Health and Wellness

Are there Racial Disparities in the Integrated Health Care System?

A recent study investigated the reduction or elimination of racial disparities existing in benign gynecological surgeries within the United States, wherein racial/ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive minimally invasive hyterecotimes (MIH’s). MIH’S Compared to open abdominal hysterecotimes offers more benefits such as: Less postoperative pain Less blood loss Less recovery time Among the …

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How often do you Dye and Straighten your hair?

A study published online in the international Journal of Cancer suggests that breast cancer risk is increased with more frequent use of permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners. Using a data from 46, 709 women in the sister study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, it found that: 60% Increased risk for …

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Breast Density Laws

Physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding breast density. Since 2009, 38 U.S States have passed the breast tissue density notification laws that require facilities to notify women if they have breast dense tissue. HOWEVER, there is currently no consensus for screening guidelines or recommendations for women with dense breasts. One study conducted on academic medical …

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Only 26% of Women receive the appropriate advice on Pregnancy Weight Gain

The amount of weight gained during pregnancy can affect the immediate and future health of a women and her infant. In 2019, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) revised the gestational weight gain recommendations. A study indicate examined the association between healthcare provider advice about gestational weight and inadequate or excessive weight gain. 26.3% reported receiving …

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Feminine Care Products & Volatile Organic Compound Exposure

Feminine Hygiene products (FHP’s) are personal care products widely used by women and may include: Tampons Sanitary Napkins Vagina douches Sprays Powders A recent study found out that among reproductive-aged women, vaginal douching was associated with higher exposure to 1,4-DCB. Those who reported an average frequency of douching two or more times per month have …

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Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors

Demographic Factor Age Increased incidence of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer is more pronounced over 65 years of age. According to previous studies, median age of diagnosis is 50-79 years. Reproductive Factor Pregnancy Characteristics Results of a study showed that delivery of MALE Infant associated with a 2-times increase in the risk of mucinous ovarian cancer. Menstrual-related …

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Increased Risk of Breast Cancer for Oral Contraceptive Users?

Oral Contraceptive Pills Usage is common in reproductive age women, but despite extensive study, uncertainties remain regarding the association between the use of hormonal contraception and risk of breast cancer. In 2018, a study in the NEJM reported an increased risk of breast cancer with current OC use after as a little as 5 years …

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Stress and Psychosocial Determinants VS Womens Cardiovascular Risk and Disease Development

More women than men die of Cardiovascular disease every year. Multiple studies have demonstrated sex-based differences in the vascular and endothedial responses to mental health. Independent of cardiac factors, accumulating evidence suggests that psychological well-being may improve cardiac-related outcomes. And positive physician – patient engagement is likely to play a critical role in promoting positive …

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Trajectory analysis of sleep maintenance problems in midlife women before and after surgical menopause: the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN).

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Investigate temporal patterns of sleep maintenance problems in women who became surgically menopausal (hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy) before their final menstrual period and examine whether presurgery trajectories of sleep maintenance problems are related to problems staying asleep postsurgery. METHODS: Longitudinal analysis of sleep self-reports collected every 1 to 2 years from 1996 to …

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The Earlier the Treatment for Concussion, The Shorter, The Recovery Time

A CONCUSSION is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a jolt to the heal or body that disrupts the brain. IT MAY RESULT IN physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms that can last from several minutes, to days, weeks, months or longer. A RETROSPECTIVE, CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY, conducted in a sports medicine clinic examined 91 …

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