Tag: Women Health

Marital Status

Marital Status

Sociologists refer to marital status as an achieved characteristic, in the sense that marital behavior is socially defined and influenced, rather than having any biological properties. Children are typically assumed to be single (never married), whereas adults are generally classified as being single, married, separated, divorced, or widowed, although of course people may change categories [...]

September 16, 2011 More
Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Health insurance is a key factor facilitating access to health care services. Individuals without health insurance are often denied care, especially if the condition for which a patient is seeking care does not require any immediate attention and/or intervention. Uninsured and underinsured individuals tend to delay care and forego maintenance and/or routine health services to [...]

September 13, 2011 More
Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a form of medical research involving human participants. What follows is a brief overview about what clinical trials are and why they are done, important considerations for individuals considering participation in clinical trials, and a history of women and clinical trials. The primary purpose of clinical trials is to determine whether promising [...]

August 6, 2011 More
Cancer

Cancer

Around 400 BC, Hippocrates described the long, bulky veins spread around some breast tumors as resembling the limbs of a crab, hence its name—karkinoma in Greek and, later, its Latin equivalent cancer. Although cancer is not one disease, all cancers share one characteristic and it is the uncontrolled growth of cells. Our normal body is [...]

August 2, 2011 More
Health statistics

Health statistics

 The average life expectancy between 1950 and 2000 increased by an average of 8 years for males and females of all races. But, the most significant increase in life expectancy was among AA females whose average life expectancy increased by 12.3 years. This improvement has raised the average life expectancy to 75 years for AA [...]

July 28, 2011 More