Women’s Health

Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Mammograms are just one component of an overall early detection plan for breast cancer. Leading breast cancer research organization and screening advocate Susan G. Komen says 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed across the globe in 2012. While breast cancer still affects millions of women (and a smaller number of men), greater knowledge of the disease and earlier detection has hel... »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening: Early detection saves lives Each year in New York, nearly 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,700 women die from the disease. These women are our wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in New York state. It is estimated that one in eight women will ... »

Pregnant with Severe Nausea & Vomiting? It could be hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and local help may be available.

By Annette Pinder Not long ago, the world watched as the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, struggled with severe morning sickness that required a hospital stay and intravenous fluids. It turns out that Ms. Middleton wasn’t just suffering from common morning sickness. Instead, she had a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a complication of pregnancy associated with extreme nausea, v... »

Understanding Why Some Latina Women Discontinue Participation in Cancer Prevention Outreach 

Conclusions of new analysis may help investigators to reduce research bias, improve access to screening BUFFALO, N.Y. — It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are among the reasons why Latin... »

Intercontercontinental Oncology Partnership Brings Access to Specialized Cancer Care to Nigeria

Affiliation between Roswell Park, Lakeshore Cancer Center focuses on prevention, early detection and specialty care BUFFALO, N.Y. and LAGOS, Lagos State, Nigeria — America’s oldest cancer center and one of the world’s newest oncology centers are partnering to improve access to cancer prevention, screening and care for the people of Nigeria. Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and Lakeshore Cancer... »

Women, Shoes and Bunions

By Annette Pinder Most women love beautiful shoes. Some even sacrifice comfort for that perfect pair of high-heeled pointy-toed shoes matching their favorite outfit. However, wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes often becomes increasingly painful and nearly impossible if a bunion deformity is present. Hallux valgus (bunion) is defined as a structural deformity where the big toe points toward the... »

Understanding the Importance of Women’s Heart Health

When: Wednesday, August 21, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY (map) Description: Join women’s heart physicians for a free dinner presentation on what women need to know about cardiac disease. The medical experts will discuss the latest in prevention, recognition and treatment of heart diseases that we face. Presenters include Mrinalini Meesala, MD, Laura ... »

Mammograms Every Two Years May Be OK for Older Women

Yearly test leads to more false positive results, say researchers Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a new study. The national study of more than 140,000 women between the ages of 66 and 89 appears online February 5, 2013, in the Journal of the National Ca... »

Women Who Eat Berries Have Fewer Heart Attacks

18 year study of nearly 100,000 women provides encouraging information Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, according to a new study. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eg... »

no evidence that black cohosh relieves menopause symptoms

  An Australian study casts doubt on an herbal treatment used by many. By Glenda Fauntleroy (Special to BHL) – Although many women coping with hot flashes and other distressing symptoms of menopause have turned to black cohosh supplements as a treatment alternative, a new review finds no evidence that the herb is effective. “I was a little surprised of the outcome of the review given th... »

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