What you know about Parkinson’s disease may be limited to hearing an interview with Michael J. Fox or reading about the diagnosis of Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Alan Alda, or Ozzy Osbourne. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-…Continue Reading.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, recognizing a condition that affects nearly 200 million women around the world. When the endometrial tissue lining the uterus grows outside of it, this tissue bleeds during menstrual periods. But because the blood can’t escape the body like regular me…Continue Reading.
Any pregnant woman waiting to give birth understands the vulnerable nature of labor and delivery. Women are programmed to look for comfort and safety while laboring so that they feel at ease with the birthing process. Whether a woman has chosen a vaginal birth, cesarean, or has an emergent condit…Continue Reading.
The Women’s Health Clinic receives a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Inc. (IBCAT)
The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support services throughout Indiana. The trust receives funds through sales from the breast cancer awareness special recognition license plate, which…Continue Reading.
As COVID-19 continues to storm through the world, putting a stop to many everyday social activities, life has somehow managed to carry on. Brides and grooms are still walking down aisles, neighbors are still talking about the weather (although it might be through a mask or across a driveway) and …Continue Reading.
Hey, here’s news: Women aren’t daintier than men. Obvious? Sure, but for most of modern medicine, research and training was male-focused, and the repercussions have been dramatic. Throw pervasive gender bias into the healthcare disparity stew, and you get a lot of women not receiving the care…Continue Reading.
January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Hancock Regional Hospital understands how important it is to bring awareness to this sometimes confusing organ and the chronic effects an unhealthy one can have on the body. Thyroid disorders can be tricky, as Hancock Regional Hospital’s Medical Di…Continue Reading.
The good news: Just about everyone knows what the pink breast cancer-awareness ribbon means. The bad: Despite the multibillions of dollars in research into the disease, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Knowing that, it’s almost impossible not to worry about the…Continue Reading.