Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

Be Still My Heart: How Heart Attacks Look Different for Women

red heart with hats offChances are, you’ve seen at least one dramatic movie scene in which a man suddenly clutches his chest and falls to the floor. In real life, however, the heart attack victim could just as likely be a woman — heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S. — and the scene may not be nearly as dramatic.

The fact is, while men and women can and often do experience the “classic” heart attack symptoms of severe chest tightness and pressure, with the pain radiating down the left arm, women are more likely to have other, more subtle signs. You should know what those signs are.

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?