Tag: Women's Health

Encouraging Employees to Visit their Primary Care Provider

Posted: October 19, 2017

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Earlier detection of problems and healthier workplace populations “For employers interested in lowering health care expenses, looking at whether your employees are aligned with a PCP is a step toward improving workforce health and more efficient health care spending.” –Joseph Habig, MD, Medical Director, LVPHO At one time, patients only went to [...] Read Post

Promote National Wear Red Day-Every Day

Posted: September 12, 2015

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Fact or fiction: Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. With stark statistics to back it up, it’s a fact. According to GoRedForWomen.org, while 1-in-31 American women die from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims 1-in-3. These statistics fuel the need for continued education on lowering the risks [...] Read Post

Can Smoking Impact Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted: October 20, 2014

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In addition to gender, there are a number of risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer, such as aging, family history, alcohol use, obesity, exposure to high dose of radiation, as well as birth control pills and hormone drug use. Another [...] Read Post

Breast Cancer May Affect Women and Men

Posted: November 12, 2012

In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women, and the second leading cause of female cancer deaths. One in every eight women develops breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI estimated that for 2012, there would be 228,870 new female cases and 39,510 female deaths from breast [...] Read Post

Age 40 Smart Start for Annual Mammograms

Posted: August 8, 2012

Breast cancer ranks among the most frequent and fatal diseases among American women, regardless of race or ethnicity. As with most diseases, early detection increases chances of survival. That’s why it is vital for women to start annual mammograms at age 40, according to Lori Alfonse, DO, a Lehigh Valley Health Network surgical oncologist with [...] Read Post