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June 2021

Autoimmune Disease By the Numbers

#4 Rank of autoimmune disease as a cause of disability among American women

$86 billion Annual cost of treating Americans with an autoimmune disease

$23.5 million Number of Americans currently suffering from an autoimmune disease

8 million Number of Americans who are at risk for developing an autoimmune disease

100+ Number of diseases classified as autoimmune

75 Percent of…

7 Health Issues: What Every Woman Should Know

This edition of My Hometown Health is focused on the women’s health services available at Hometown Hospital. We’ve already talked about two of the most pressing health issues for women, breast cancer and autoimmune diseases. In this article, we look at seven more of the most common health issues that impact the lives of women and what steps women can take to make sure they stay…

Breast Cancer Spotlight

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to schedule a mammogram.

Because breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. One in eight will be diagnosed.

Because with early detection, treatment is highly successful, with a 98 percent survival rate.

Because a mammogram is the most effective screening tool for detecting breast cancer early before any symptoms…

Women and Autoimmune Disease

When you have an autoimmune disease like Carrie Ann Inaba, your immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues or organs it was designed to protect. Autoimmune diseases are more widespread than most people think. At least 23.5 million Americans suffer from the disorder.

About 75 percent of autoimmune diseases occur in women, leading the National Institute of Health to officially designate it as…

A Message from the CEO: A Lifetime of Care

Women often take the role of the caregiver in their families. But when it comes to their own health and well-being, it’s important for women to have a trusted resource they can turn to, a place with the knowledge and technology to provide the medical care they need with a high level of expertise and compassion. And that’s exactly what every woman can expect to find every day at Hometown…

Celebrity Spotlight: Faced with Multiple Health Challenges, Carrie Ann Carries On

The Emmy-nominated talk show host and choreographer encourages each of us to stay positive and take charge of our health.

Perhaps best known as the positive and encouraging judge on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning television show Dancing with the Stars, Carrie Ann Inaba is also a choreographer, writer, producer, animal advocate and the Emmy-nominated host of The Talk. But this past April, Carr…

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