May 27

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Bisexuality, often stigmatized, typically has been lumped with homosexuality in previous public health research. But when Indiana University scientists recently focused on the health issues and behaviors specific to behaviorally bisexual men and women, they found tremendous variety, and that commonly used labels, such as heterosexual and homosexual, can sometimes do more harm than good.

Bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, men who have sex with men , women who have sex with women — these are just some of the terms commonly used to characterize sexual partnering and attraction in recent research.

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Apr 12

A new study has found that up to 85 percent of the women in the United Kingdom are wearing ill-fitting bras, some of which are strangling women’s breasts and may be adversely affecting their health.

Breast health in relationship to wearing a bra typically focuses on the question of whether bras can cause breast cancer. While some studies have claimed or eluded to possible evidence that bras can cause breast cancer, the National Cancer Society states that this is a myth and that there is no scientific evidence that wearing a bra can cause cancer.

The origin of this myth can be attributed to a provocative 1995 book titled “Dressed to Kill” that claims that women who wear underwire bras up to 12 hours per day have a significantly higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not wear a bra. Follo

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Feb 19

National Jewish Health, the nations #1 respiratory hospital, presents Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tracey Conway as its speaker at the New Directions for Women luncheon on March 29 at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton. The luncheon will raise funds for National Jewish Health to support research and treatment of lung and heart diseases that affect women.

Conway will present her poignant and humorous journey as a heart disease survivor after dropping dead at age 39 from sudden cardiac arrest. Her presentation will motivate women and men to find passion for their health and life priorities.

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Jul 18

Cupertino-based CRC offers a network of behavioral health and addiction treatment services. The company’s CEO is R. Andrew Eckert .

The news comes on the heels of the company naming a new CFO earlier in July.

In his new role, Duerst is expected to oversee marketing for the company’s more than 150 treatment programs to clinical professionals, education consultants and strategic accounts.

He was previously vice president of sales at specialty pharmaceutical company Ther-Rx Corp. Ther-Rx Corp. Latest from The Business Journals Senators call for investigation into KV drugDoctors outraged at KV preemie drug price tag of ,500 Follow this company

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