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June 2020

Women’s Health Quiz

True or False?

Half of all women over age 50 will suffer a bone fracture caused in part by osteoporosis.Most lumps in the breast are cancer.Cancer is the leading cause of death in women.Women are less likely to suffer from an autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Crohn’s disease, than men.Physical exercise can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.Women don’t have to worry…

Good News: Women’s Health is Improving!

Life expectancy for women has increased from 78 to 81 years over a recent 30-year period. During that same period, the number of women 50 and older who reported receiving a mammogram has increased from 27 to 72 percent. The number of adult women who smoke has dramatically dropped from 28 to 16 percent. Breast cancer death rates decreased 40 percent from 1989 to 2017. The five-year surviva…

All the Ways We Care

At Hometown Hospital Our Comprehensive Health Services Provide a Lifetime of Care for Women

Women take care of many people during their lifetimes: parents, spouses, sons, daughters, grandchildren and others. But all too often, because women are so busy caring for others, they often neglect to take care of themselves. At Hometown Hospital, we encourage every woman to take advantage of t…

5 Questions Women Should Ask Their Provider

An annual well woman exam, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury, is an important way to stay informed and promote a pattern of preventive care and long-term health. These visits may include immunizations, important diagnostic and health screenings, and education and counseling to make informed health decisions. Talk openly with your provider, give honest answers, and be prepared…

Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women. Some of the most common risk factors for breast cancer include: 

Getting Older: Most breast cancers are found in women age 55 and older. Family History: Having a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer almost doubles a woman’s risk. Having two…

A Message From Our CEO: Let’s Make a Difference

Melissa Etheridge’s story of beating breast cancer is both inspiring and, unfortunately, all too familiar. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and almost all of us know somebody whose life has been affected by the disease, whether it’s a mother or a sister, a daughter or a friend. My Hometown Health, along with the hospitals and clinics of Hometown Hospital, encourages…

Interview With Melissa Etheridge: A Change for the Better

When Melissa Etheridge Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, She Decided to Take Charge of Her Life.

Melissa Etheridge is more than one of rock music’s greatest female icons. Sure, she’s a two-time Grammy award winner who has sold more than 25 million records worldwide, with five Platinum albums. But the Kansas-born singer-songwriter has also won an Oscar (for Best Original Song in 2007) and…

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