Women are 30% more likely than men to experience the symptoms of chronic stress. They juggle multiple demands, from their work to their family to maintaining a happy relationship with their partner. Women are "on" all the time, due to being constantly available through text messages or email.
When you think of health risks, smoking and being overweight probably top the list. But there's a surprising hidden health threat that affects up to 30 percent of adults over 65 — loneliness.
Menopause — when a woman's body stops menstruating, ovulating and producing estrogen and progesterone — is a natural part of a woman's life. The average age that women reach menopause is 51.
And you don't actually go through menopause. Technically, you go through perimenopause, the transitional period of time before you hit menopause which is the specific marker that signifies you haven't had a menstrual cycle in a year.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STD in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is known as a "silent" disease because it very rarely causes symptoms.
While it's true that Alzheimer's disease doesn't discriminate, it's also a fact that the disease affects women much more than men. According to the Alzheimer's Association, women over the age of 65 have a one-in-six chance of developing memory loss, compared to a one-in-11 chance for men of the same age. Why is it that women have a greater risk of developing the disease than men? Researchers are still looking for the answer. But here are some clues:
During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862. It became effective on Jan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. Many workers have continued to go into their workplaces throughout the pandemic, adopting new health and safety measures. Others have found ways to work from home and may not have seen their coworkers or customers in person for many months. As the number of people who are vaccinated grows and the incidence of COVID-19 in the community drops, many workplaces that have been closed or operating with limited staff will reopen.
A meaningful chat with your physician could save your life—or at least help lengthen it. Even in this age of advanced scanning technology, your ability to clearly describe your health problems—and help your doctor understand them— is critical to getting the best possible care.
Here are some simple steps you can follow to ensure that you and your doctor are communicating correctly.
Meet Dr. Tasnim Khan, who recently joined Brown & Toland Physicians as medical director. A Harvard-trained physician executive with more than 25 years of medical management experience, Dr. Khan is a passionate advocate for physician wellbeing and social justice in health care.
Many people consider summer to be their favorite season. With COVID-19 restrictions being eased, many are planning to take their first vacation in more than a year. If you are preparing for summer vacation, be sure to follow these travel tips to be able to stay as safe as possible during COVID-19.
Here are some tips on how to reduce or avoid some of the most common injuries and illnesses that can occur during the summer season: