Understanding Palliative Care
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 5:25 PM
Emergence of Palliative Care as an approach to medical care is quickly becoming a standard in American health care. Palliative Care has been a medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 2006, and over the past few years, has transformed many large healthcare systems across the country.
Should I get a pelvic exam?
Monday, July 7, 2014 @ 5:31 PM
According to an American College of Physicians guideline published on July 1, routine screening pelvic exams are no longer recommended in adult women who are not pregnant and who do not have any symptoms of disease. Let’s all take a step back and look at this in more detail before we decide that pelvic exams are no longer important.
Quality of life for cancer survivors
Thursday, July 3, 2014 @ 8:24 PM
More than 200,000 women in the U.S. survive their diagnosis of breast cancer every year. One study of women going through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for breast cancer showed that the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 23%. That is a lot of people. Is there any good news? How do people cope?