Archive for the ‘Women's Health’ Category

Study Suggests Women With Diabetes Less Likely To Have A Mammogram

Women with diabetes are 14% less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women’s College Hospital. The study, published in the journal Diabetic Medicine, is the first to examine the influence of socioeconomic status on [...]

Doctors Make Millions Off Of Medicare

Some doctors are making millions of dollars off of Medicare, with a handful collecting multi-million payments annually. One ophthalmologist from West Palm Beach, Fla., collected nearly $21 million, while a cardiologist from Ocala, Fla., received $18 million in 2012. Seven doctors pulled in more than $10 million in payments, while nearly 4,000 are Medicare millionaires. [...]

April 10: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today [April 10] is the third annual National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), an opportunity to raise awareness of and take action against the devastating impact that this epidemic continues to take on our young people. While today’s youth have never known a world without HIV, many also never experienced the terrifying reality of the [...]

A Calming Force – Nurses Prepare for Mental Health Crisis

Deborah Finnell (right), helped spearhead the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Imagine being one of the tens of millions of people in America who have lived for years without health coverage or access to care outside of emergency room visits, one of those who struggled to manage everyday life while coping with an untreated mental health or substance abuse condition. Imagine ringing in the new year [...]

Awareness: April is IBS Awareness Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is common, with worldwide prevalence estimated at 9% to 23%. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.