The Influence of Social Media on Contraception

The Influence of Social Media on Contraception

Scrolling though #birthcontrol on social media is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. In one video, a woman turns to reveal a dramatic weight gain, blaming birth control pills. In another, healthcare providers (HCPs) perform a choreographed dance holding vaginal rings. A third post says, “Birth control makes…

6 Important Things to Know About Covid Vaccines to Help You Understand Your Options

6 Important Things to Know About Covid Vaccines to Help You Understand Your Options

The world of Covid vaccines has certainly changed since the initial pandemic days of people waiting in long lines to get vaccinated. Today, there are several different Covid vaccines to choose from. Two are mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna) and one is a protein-based vaccine (Novavax). And if you’re confused about what’s available and when you…

How Dry Eye Affects Your Life

How Dry Eye Affects Your Life

+ Infographic text Dry eye disease doesn’t only affect your eyes. Symptoms like … Stinging or burning eyes Watery eyes Sensitivity to light Blurry vision … can also affect your quality of life Work Dry eye disease may affect your ability to work and may cause you to be less productive. Staring at a screen…

What’s Your Number?

What’s Your Number?

+ Infographic text Having high cholesterol can lead to heart disease or stroke. There are 3 kinds of cholesterol  Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol High-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol Triglycerides (type of fat in your blood) Together, they make up your total cholesterol.  Formula for total cholesterol = LDL + HDL + 20%…

Lung Cancer Treatment: Next Steps After Diagnosis

Lung Cancer Treatment: Next Steps After Diagnosis

Español What happens after you or a loved one receives a lung cancer diagnosis? Receiving a lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and traumatic for patients and their families. So, the first step is to take some time to process the news. Then, it’s time to make some decisions. It’s understandable to feel a sense…

Tratamiento contra el cáncer pulmonar Siguientes pasos después del diagnóstico

Tratamiento contra el cáncer pulmonar Siguientes pasos después del diagnóstico

English ¿Qué pasa después de que tú o un ser querido recibe un diagnóstico de cáncer pulmonar? Recibir un diagnóstico de cáncer pulmonar puede ser abrumante y traumático para los pacientes y sus familias. Por eso, el primer paso es tomar algo de tiempo para procesar las noticias. Luego, llega el momento de tomar algunas…

El proceso para obtener el diagnóstico y tratamiento correctos para mi trastorno de ojo seco fue tan frustrante que quería llorar

El proceso para obtener el diagnóstico y tratamiento correctos para mi trastorno de ojo seco fue tan frustrante que quería llorar

English Tal como se relató a Erica Rimlinger Imagina caminar en la playa en un día ventoso. Arena entra en tus ojos. La arena duele, pica y ninguna cantidad de solución salina puede desalojarla. Ahora imagina que vives con esa sensación todos los días, durante décadas. Esa es mi experiencia con el trastorno de ojo…

How Uterine Conditions Can Affect Your Sex Life

How Uterine Conditions Can Affect Your Sex Life

Living with severe endometriosis made it hard for Annabelle Baugh, who uses they/them pronouns, to feel pleasure during sex. Afterward, they were nauseous, bloated, tired and in pain. It wasn’t until Baugh turned 43 that they learned they were at high risk for ovarian cancer. After getting a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), they…

WomenTalk: The Heart Truth

WomenTalk: The Heart Truth

On this episode of WomenTalk, we’re partnering with NIH and Dr. Gina Wei to encourage women to take action to protect their heart health. We’ll help women understand what their heart health numbers mean, risk factors for heart disease and the practical steps they can take to protect their heart, as well as the importance…

After I Was Diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, I Had Another Shock

After I Was Diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, I Had Another Shock

As told to Erica Rimlinger I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have the fear. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a senior in high school, and I was her caretaker until she passed away when I was 27. My mom’s genetic tests showed she carried the BRCA gene, which…