Today is National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day® is a special day dedicated to bringing attention to this staggering fact that each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. Today we wear red to encourage women to raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. For more information visit: http://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/.

In honor of National Wear Red Day® we are re-running the post below.

Terri Prof Headshot 0412Heart Disease – It Looks Different From a Woman’s Perspective

By Terri L. McCulloch

Lara D. knew that heart disease ran in her family. Her father had his first heart attack at 46.  His second, two years later, took his life when she was in high school. She learned intimately the impact that a heart attack has on a family. She saw her mother struggle to keep her children on track while trying to manage her own feelings of loss. Her college years were spent working full time and going to a community college in the evenings to get her degree and become a CPA. (more…)


Latest Survey Findings from the Society for Participatory Medicine

A new national survey from the Society for Participatory Medicine found that patients overwhelmingly believe a partnership with their health care provider improves their overall health. The survey also found that people see benefits in monitoring and sharing their health information between visits. The results can be seen in the infographic below (also available for download here). (more…)

The State of the UK’s Healthcare Life Sciences Sectors Report

Today the UK’s leading life science and healthcare company CEO’s, leading investors, banks and stakeholders released a groundbreaking report that illustrates the fundamental truths about investing in the UK. The State of the UK’s Healthcare Life Sciences Sectors Report, published by Biotech and Money details the state of the UK’s Healthcare & Life Sciences sector. Download the report here.

And Now, Zika

Glenna Crooks

I joked once that when – as quoted in Genesis – God said “Be fertile, then, and multiply; abound on the earth and subdue it” that command may have been directed at Noah and his family, but the viruses heard it, too.

Since then, they’ve done well these many millennia. Some would say, better than we have. They’ve adapted to the climates of the globe, circumnavigated it as hitchhikers when we traveled or shipped our goods, and survived nearly all our attempts at eradication.

My quip may have been funny in that moment, but the truth is this: viruses cause devastation that is no laughing matter. Zika is the latest reminder. (more…)

It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month – Do You Have The Facts?

Phyllis Greenberger

Today’s post first ran on Mogul.

The scary news: Cervical cancer is one of the world’s deadliest forms of cancer. The hopeful news: It’s also one of the most easily preventable.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a chance to bring attention to cervical cancer and spread the word about important steps women can take to stay healthy.

Cervical cancer is a disease in which normal cells on the surface of the cervix change, grow, and form a tumor [1]. According to the American Cancer Society, there were more than 12,000 reported new cases of cervical cancer in the U.S. in 2014, resulting in more than 4,000 deaths. Worldwide, though, cervical cancer kills nearly 300,000 women, and 85 percent of those cases occur in developing countries. (more…)



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