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?

6 Ways a Yes Vote Would Put Health Care at Risk

vote no on 1During the 2018 election, the choice will be yours: Do you want an unproven, one-size-fits-all government mandate that strips life-saving, decision-making power away from nurses and doctors?

This November, Massachusetts voters will consider a ballot question that would institute government-mandated nurse staffing levels at all hospitals across the Commonwealth. If approved by voters, the law would require every hospital to adopt rigid, one-size-fits-all registered nurse-to-patient ratios at all times – regardless of a hospital’s size, location or the needs of patients.

The Pros and Cons of Using Generic Drugs

generic medsThe last time you had a prescription filled, chances are it was for a generic drug — a medication that’s biologically equal to a brand-name drug in terms of dosage, safety, strength, quality, performance characteristics, the way it’s taken and should be used.

In fact, a record 86 percent of prescriptions dispensed in 2017 were for generic drugs versus brand-name drugs according to IQVIA, one of the world’s largest contract research organizations.

Why, exactly, are generic medications so popular?