The figure is well known - one in eight women will get a diagnosis of breast cancer in her lifetime. But all breast cancers are not the same -- and some are tougher to treat than others. That's why, when new treatments are approved, it's encouraging for those who've been struggling.
November is diabetes awareness month. For the uninitiated, there are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease. The body stops producing insulin. That's the hormone that controls blood sugar. Type 2 is often lifestyle related and can often be controlled, even turned around, by diet and exercise.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is the latest high-profile person to announce that she's been diagnosed with dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease. So what should families do when a loved one gets the diagnosis?
Getting doctor's offices, labs and hospitals to talk to one another can be life-saving in the event of an emergency. Sharing that information is what happens at Hixny -- the health information exchange for New York.
Gardasil, the HPV vaccine recommended to prevent cervical cancer and other cancers, has recently been approved for men and women aged 27 to 45. Previously it wasapproved only to age 26. HPV, the human papilloma virus, is a sexually transmitted disease that's on the increase. That's why St. Peter's Health Partners is ramping up its education to health care providers.