Get a Mammogram

When to Get a Mammogram

Topic: When to Get a Mammogram Expert groups often disagree with each other on breast cancer screening. CR makes sense of the different recommendations. Every October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which always brings a flurry of reminders to women to stay up to date with their mammograms: X-rays that help detect lesions in the…

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies

Topic: Postpartum Depression Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies While postpartum depression could strike anyone, there are some factors that increase your risk. Learn more about what causes postpartum depression and how to prevent it. After giving birth, about 80 percent of new mothers experience sadness and mood swings known as the “baby blues.” These…

STD Symptoms

STD Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Topic: STD Symptoms You Should Never Ignore Rates of sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia have more than doubled in older adults. Here’s how to protect yourself. After a certain age, it’s easy to dismiss sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as something you don’t have to worry about. But experts note that anyone, at any…

Chemo Brain

Exercise May Help to Ease ‘Chemo Brain’

Topic: Exercise May Help to Ease ‘Chemo Brain’ Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who stayed physically active had fewer problems with memory and thinking. Regular exercise may help lessen “chemo brain” among women being treated for breast cancer, according to a large-scale new study of the associations between physical activity, chemotherapy and cognition. The…