ACA has had little effect on the financial burden of households with chronic health conditions. The rise in treatment costs and associated cost sharing for individuals and families are causing medical debt that often has caused these families to deplete their savings. It often also causes these families to forgo necessities like food, heat or rent in order to pay their medical bills. In these cases, the families are forced to file for bankruptcy in order to have a roof over their heads.
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Despite numerous national programs intended to ensure patients receive the best quality care, it is limited by how best to define quality. It is also dependent on your insurance. Those with government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid or Medicare are often given the barest minimum of care while those with private insurance are provided every option possible.
Data on HPV in women have prompted researchers to elicit more options and better outcomes. And while there is a vaccine available for HPV few people take advantage of it for various reasons. HPV has been linked to cervical cancer-seems pretty straightforward. Take the vaccination to decrease the chance of cervical cancer.
Collection of dietary intake data can be challenging with the potential of errors in validity and reliability. Nutritional assessments are important to determine dietary strategies. There are limitations with these methodologies as not all nutrients have reliable markers of status.
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies. This is in part because of the symptomology of the disease until it is at a late stage. Because of the five-year survival rate is only 45% while the actual cause of epithelial cancer of the ovary or fallopian tube is not known, studies have found about 15% are shown to be connected with the inherited genetic factors such as BRCA 1&2 mutations. The standard line of defense is surgery and treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. Unfortunately, recurrence is high with the recurring disease resistant to further chemotherapy. Recently olaparib has shown some promise in treating BRCA 1&2 mutations that have led to ovarian cancer. It is thought this occurs along the DNA repair pathways that make the cancer cells sensitive to olaparib. The validity of the study's data was confirmed by repeated tests across different fields (Fleury et al. 2017).
Many women suffer from depression while going through menopause. antidepressants- SSRI or SNRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors) are commonly used as the first line response. Unfortunately the treatment has shown only small improvements with troublesome side effect.
For Mother’s Day: Later motherhood trend continues among American mothers and a University of Houston author says more families starting later pregnancy has positive impacts.
It is Porphyria Awareness Week (April 21-28th). Acute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs) is a family of rare genetic diseases characterized by potentially life-threatening attacks and debilitating symptoms. AHPs mostly affects women between the ages of 20-30. AHPs patients worldwide unite this week, raising powerful voices in an effort to turn the tide of this devastating disease.
It doesn’t really matter why a woman might want, or perhaps need to use vaginal lubricant. It may be for comfort associated with vaginal dryness or it could be to enhance intimacy. EmaxHealth inteviewed Wendy Strgar, the founder of Good Clean Love about why women should choose a safe, non-toxic lube.
A recent poll shows that many women are unaware of the 5 life and death numbers they need to know to ensure a longer life.
More and more people are finding themselves eating gluten-free whether they have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. However, many women don’t consider that they may be ingesting gluten through their skin because many makeup products contain gluten. Here are my top 5 favorite certified gluten-free makeup products that I use personally. All products mentioned in this list are certified gluten-free and each company maintains vigorous testing standards.
Women universally love lipstick for its flattering shades and its ability to enhance their natural beauty. Unfortunately, research shows that heavy metals and other chemicals lurk in many brands of popular lipstick. These toxins endanger the health of women everywhere.
Adrenal fatigue is a long, exhausting road. I’ve been walking it a long time, but it has taught me invaluable lessons about living my life. I’ve had to learn to listen to my body instead of telling my symptoms to go away. Here are 10 healing pieces of wisdom I want everyone recovering from adrenal fatigue to know.
At 24 years old, Lauren Wasser was living her dream as a model in Los Angeles when the unthinkable happened. She tragically lost a portion of her right leg to toxic shock syndrome (TSS), and now doctors tell her she will inevitably lose a second leg.
More than any other time of a woman’s life, nutrition is critically important during pregnancy and the time period surrounding it.
Doctor Vaagn Andikyan of Armenian decent, attributes the successful treatment and good prognosis to the delivery of high quality, compassionate care, and team-based collaboration by cancer care experts at the Danbury Hospital.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. This frightening condition strikes suddenly, without warning, and is most common in young healthy women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and you have probably never even heard of it.
Discover how the Chamilia Swarovski Breast Cancer charm is encouraging when to be brave and strong and show support of the Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.
As someone who lives with Fibromyalgia everyday I can assure you it is real and the pain is sometimes unbearable. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread body pain and muscle tenderness. We have almost all suffered from the flu at one point in time. Well imagine feeling like you have the flu around the clock, this is what fibromyalgia feels like.
Whether they're aware of it or not, one of the first things people do when they're holding a very young baby is take a deep whiff.
Postpartum Depression. Baby Blues. Postpartum Thyroiditis. These are three terms most pregnant women aren't focusing on while expecting a new member of their family.
Everyone one of us has faced a situation that has given us anxiety, maybe even to the point to consider it a phobia. As moms, we still have these fears, but we must try even harder to get through what is causing this anxiety from our children, our spouses, and most importantly, ourselves. Some common phobias can include public speaking, doctors, or even heights. Personally, a phobia of mine has been the dentist. Today, I had a dentist appointment and I to face my fear so to speak. While facing a fear is a feat for anyone, here are five ways to help in any situation that may cause you or anyone else anxiety.
I was on Cloud 9. Nine days prior, I had the birth of my dreams. A fast, hard labor at home. Fifty-five minutes start to finish and I delivered our beautiful baby girl at home. It truly was a dream. We were all so enamored with this beautiful baby girl; the first girl in 35 years in my husband's family. Her two big brothers, her daddy and I just loved her so much. We were adjusting to becoming a family of five and having two babies under a year old. Our oldest just adored his sweet tiny baby sister and he had never been happier in his entire life it seemed. When, out of nowhere, our life took a crazy, indescribably scary turn for the worst.
Research has found there are links between women deciding to trade sex for security and associated high rates of HIV.
A new study has addressed pressures on models to be too thin which often leads to very unhealthy behaviors. Initiatives should be taken to protect models from being pressured to risk their health to make it in the fashion industry.
Researchers have found that women who have a greater number of social connections have a higher rate of survival from breast cancer.