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July 2019

The Good News About Women’s Health

3.1 Million: Number of American women alive today who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

80%: How many women are diagnosed with breast cancer, recover and live at least 10 years.

40%: Decrease in the death rate for female lung cancer from 1989 to 2016.

23%: Decrease in the death rate for female lung cancer from 2002 to 2016.

33%: Decrease in the death rate for ovarian cancer from 1976 to…

All the Ways We Care: At My Hometown Hospital We’re Helping Women Take Charge of Their Health

At Hometown Hospital, we understand that women face a unique set
of health challenges that are different than men. That’s the reason we provide a comprehensive range of services for women’s health issues. Let’s
take a closer look at specific areas of the body, and some of the most common medical problems that affect women.
Brain
Alzheimer’s
Almost 2/3 of the five million Americans living…

The 4 Most Common Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases are a group of illnesses that occur when the body’s immune system, designed to protect the body, mistakenly attack tissues and organ. Women account for more than two-thirds of the cases of autoimmune diseases. Unfortunately, having an autoimmune disease increases the risk of having another. That’s the reason it’s so important for
women to become more knowledgeable and…

Breast Cancer: The 5 W’s

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now is the
time to get serious about this disease.Breast cancer is the most common
form of cancer among American women. In fact, about one in eight American women (12%) will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime. To help women better understand this important health issue, we’ve put together the Who, What, When, Where and…

A Message from Our CEO: Good News for Every Woman

If you’re like me, you know somebody whose life has been affected by breast cancer, either directly or as a family member or friend. Fortunately, there’s good news about this all-too-common disease. Doctors are having greater and greater success treating breast cancer, especially if it’s caught early. That’s the reason we’ve devoted much of this issue to providing information about…

Interview with Amy Robach: The Life You Save May Be Your Own

It was supposed to be a public service, a way to inform millions of American women about the importance of having a mammogram and possibly save hundreds of lives. In 2013, Amy Robach, now a co-anchor on ABC News’ 20/20 and a featured reporter for Good Morning America, agreed to have her first mammogram on-air during the popular morning news show. But what the test revealed was devastating…

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