What's Up, Doc?

*New Research on Health Literacy from AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). * 2 in 3 Americans aren't confident they “understood [...] their doctor’s recommendations or what they discussed." * 1 in 4 patients didn’t understand any of the recommendations, … Read More

Breast Cancer Breakthrough

It's been 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat the most common form of early-stage breast cancer. Now, women (and men) with HER2 can take Verzenio, which works by stopping cancer cells from … Read More

Alzheimer's Alert: Unproven Treatments

The recent, but controversial success of a new drug to treat early onset Alzheimer’s has also triggered a flood of bogus treatments that could be downright dangerous. Ads for herbs, supplements and natural “medical foods” are all over the internet, … Read More

Zapping Depression

Depression is a serious, complicated condition affecting 264 million people worldwide. It’s the leading cause of disability, and women are twice as likely as men to suffer the chronic feelings of sadness that put people at a very real risk … Read More

Latinos & Alzheimer's

It’s October – National Hispanic Heritage Month. By the numbers, Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States. Surprised? Experts at the National Institutes of Health estimate there will be 3.5 million … Read More

Kidney Disease Danger

New research from the National Kidney Foundation. Revealed that 1 in 3 Americans don't know they have kidney disease. Kidney disease shows few clear signs or symptoms. 5 risk factors: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and family history … Read More

Alzheimer's Infection?

By now, the words “virus” and “bacteria” are seared into our collective minds. They are enemies we all fear in this era of COVID-19. However, if there is a silver lining in this pandemic, it is renewed interest and research … Read More

Air Pollution & Alzheimer's

In case you didn’t know, black women are at double the risk of white women for developing Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers believe they’ve found one reason why. A team at USC’s Keck School of Medicine has evidence that air pollution is … Read More

Shrinking and Strokes

New research from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Investigation of 2 studies involving 2,406 women, aged 30-60 and then 40-73. Study measured participants' height as they aged. Women who lost 2 centimeters of their original height were twice as … Read More