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…

Try a Sleep Tracker for Better Health

Try a Sleep Tracker for Better Health

March is National Sleep Awareness Month. Sleep … elusive sleep. It’s a much needed, yet somehow complicated part of life, especially if you’re perimenopausal. Luckily, like so many things these days, we have technology to help us figure it out. Enter sleep trackers. A lot of people use smartwatches to track their sleep. But some…

What Are Relationship Attachment Styles?

What Are Relationship Attachment Styles?

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve probably seen #attachmentstyle making the rounds. The hashtag has been viewed more than a billion times on TikTok. So what is attachment style? Relationship attachment style refers to how people behave in relationships, from expressing intimacy to handling conflict. The term became popular in 1969 when psychologist…

Congressional Briefing: Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Vaccination and Screening

Congressional Briefing: Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Vaccination and Screening

Presentation Slides Cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which include cervical, throat, head, neck, anal, penile and vaginal, remain a significant public health problem in the United States. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide and an estimated 4,300 deaths from cervical cancer will occur in 2023 in the U.S. Fortunately,…

Barriers to Biosimilars in the US

Obstáculos de los biosimilares en EE.UU.

English Se proyecta que las mujeres en Estados Unidos pasarán casi 50 años de sus vidas tomando medicamentos con prescripciones. Y el costo de estos medicamentos puede ser dolorosamente alto. De hecho, 4 de cada 10 (el 43%) de mujeres no han podido comprar medicamentos de prescripciones y casi 1 de cada 10 no han…

Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Biosimilars

Preguntas para tu proveedor de atención médica sobre biosimilares

English Los biosimilares son medicamentos modelados a partir de otro tipo de medicamentos llamados biofármacos. Ambas opciones pueden usarse para tratar una gama de problemas médicos, incluyendo trastornos autoinmunitarios tales como la artritis reumatoide (AR) y algunos tipos de cáncer. Los biofármacos se preparan a partir de una fuente natural, tal como células vegetales o…

Clinically Speaking: Importance of Clinical Trials in Lupus Research

Clinically Speaking: Importance of Clinical Trials in Lupus Research

About 1.5 million Americans are living with some form of lupus — and 9 out of 10 of them are women. Lupus is often hard to diagnose because it shares symptoms with so many other conditions, and because it affects the immune system of each person differently. Lupus can also be tough to treat, and…

Barriers to Biosimilars in the US

Barriers to Biosimilars in the US

Women in the United States can expect to spend nearly 50 years of their lives taking prescription drugs. And the cost of those drugs can be painful. In fact, 4 in 10 (43%) women haven’t been able to fill a prescription and nearly 1 in 10 haven’t taken their medicine as prescribed because of cost…

Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Biosimilars

Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Biosimilars

Biosimilars are drugs modeled after another type of drug called biologics. Both can be used to treat a variety of health issues, including autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and some types of cancer. Biologics are made from a natural source, such as plant or human cells, and biosimilars are made in the same…