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EverydayHealth.com Promotes Health Innovations During Women's Health Awareness Month
May 19, 2011 (04:05 PM EDT)


Hundreds of Free Doctor-Led "Women'sWorks" Educational Events Nationwide

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EverydayHealth.com, a leading provider of online health solutions, is encouraging women to take charge of their health. During the month of May, Women's Health Awareness Month, the website is reporting on women's health innovations and promoting attendance for da Vinci Women's Health "Women'sWorks: Tools For a Healthier You" – free, doctor-led health education programs at hospitals across the country coordinated in support of National Women's Health Week, an initiative by the Office of Women's Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS).  A listing of hundreds of dates and locations is available at EverydayHealth.com.  

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Attendees of the annual Women'sWorks public events will learn from experts and medical doctors about positive advances in diagnosing and treating some common conditions affecting women today.  Both EverydayHealth.com and da Vinci Surgery are supporting the annual Women'sWorks initiative as a powerful way to increase health awareness among women.  

Beginning May 1st, EverydayHealth.com will feature original reporting on breakthroughs in heart disease, breast cancer, fibroids, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and gestational diabetes, which will appear on its website throughout the month.  "Women are the family health managers, and yet they often neglect their own health," said EverydayHealth.com editor Jenny Sucov. "We want to encourage women with exciting advances that aid positive health outcomes for more and more women."

The complete article is available on EverydayHealth.com, and a few innovations include:

  • In diagnosing breast cancer, a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner custom-designed for the breast eliminates the need to compress breast tissue, and produces a 3D image in as little as 10 seconds. The CT scanner can also detect tumors that are difficult to see on a mammogram and as small as 3 millimeters, which is the size of three grains of sugar.

  • Advances also have been made in treating fibroids with robotic surgery providing a quicker recovery time and leaving smaller scars on the skin.  

  • In the area of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, medical advances include new drugs, that are designed to increase bone mass rather than just prevent bone loss.

  • Gestational diabetes, which when not treated can increase risks for both mother and child of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, also has new testing standards that were announced in March.  According to the standards from the American Diabetes Association, all pregnant women will receive a more accurate diagnostic oral glucose tolerance test.

 About Everyday Health, Inc.

 With more than 28 million monthly unique visitors (source: comScore), Everyday Health is the leading provider of online health solutions.  Everyday Health offers consumers, healthcare professionals and marketers a wide range of content, applications and advertising-based services.  Its broad portfolio of websites and mobile applications span the health spectrum, from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings.  Everyday Health offers the tools, community, and expert advice people need to live healthier lives, every day.  Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos and investors include Foundation Capital, NeoCarta Ventures, Revolution, Rho Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Village Ventures.

About da Vinci Women's Health "Women'sWorks"

In honor of National Women's Health Week, da Vinci Surgery, Everyday Health, The Office on Women's Health, and hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. have teamed up to bring you da Vinci Women's Health "Women'sWorks: Tools for a Healthier You." These wellness events, led by doctors in your community, aim to educate women 35 and older about early detection and treatment options for common health issues.

da Vinci® Surgery is the product of the global leader in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. A growing number of doctors use da Vinci Surgery to treat a wide range of benign and cancerous conditions. It is the #1 surgical option for gynecologic cancer and prostate cancer. Thousands of trained surgeons are now able to offer this minimally invasive option to their patients.

The Office on Women's Health (OWH), a Division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, created womenshealth.gov, the federal government source for women's health information. Womenshealth.gov is regarded as one of the most credible health sites worldwide. OWH also established National Women's Health Week, a weeklong observance every May aimed at empowering women to make their health a top priority and encouraging them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks for disease. To learn more, visit www.womenshealth.gov/whw or www.facebook.com/hhsowh.

SOURCE EverydayHealth.com