Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

Breast Health: Is 3D Mammography Right for Everyone?

Pink ribbonSimply-Women-logo Finding breast cancer at its earliest stage gives you the best chance for a cure. And mammography has long been the gold standard when it comes to screening and early detection of breast lumps long before they can be felt.

Three-dimensional (3D) mammography — or breast tomosynthesis — is a revolutionary tool in the fight against breast cancer with its ability to capture even more detailed breast images than traditional 2D mammograms. This is important because better imaging leads to earlier diagnosis — and a better chance for a cure.

But which type of mammography is right for you?

How to Talk to Your Teen About Opioid Drugs

buying opioidsSimply-Women-logo Guest Blogger: Stephanie Manzi, LMHC, program director of Motivating Youth Recovery, a 24-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program for adolescents 13- to 17- years of age located at Community Healthlink in Worcester.

Many parents don’t believe their teen would ever misuse opioids. As someone who works with youth in recovery, however, I’m here to tell you that it can and does happen—even in the “best” of families.