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National Wear Red Day Urges Women to “Know their Power”

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day®, so break out your little red dress (or sweater because, you know, it's February and a good portion of the country is either buried under snow or is gearing up for the next snow storm). I've been writing about heart health for many years. One of my first jobs as a health editor was for a newsletter that covered cardiovascular health. When my sister suffered a stroke in her 40s in 2008, and just over a year later my father died of a heart attack, my… [Read More]

Beyond the Buzz: Media and the Zika Virus

There is a special art to reporting health news. It demands a thorough understanding of the subject, coupled with the ability to break it down into an easily understood, yet interesting, story. If the story is too heavily weighted on one side, the entire narrative can change.  You've probably seen the media coverage about the Zika virus, and how it has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.).  The virus is spread by mosquitos that causes mil… [Read More]

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer remains one of the leading causes of death among women around the world, because in many countries, screening tests, such as the Pap smear, are simply not available or easily accessible. Thanks to better technology and increased awareness and access, cervical cancer is fairly uncommon in North America. However, it is important that we continue to educate and inform women about the importance of screenings for cervical cancer (and other sexually transmitted infections) an… [Read More]

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