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Wellness expert shares tips for creating more livable indoor environments

Atlanta-based consultant uses her expertise to develop one-of-a-kind wellness experience in the heart of downtown Atlanta at The Ellis Hotel

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The Most In-Demand Career in Health--Registered Nurse

The need for more registered nurses—one of the most in-demand careers in the entire United States—is projected to grow 19 percent by 2022, which is faster than the average growth for all occupations.

Top Healthcare, Health Insurance, Pharmaceutical & Biotech Companies for Women 2015

Each year, DiversityComm, Inc.

Setting Healthy Goals-Four Steps to Better Well-Being

Setting healthy goals is a great way to promote your own well-being by lowering your risk of conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and more.  Of course, that’s sometimes easier said than done. After all, have you ever caught yourself saying, “I’m going to get in shape this year by exercising more and eating healthier”?  As it turns out, The Huffington Post reports that about 100 million Americans make resolutions every year, but only 45 percent follow through with them.  Setting health goals isn’t simply about buying into a new health fad.

"Diagnosis Anxiety:The Working Mother Breast Screening Report" Sheds New Information On Breast Cancer

A new survey entitled "Diagnosis Anxiety: The Working Mother Breast Screening Report" sheds important new information on the level of awareness women have about breast cancer today and what they are doing to help reduce the disease or detect it early. The survey of 2,502 women, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute (WMRI) and sponsored by GE Healthcare, revealed that while 80% of the women have had a mammogram, and 70% of those women get an annual breast screening:


  • •Only one out of five women surveyed who have dense breasts know that they may be at a higher risk of breast cancer.

Kelly Roberts, MD, director of breast imaging curriculum at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago, calls this finding "alarming" considering that a woman with extremely dense breasts has twice as much risk of developing cancer in the next 10 years as a woman with average density. In addition, mammography is estimated to be only 48% effective in detecting cancers in dense breasts, compared to 98% effective in typical fatty breasts, according to Dr. Roberts.1

  • • Fewer than half (43%) knows that having dense breast tissue makes it harder to read a mammogram.

Jessie Jacob, MD, chief medical officer of Breast Health at GE Healthcare, says, "Dense breast tissue masks cancers making it difficult for radiologists to detect on a standard mammogram.  As a breast imaging physician, I educate my patients about risk factors around breast density and the supplemental screening options that exist because there is no one size fits all approach to screening women with dense breasts."

A full report of the WMRI study can be found here.

  • •In addition, only 9% of the survey participants with dense breasts say their doctor recommended a supplemental screening breast exam.
  • •Only 21% knew that if your mother had dense breasts, you are likely to follow.


The Callback Quandary
Nearly half of the women surveyed who have had a mammogram have been asked to return for more tests. For women with dense breasts, that number jumped to 69%. Three quarters of women in the survey who have been called back feel nervous, and 43% find it difficult to focus on day-to-day activities while waiting for results.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, "This new WMRI survey touches on a topic that affects all women, whether or not they're working and whether or not they're moms.  The big questions about how to protect ourselves always loom, and the annual ritual of mammography is a time of intense anxiety for many of us."

Testing Info
While 84% of the respondents call the level of detail they received about their mammogram results "acceptable," only 59% say they are satisfied with their interaction with their radiologist and slightly fewer feel informed about the different types of breast imaging technology available to them.

Nine out of 10 consider mammograms to be an important part of health management while 80% have had at least one mammogram. Seventy percent of the respondents who have had a mammogram get screened annually. And a vast majority of women who have had mammograms report a positive experience, with 92% saying they were satisfied with their interaction with their technician, the overall atmosphere of the facility (91%) and how quickly they got an appointment (90%).

Why Women Skip Breast Screening
For the 20 percent of women who hadn't had a mammogram, the top reason for skipping it was cost (36%) followed by 24% who say it's "not necessary," 15% who say they never got around to it and 13% who are afraid.

Minorities & Mammograms
The Working Mother survey found that minority women, who comprised 14% of the survey, report slightly different breast screening experiences. They are more likely to say they received their first mammogram to be proactive about their health (25% of minority women vs. 21% of the total sample). However, they are less likely to have gotten their first mammogram because a doctor recommended one as a baseline (42% of the minority women vs. 48%, total sample).

About the Survey Respondents
The survey was completed by a total of 2,502 women, who were at least 35 years old with an average age of 56, spanning 50 states. Eighty percent of the respondents have had a mammogram, breast ultrasound other breast imaging. A total of 68% of the women say they do not have a family history of breast cancer while 32% do. The ethnic makeup of the survey was 86% white, 9% black, 2% Asian, 2% American Indian and 1% Other, with 4% of the sample also identifying as Hispanic.

About the Methodology
The Working Mother Research Institute developed a national survey and fielded it through a series of email blasts sent by Survey Sampling International to women who had agreed to participate. Bonnier Custom Insights received and tabulated the responses, which were analyzed by Maria S. Ferris Consulting LLC.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Lee National Denim Day® Kicks Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lee® Jeans encourages people to celebrate Lee National Denim Day today by putting on their jeans and donating $5 to the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. Lee National Denim Day has focused on raising money for the Society's life-saving breast cancer research and support programs since 1996. Denim Day has raised more than $91 million to date, and today Lee Jeans hopes to add millions more to that total.

Revolutionary Tool Delivers Personalized Tailored Nutrition Plans

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Top Disability Friendly Companies of 2014

Each year, DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) and it's four BOTB  Winner 2014diversity magazines conduct select evaluations of the nation’s Employers, Supplier Diversity Programs , Industry Leaders, Law Enforcement & Government Agencies and Colleges, Universities and MBA Schools.

USBLN Strategic Partnerships Advancing Disability Inclusion in Business on the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

WASHINGTON, DC (July, 2014) - As we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act USBLN(ADA), the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is excited about the many recent productive partnerships that have been forged resulting in cutting edge events and initiatives to fulfill the promise of the ADA of full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life, including employment.

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