Category: Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Lessons, One Journey Many Paths Video

[ 7 ] October 29, 2014 |

What Breast Cancer Awareness Lessons can be learned?

This “breast cancer awareness lessons” and “One Journey Many Paths” video discussion is brought to you today by Saint Agnes Hospital.

One Journey Many Paths Tami Scovitch

After a month of breast cancer awareness, what did we learn?

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given the flood of pink messages, pink products, pink hype, pink washing, and pink giveaways, what did or should people learn during these 31 days of observance?

Breast cancer awareness lessons

  • There is no way to prevent breast cancer — but through regular mammograms and at-home self exams, it can be caught early, which is a woman’s best chance for survival.

  • Who is affected? Mostly women age 40+, with the majority of diagnoses being given to women age 50+. 

  • 79% of new cases and 88% of breast cancer deaths occurred in women age 50 and over.

  • We can all do something to raise awareness via our actions, our blogs, a fund raising walk or run, buying products that support breast cancer research or supporting legislation to find cures.

  • If you pray, do so, to further the cause.

  • If you are able, help a survivor or someone afflicted with breast cancer. Support their families. Hug a nurse or doctor who works in this field.

  • Educate yourself, so you can educate others.

We can also learn from Breast Cancer Survivors.

Saint Agnes Hospital created a video “One Journey Many Paths” with Tami Scovitch and her family and friends. The concept behind “One Journey Many Paths” shares a Tami’s breast cancer journey from the perspective of the patient’s husband, daughters and friends. We have previously presented Tami’s story in our blog post One Journey Many Paths. When Tami received her breast cancer diagnosis, she started on a new beginning. The journey brought Scovitch to the Saint Agnes Hospital Cancer Institute and brought her family closer together. While Tami was diagnosed with breast cancer , those who loved her learned to cherish each moment together during Tami’s journey.

“This is something we were handed and it’s something we have to deal with ,” Scovitch said. “We’re going to do it together.”

Please take a moment to watch and  listen to the poignant reactions of Tami’s husband, daughters, sister and a member of the volunteer firehouse, where Tami was President of the Auxiliary. Their breast cancer awarenss lessons may be your lessons. 

Saint Agnes Comprehensive Breast Center at Saint Agnes Hospital presents highly recognized physicians at the forefront of advanced techniques, equipment and clinical trials. They have developed a microsite called “One Jouney Many Paths”, which is meant to encourage women and their family and friends to understand breast cancer, talk openly about the disease and make breast health a priority.

Get social during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join Saint Agnes this October as they share other videos, patient stories, must-know facts about breast health and more. Follow #OneJourney on Facebook and Twitter for more access to these resources.

 

What Breast Cancer Awareness Lessons did you learn this month?

Last Chance to Sign Up for Replenish Trial

[ 90 ] October 20, 2014 |

Women 40-65 Tired of Hot Flashes?

Replenish Trial open for application

Today’s discussion of the Replenish Trial is brought to you by Replenish.
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Women around the world are eager to cool down from their hot flashes; are you one of them? If your hot flashes leave you irritable and feeling frustrated, you may be interested in the Replenish Study. This medical research study is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and sweating associated with menopause.

To qualify, you must be:

  •  Female between the ages of 40 and 65
  • Have not had a hysterectomy
  • Suffer from several hot flashes a day

Study Participants:

  • Receive study medication at no cost
  • Receive study-related medical exams (similar to an annual gynecologist visit) at no charge
  • Are not required to have insurance
  • May be reimbursed for time, travel and other expenses

To learn more about the Replenish Study and see if you qualify, visit www.replenishstudy.com or call 1-

800-918-1468.

As well, feel free to ask Replenish Study questions below and a representative will address them.

Blur Skin Imperfections: Lancôme’s Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur

[ 34 ] October 8, 2014 |


Today’s discussion on Blur Skin Imperfections with Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur is part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PhotoPerfectSkin

Blur and Minimize Pores

Blur skin imperfections #PhotoPerfectSkin

Women over 45? Are you seeing those pores a little too much?

Contributing factors to pores getting larger are:

  • Gender–men have larger pores with age than women
  • Age–pores start to look larger as your older skin loses its elasticity
  • Skin type–people with oily skin tend to have larger pores
  • Sun exposure–thickens your skin causing skin cells to collect at the edges of pores, stretching them out
  • Heredity–if one or both or your parents have large pores, you may have or develop larger pores

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What’s a woman to do about enlarged pores as she ages? Skin finishers…

If you google solutions for “enlarged pores” you will find an endless array of confusing unproven solutions from home remedies to expensive pore cleaning techniques. However, a new product has emerged in recent years that has set women’s beauty routines upside down–skin finishers. A skin finisher is so named because it goes on last  (over serums, moisturizers, and sunscreen) forming a physical barrier over any products underneath of it. Instant perfection, that seems worth a try.

Lancôme’s Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur has just been launched. It’s a one minute add on to your beauty routine that promises to blur your skin imperfections. You apply Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur over moisturizer but before makeup application. You can also use it throughout the day for touch-ups. Get a quick peek at how Lancôme’s Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur works by watching this short video of a Woman over 45:

 Just 1 minute for flawless skin

One minute? That doesn’t seem like too much time added to your beauty routine, does it? Might be fun to give Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur a try for smoothing skincare. It contains the skincare properties of Visionnaire and is enriched with PhotoSmooth™ optical technology. The oil-free formula of the product blends seamlessly onto skin and leaves a matte finish, minimizing imperfections instantly (like enlarged pores). Overtime, your skin will look smooth and hydrated. 

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A common question: how is Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur different than a skin primer?

The Lancôme team provided a great answer for that question.

Visionnaire Blur is different from …primers because it is a skin finisher that blurs pores, wrinkles and fine lines. It provides the perfect base for foundation and powder for a flawless, even complexion. New Visionnaire Blur can also be worn without makeup and applied on top of your daily moisturizing cream.

 Blur skin imperfections #PhotoPerfectSkin

What’s your Skincare priority?

Correcting skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles is a priority for Women over 45. Lancôme [1 Minute] Visionnaire Blur utilizes a matifying effect that results in skin instantly looking visibly smooth and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, pores, and uneven texture (over time in 4 weeks). Try it today, 1 minute seems worth the time, doesn’t it?

You can find more information and answers to your questions about the new Visionnaire Blur at the  Lancôme site.

Women 40-65: Replenish research study open for application

[ 81 ] September 15, 2014 |

Tired of Hot Flashes? Apply for the Replenish Research Study

Today’s discussion of the Replenish research study is brought to you by Replenish.

Replenish-PhotoYou may be interested in the Replenish Research Study

 

Are you eager to cool down from hot flashes? Do they leave you irritable and feeling frustrated? Or even interrupt your night’s sleep?

You may be interested in a medical research study called the Replenish Study. It is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and sweating associated with menopause. 

To qualify, you must be:

  • Female between the ages of 40 and 65
  • Have not had a hysterectomy
  • Suffer from several hot flashes a day 

Study Participants:

  • Receive study medication at no cost
  • Receive study-related medical exams (similar to an annual gynecologist visit) at no charge
  • Are not required to have insurance
  • May be reimbursed for time, travel and other expenses

 

To learn more about the Replenish Study and see if you qualify, visit www.ReplenishStudy.com or call 1-800-918-1468.

As well, feel free to ask Replenish Study questions below and a representative will address them.