May 2021

Are You at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States. There were more than 275,000 new cases in 2020 and approximately 40,000 women were expected to die of breast cancer last year. Prognoses have improved over the years and early detection is integral to survival rates. Screening […]
May 2021

Take a Scan for Better Bone Health

by Christine Fisher For women in their sixties, the risk of breaking a bone increases each year. Declining levels of estrogen make a significant difference in the strength of a woman’s bones. As the years go by, bones naturally weaken. This change happens silently over a long period of time. […]
May 2021

Managing Hormonal Weight Gain

The scenario is so common that it’s become a trope. A husband and wife decide to get healthy, so they make lifestyle changes together. The man drops twenty pounds or more with ease, while the woman doesn’t lose an ounce. Why is this? The simple answer: hormones. “For most of […]
May 2021

Women’s Wellness

National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day each year. The designation is a reminder to women to take care of themselves, and to make their health a priority. In recognition of Women’s Health Week, consider making a few healthy lifestyle changes such as cutting back on soda consumption, taking […]
April 2021

5 Financial Goals to Accomplish in Your 30’s

5 Financial Goals to Accomplish in Your 30’s by Kristy Como Armand There’s no denying our finances play a critical role in the quality of our daily lives. Most of us don’t need to be rich to enjoy life, but when you’re strapped for cash, swallowed by debt, and wondering […]
April 2021

Are Some Women at Greater Risk from COVID-19?

Are Some Women at Greater Risk from COVID-19? by Ileana Varela Two fourth-year medical students at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), Chitra Gotluru and Allison Roach, analyzed worldwide data looking for answers. Their findings were published in the March 2021 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. They reviewed more […]
April 2021

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life April is National Donate Life Month by Stefanie Powers A record number of Louisianans gave the gift of life last year through organ and tissue donation, according to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization for the state of Louisiana. In […]
April 2021

Stand Up For Children

Stand Up For Children It shouldn’t hurt to be a child. by Haley Armand Tarasiewicz April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, an important time to start the conversation in our communities about how we can keep children safe, because every child has a right to a safe […]
March 2021

10 Things to Know Before You Take Out Student Loans

Student loans seem like a financial necessity at first glance. But personal finance expert and best-selling author Eric Tyson warns they can be tricky, especially if you don’t fully understand what you’re getting into.  “Student loans aren’t inherently ‘bad,’” says Tyson. “They make sense for many people. But college is […]