 am
More than 6,000 women in America enter menopause every day.
Contributed photo, ‘Hot Flash Havoc’ is presented in Tucson Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:00 pm
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am
A Northwest medical practice specializing in
women's health has merged with a Tucson-wide family of
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:00 am
Once a year, volunteers of the non-profit
Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary invite the public to kick up
their heels and join them for a rippin' good time at its "A Very
Special Horse Event" fundraiser.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:00 pm
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary doles out large amounts of
compassion and asks for little in return. At the receiving end of
the attention are horses, many rescued from abuse or the likelihood
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:00 am
Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:00 am
We recently attempted to determine how many diets exist, as
there are far too many.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:00 am
As the graying of America continues to pick up speed, and with a
newly elected President claiming that health care reform is the
center of his White House, health and wellness are in vogue like
never before. Preventive medicines, then, are at the heart of
modern wellness and, sadly, too few use them.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:00 pm
Stacy was a young physician in training when I first met her. It
was the summer of 2002 when we started our internal medicine