BROWSE BY TOPIC
April 21, 2014 | by Kelley

Women and their partners who deal with infertility are aware of it.  Always.  Everyday things I usually don’t notice are sources of heartbreak to them.  We all know (or should know) about infertility.  However, I don’t think we realize how often a person with infertility is confronted with reminders of their condition…everyday, everywhere.  Scroll through […]

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April 15, 2014 | by Dr. Corrado Altomare

I am a board certified gynecologist and menopause specialist, and practiced for over 20 years. It was, and still is, my life’s work to talk with women of all ages and help them navigate through the stages of life, whether they are healthy or dealing with a condition. Like many of my doctor colleagues, I think of myself as a caring and accessible practitioner. Yet, I am aware that many, if not most, women feel unable to talk openly to their doctors about some health issues that concern them.

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April 10, 2014 | by Sandy Morales

“You can contract HIV from having unprotected sex just once.” Those were the words from a health educator to my friend after her HIV test. I had accompanied my friend to a clinic when she was 19 to get tested. She had confessed to me that she had engaged in a one night stand 3 […]

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April 7, 2014 | by Kiera Ferguson

This week is National Public Health Week. Whether we realize it or not, public health plays an immense role in our day-to-day lives. Take a little break from your work emails, your Facebook, or whatever it is you are doing in order to appreciate the many hats public health wears. What is it exactly that […]

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April 2, 2014 | by Sandy Morales

On Wednesday, March 6, 2014, WHF had the opportunity to participate in the Northwestern University Settlement Association’s first Emergency Services Health Fair of the year. The Northwestern University Settlement Foundation has a wide variety of programs and resources available to community members in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago such as a food pantry, crisis […]

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March 31, 2014 | by Kelley

As March draws to a close, so too does Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  From a purely academic standpoint, I have a love-hate relationship with the lower gastrointestinal (GI) system.  When I was in medical school, I loved the entire GI system because it made sense.  The GI system is logically designed; food goes in and […]

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March 27, 2014 | by Molly

  It’s that time of year – we are gearing up to celebrate  Below the Belt: Fighting for Women’s Pelvic Health, a star-powered event on  May 31st, 2014! The event will feature a private acoustic set by a noteworthy female artist (To Be Announced Soon!) and the presentation of two awards- The Passion Award and […]

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March 24, 2014 | by Kelley

In February, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced its new guidelines for when to perform Cesarean sections (C-sections).  Basically, the new recommendations advise longer labor (pushing at least three hours for a first time mother) before a C-section is considered. A C-section is a serious procedure in which an incision is made […]

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