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Women Helping Women: Caring For Your Heart Health

Did you know that women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman? In 1991, Dr. Bernadine Healy, director of the National Institute of Health, wrote about the unequal attention and treatment women receive for multiple health conditions. She called this the “Yentl Syndrome” - after the [...]

Sharing The Love: Tips For Siblings Caring For Aging Parents

Are you overwhelmed with the challenge of caring for your aging parents while raising a family while your younger brother Joe, who happens to be single, hasn’t offered to help? Well, you’re not alone, and here’s why. Cultural norms have lead to the expectation that women should shoulder the majority of caregiving responsibilities. For example, [...]

When Should You Get Your First Mammogram?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October countries across the world bring attention to the importance of breast cancer awareness, research, and education. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (excluding skin cancer) with about 246,000 cases per year in the U.S alone. More than 40,000 women die each year from breast [...]

Not Being Heard | What You Need To Know About How Your Sex Can Affect Your Medical Care

Your gender matters when it comes to pain treatment. Take it from me... About four years ago, I was in excruciating pain, the worst I’d ever experienced, due to a hip injury and I ended up in the ER. I’d never been an emergency room patient before, and it was an eye-opening experience to say [...]