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"Given the number of women who experience sexual health issues, it is important to provide them with accurate, unbiased information on conditions they may encounter throughout their lifetime, said NWHRC executive director Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill when the survey results were released.
In conjunction with the survey, the NWHRC and ARHP, together with Boehringer Ingelheim, developed an educational campaign and web site (www.sexandahealthieryou.com) to provide information and to promote effective communication between women and their doctors, and women and their partners.
"When it comes to ensuring that people get the vitamins and minerals they need in their daily diet, we were concerned about their lack of knowledge--especially among women, who are more likely to take an active role in promoting their families' health," notes NWHRC executive vice president Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill.
An NWHRC survey found lower-income women in particular believed their health had declined over the prior five years.
The NWHRC survey found that lower-income women in general indicated that their health had declined over the last five years.
The NWHRC study placed some responsibility for the quality of communication on women, suggesting that they need to prepare themselves better before visiting a doctor.
The campaign from Novartis and NWHRC aims to help people with chronic constipation and IBS-C get effective care.
Butler GUM intends to play a major role in educating the public about these issues, Dushman adds, working with dental professionals and such organizations as the NWHRC and the March of Dimes.
Shepherd will work with NWHRC and Novartis to encourage women who have been diagnosed with IBS with constipation to offer support to other sufferers who remain undiagnosed.
"COPD has increased dramatically--especially in women--yet awareness of the disease remains alarmingly low," comments Amy Niles, president and chief executive officer of the NWHRC. "Not only is the disease on the rise but the face of COPD is changing.
and the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) have teamed up to fight against gum disease and the effects it can have on a person's overall health in a program the organizations are calling "Brush Up on Wellness."
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