Medical experts recommend that everybody should get a flu shot before the peak flu season begins, which is from December to March. However, many people simply prefer not to take it because of the mistaken notion that taking the vaccine will actually give them the flu. There is a reason why people believe this. It is a known fact that vaccines actually contain the virus that they are made to kill. This means, in the case of the flu vaccine, it actually contains the flu virus. This naturally triggers the question - won't it then cause the symptoms in the person who gets the shot? To understand how this works, take a look at how vaccines work. How flu shots work The influenza virus is first deactivated and then used to prepare the vaccine. About ten to fourteen days after you've received the flu shot, the deactivated viruses help to develop antibodies in your ...
October 15, 2017support
Breast cancer isn't something women should take lightly. Leading health experts recommend women over the age of 40 to be screened for breast cancer every one to two years. Women at a higher risk for breast cancer, such as family history of breast cancer, shouldn't hesitate and schedule an appointment with a mammography viewer. These women are more likely to benefit from one than those at lower a risk. The latest mammography viewer being used in offices across the country is digital mammography. This newer technology takes an x-ray image and stores it electronically on a computer through the use of RIS PACS. Digital mammography stores images on a PACS web viewer or simple PACS viewer, allows of altering of the image, and transmission much more efficiently. Another great thing about digital mammography workstation is the fact it doesn't use nearly as much radiation as traditional film mammography. There have been a ...
October 14, 2017support
Why Flu Immunization Is So Important While the flu shot does not guarantee that you won't become infected by the virus, it does significantly reduce your risk. It is important to note that you need to be vaccinated every year because the flu strain constantly changes which means your shot from last year, will not protect against this year's virus. Every year, scientists work hard to predict what the three most common and wide spread flu strains will be and then they grow the virus in eggs to be made into a vaccine. When you have a flu shot, you are actually injected with a virus that has been killed but the nasal spray variety is made from a virus that is still alive but very week. Do You Need to be Vaccinated? While it is not a requirement to be vaccinated, you should know that the flu is a highly contagious virus that ...
October 11, 2017support
Did you know that 30%-50% of breast cancer could be prevented with a healthy diet and getting regular exercise? Sounds too simple to be true, I know. But the human body is amazing when it comes to taking care of itself. Good nutrition is important but you also need to avoid xenoestrogens which are toxic to your body. Follow these tips below and you'll have healthy breasts and you'll be taking a proactive role in preventing breast cancer. 1 - Focus on Good Nutrition - Avoid simple carbohydrates and processed oils (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oil). - Choose fresh natural foods, not canned and processed foods. - Choose organic, it's been proven to have more vitamins and minerals. Choose good healthy fats. Our body requires good fat to function properly. Too many people eat processed vegetable oil or partially and hydrogenated oil which are harmful to the body. -Omega 3 essential fatty acids (from ocean fish) - ...
October 7, 2017support
The United States Preventive Services (USPS) Task Force recently released a recommendation that women in their 40's should NOT have yearly mammograms. This recommendation obviously conflicts with those of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other groups. But many people wonder if the ACS recommendations aren't some form of recruitment. After all, five radiologists have served as presidents of the American Cancer Society. The American College of Physicians, however, made recommendations similar to the USPS a couple of years ago and the National Breast Cancer Coalition has routinely warned women of the limitations and potential for harm that mammograms hold. The USPS Task Force found that "Radiation-related breast cancers occur at least 10 years after exposure. Radiation from yearly mammograms during ages 40-49 has been estimated to cause one additional breast cancer death per 10,000 women." The National Cancer Institute states that among women under 35, mammography could cause 75 cases of breast ...
October 3, 2017support
Such factors can include her family, the relationships she has - her spiritual values and her work environment. Beyond this she is also affected by her position in the community. The reason why womens health is different to men's health is due to the fact that women react differently to disease. The key to a woman improving her health lies in understanding the factors which affect her. The emphasis ought to be on preventative health and engaging in education on how best to have a healthy lifestyle. In the past, life was very difficult for women. The ability to talk openly about various issues was difficult especially relative to reproduction. Society in those days was less open and there was an underlying fear of how a woman was viewed. Many women became mothers and wives at a very young age. There were many pregnancies some of which were wanted and others which ...
October 1, 2017support
Like almost everything in women's bodies, Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. They experience many changes many times and in many ways over lifetime. Thus, knowing how they normally look and feel is a first step for keeping good breasts health. By far, breast cancer is among the biggest concerns in breasts health, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. According to the American Cancer Society, probably about 200,000 or more US women will discover this year they have breast cancer. About one in eight adult females may be diagnosed with this invasive neoplastic disease during her life, and the probability of death is one in 35. The good news is that breast cancer rates are decreasing, which could be the result of an earlier cancer finding along with an improved treatment. There is no doubt that earlier detection is fundamental in order to have many more treatment ...
September 27, 2017support
When it comes to women's health the physiological differences between men and women have become more and more obvious in recent years and the way in which we treat men and women and diagnose certain conditions have been adapted due to gender. This knowledge means the different sexes are offered treatment better tailored to their specific needs. There are several key areas that need addressing and should be of concern for all women of all ages; these include female cancers, heart disease, reproductive health and diet. Diet is an easy way to avoid some of the biggest killers around today. Most people suffering from heart disease are doing so primarily because they have been partaking in poor diet and little or no exercise. Other conditions such as infertility and diabetes are also brought about by poor diet. Changing this aspect of your lifestyle is vitally important if you wish to avoid the ...
September 25, 2017support