Breast cancer can can afflict both men and women, but it is far more prevalent among women. It is the second-most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among women, exceeded only by skin cancer. Massive breast cancer awareness campaigns and improved early detection and treatment methods have contributed to a steadily increasing survival rate for breast cancer victims, but the … [Read more...] about Causes of Breast Cancer in Women
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Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You at Risk for One?
Lady Gaga’s tour operators, Live Nation, announced February 14, 2013 that she would be cancelling the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury. As a physical therapist for women’s health, this headline immediately got my attention. And because hip labral injury diagnosis is on the increase, you should be interested too. Farther down in the CNN article, the tour company … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You at Risk for One?
Common Baby Allergies
Hundreds of things you come into contact with every day may trigger allergies -- tree pollen, dust, mold, insect droppings and even the contents of your refrigerator. Allergies can develop at any stage of life, but food allergies are more common in infants and children than they are in adults, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. About … [Read more...] about Common Baby Allergies
How Many Women Survive Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. Breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The survival rate for breast cancer is significantly higher in women who are diagnosed at earlier stages of the disease. Types Breast cancer is frequently defined by where … [Read more...] about How Many Women Survive Breast Cancer?
While many parents are eager to discount periods of tween sadness as a mild case of the grumpies, they should not be overly dismissive of these behaviors, as tweens are being diagnosed with depression in increasing numbers. The reason for the rise in prevalence of tween depression is unknown; however, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that this … [Read more...] about Tween Depression