Some health issues impact women exclusively or differently than men, so we should be aware of new and updated information . The issues we women face vary with our age, stage of life, and current health status.
In this post I offer “gems” on women’s health issues from women who are “gems” themselves- women physicians who practice medicine as well as take time to write about important health issues.
This information is current as of the publication date; it is general medical information that helps doctors and patients make decisions about what is right for them. Medical recommendations and practice changes as we learn new things. If you deal with any of these issues , please discuss with your doctor before taking any action.
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Dr. Danielle Ofri offers
Dr. Ofri explains how to find a doctor – online ratings sites are not always reliable. A good first step is -Check with your insurance to find a doctor who is in network.
Next she lists steps to prepare for the appointment. Establish goals for the visit, make a list, and gather any recent, pertinent medical records.
She goes to give some practical tips on what to do and say during the interview and physical exam. Read her post to learn more.
Dr. Ofri practices in New York City where she is also a professor at a medical school. She writes extensively and has spoken for TED Talks. You may want to read Dr. Ofri’s book, What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Here is my review .
“Miscarriage is one of the hardest (and most common) challenges women face. If you have not had a miscarriage yourself, you most certainly have a best friend, sister, or daughter who has. There are many myths floating around the internet, however there are a few important truths everyone should know about miscarriage.”
A psychiatrist, Dr. Melissa Welby lists and discusses
- Sleep better
In Go Pink ,Secret Life of an OB/GYN
answers typical patient questions about breast cancer and mammograms, including the latest recommendations for screening.
“Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are familial (someone in your family has it). That means 90 to 95 percent are spontaneous, with NO family history. So don’t let your lack of family history of cancer lull you into thinking you have no risk and no reason for screening.”
Dr. Barbara Bergin, an orthopedic surgeon, offers tips to prevent foot pain and injury in an interview for Massage magazine.
- Buy healthy shoes(and wear them)
- Wear the right socks
- Stand on a floor pad
- Keep your feet warm
And a bonus gem-
Dr.Diana, an allergist who blogs at WHITE COAT PINK APRON
Please review a previous post about women’s health
where I covered hormone therapy, the HPV vaccine, birth control pills, IUDs, hysterectomy, and osteoporosis.
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