March 2012

Women with a strong history of breast cancer face few options to preventing the disease.  For those who carry the faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, giving them an almost 3 in 4 chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime, a double mastectomy is the price some are willing to pay to avoid breast cancer.  However, a new study finds there is good news for women at such a high risk for breast cancer, and that is the impact of breastfeeding for more than a year.

The study conducted by the Women's Research Institute in Ontario, Canada, looked at almost 6,000 women with both the... Read More »

One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his/her remaining lifetime. 34 million Americans have low bone mass, which puts them at risk of developing the disease. Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually.

Risk Factors Personal history of fracture after age 50 Current low bone mass History of fracture in a first degree relative Being female Being thin or having a small frame Advanced age Family history of osteoporosis Estrogen deficiency as a result of menopause, especially early or surgically induced... Read More »
Hillcrest Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center Expands Birth Care Services

Tulsa, Okla. – The Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center at Hillcrest Medical Center announced today its grand opening expansion of the fourth floor of their women’s hospital. The new floor is named the “Sandra L. Jackson Birth Care Unit.”

The expansion was initiated due to the increased volume of deliveries at the Women’s Health Center; the increased number of High Risk Antepartum patients; and as a way to provide expanded, comprehensive birth care services all in one unit for the convenience of the... Read More »