Why Transgender Women Are at Higher Risk for HIV
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by Vidya Rao
5d ago
When it comes to HIV, there’s positive news: Infection rates have been declining since 2017, and there’s hope for the development of an HIV vaccine. But there’s still much progress to be made in the transgender community, which is heavily affected by the disease. A study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the unequal impact of HIV on the transgender community in the United States. HIV prevalence among transgender women is 14.1%, 3.2% for transgender men, and 9.2% for transgender people overall. In comparison, it’s estimated that the HIV rate for U.S. adul ..read more
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Good Sex with Emily Jamea: Understanding Sex Addiction
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by Emily Jamea, Ph.D.
5d ago
Emily Jamea, Ph.D., is a sex therapist, author and podcast host. You can find her here each month to share her latest thoughts about sex. When you think of sex addiction, do Hank Moody from Californication or Brenda Chenoweth from Six Feet Under come to mind? How about David Duchovny, who not only played Hank Moody but eventually admitted to his own personal sex addiction? Or Jada Pinkett Smith who admitted that she had battled sex addiction? There are a lot of pop culture and media portrayals of people who well, let’s just say, they’re addicted to love. But how realistic is the information ..read more
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La lucha es ​real​: Las mujeres de raza negra y el cáncer de pulmón
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by Chandra Thomas Whitfield
5d ago
English Ayanay Ferguson sabía que algo no estaba bien con su cuerpo cuando regresó de vacaciones con su esposo en abril de 2021. “Mis tobillos estaban hinchados y tenía dificultades para respirar”, recuerda Ferguson, de 50 años, una psicóloga clínica del área de Atlanta. Inicialmente pensó que sus síntomas eran fatiga causada por las vacaciones y su peso. Puesto que sus síntomas persistieron, programó una consulta de telesalud con un doctor que le recomendó que haga que evalúen su corazón. Un ECG en una sala de emergencias en un hospital cercano mostró resultados normales, pero un residente ..read more
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There’s Nothing Normal About Uterine Fibroids
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by Gabbie McGee
6d ago
As told to Shannon Shelton Miller July is Fibroid Awareness Month. For too long, I was told my painful period cramps and heavy bleeding were normal. As a teenager, I was put on iron supplements, which should have been a sign I was bleeding too much. But growing up in Mississippi in the 1980s and 1990s, no one was thinking, “Let’s figure out why a healthy young woman who’s active in marching band and cheerleading has to have iron supplements,” or “Why do we need to put this young woman on birth control to help her regulate her period?” I would eventually learn that I wasn’t alone. More than h ..read more
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7 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Head and Neck Cancers
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by Lacey Muinos
1w ago
The most common cancers in the United States include breast, lung, colorectal and skin (melanoma). However, less common cancers can be just as serious. Head and neck cancers, for example, account for nearly 4% of all cancers in the United States and affect tens of thousands of people worldwide. Head and neck cancer refers to a group of cancers that start in the sinuses, nose, mouth, throat, larynx, lips and salivary glands. Tobacco use, alcohol consumption and human papillomavirus (HPV) are among the main risk factors for head and neck cancers. It’s also significantly more common in men than ..read more
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¿Pueden prejuicios raciales restringir el acceso a examinaciones y tratamientos de cáncer de colon para mujeres de color?
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by Shannon Shelton Miller
1w ago
English Por casi ocho meses, Jenna Scott tuvo un embarazo ideal. Luego empezó a tener sangrado, mareo y dolor abdominal. Scott, de 29 años, tuvo miedo que algo estuviese mal con su bebé, pero su ginecólogo obstetra le dijo que todo estaba bien después de una consulta médica. Era posible que su bebé esté sentado sobre sus órganos o tal vez ella estaba experimentando hemorroides inducidos por el embarazo, lo cual es común. Los problemas abdominales se explicaron como dolores y malestares típicos del embarazo. Al no haber estado embarazada antes, Scott no sabía qué era normal y qué no. Pero inc ..read more
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Can Racial Bias Limit Access to Colon Cancer Screening and Treatment for Women of Color?
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by Shannon Shelton Miller
1w ago
For almost eight months, Jenna Scott had the ideal pregnancy. Then the bleeding, dizziness and abdominal pain started. Scott, 29, feared something was wrong with her baby, but her OB-GYN told her everything was fine after her appointment. Her baby could be sitting on her organs or perhaps she was experiencing typical pregnancy-induced hemorrhoids. The abdominal issues were explained as routine pregnancy aches and pain. Having never been pregnant, Scott didn’t know what was normal. But even after giving birth to her son, Cameron, the rectal bleeding continued, and Scott was exhausted. She was ..read more
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Learn About 5 Types of Gynecologic Cancer
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by HealthyWomen Editors
1w ago
Medically reviewed by Blair McNamara, M.D. Gynecologic cancer is defined as any type of cancer that begins within the reproductive organs of a woman or a person assigned female at birth. In 2024, there will be an estimated 116,930 new cases, as well as 33,850 deaths from gynecologic cancers in the U.S. 5 Types of Gynecologic Cancer 1. Uterine Cancer Starts in a woman’s uterus The most common type of uterine cancer is called endometrial cancer because it starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus Most common in postmenopausal women Ways to reduce risk of uterine cancer Mainta ..read more
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How Fiber Can Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer
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by Deb Gordon
1w ago
Español + Infographic text Fiber is an important ingredient in any healthy diet. And it’s especially important for lowering your risk for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer fast facts Colorectal cancer is the 4th leading cause of death among women in the United States. American Cancer Society estimates for 2024: New colon cancer cases in women = 52,380 New rectal cancer cases in women = 18,890 What is fiber? Fiber (aka roughage) = parts of food that your body doesn’t digest or absorb. When it passes through your body, it helps lower cholesterol, helps control sugar levels and makes bowe ..read more
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En qué forma la fibra puede reducir tu riesgo de cáncer colorrectal
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by Deb Gordon
1w ago
English + Infographic text La fibra es un ingrediente importante de cualquier dieta saludable. Y es especialmente importante para reducir tu riesgo de cáncer colorrectal. Información resumida del cáncer colorrectal El cáncer colorrectal es la 4 a causa más frecuente de muertes de mujeres en Estados Unidos. Proyecciones de la Sociedad estadounidense contra el cáncer para 2024: Casos nuevos de cáncer de colon en mujeres = 52,380 Casos nuevos de cáncer de recto en mujeres = 18,890 ¿Qué es la fibra? La fibra (también conocida como fibra alimentaria) = partes de los alimentos que tu cuerpo no ..read more
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