Drugs and Devices

Rx for Change: Excuse Me, Is That a Metal-on-Metal Device You’re Wearing?

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Aug 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Excuse Me, Is That a Metal-on-Metal Device You’re Wearing?

Hip replacement, a surgical procedure where the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic device, is usually done to relieve severe pain and mobility problems in a natural joint damaged by arthritis or trauma. Usually, both the “ball” (i.e., femoral head) and “socket” (i.e., acetabulum) are replaced, with excellent results.

Shots for Osteoporosis–Convenient, Expensive, & Possibly Dangerous

By Cindy Pearson | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Shots for Osteoporosis–Convenient, Expensive, & Possibly Dangerous

Some day soon, you may be offered a shot for osteoporosis. If you’re a woman who is already being treated for osteoporosis, or who has been being encouraged to take medication to prevent bone loss, the prospect of a shot may seem very appealing.

Overlapping Pain Conditions: Women in Pain Need More

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Overlapping Pain Conditions: Women in Pain Need More

Some health issues are easy to diagnose and easy to resolve. If you fall off a ladder and your leg hurts, you get an X-ray. If the X-ray shows a fracture, your leg is put in a cast. No one at the emergency room questions why you need a cast for your broken leg.

You Can Count on Us

By NWHN Staff | Jun 1, 2015 | Comments Off on You Can Count on Us

Let’s face it, nearly all of us have had challenges with our sex lives at one time or another. And no wonder! We live in a culture that is obsessed with women’s sexuality and sexual performance and the pharmaceutical industry certainly wants to cash in on it.

The FDA’s Hesitation to Approve ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’ Drugs Isn’t About Sexism

By Coco Jervis | Mar 27, 2015 | Comments Off on The FDA’s Hesitation to Approve ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’ Drugs Isn’t About Sexism

The cultural impact and huge profitability of male-targeted impotence drugs has prompted a rapidly accelerating race to create similar drug treatments for women. Despite more than a decade of research and millions of dollars spent on development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve a single drug treatment for cis women dealing with so-called female sexual dysfunction (FSD).

Women & Concussion: An Under-Recognized Danger

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Women & Concussion: An Under-Recognized Danger

Two years ago I offered a manuscript on concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to a publisher who had welcomed my previous manuscripts with enthusiasm. This one was declined as too esoteric, too niche, for the publisher to take a chance on it.

Rx for Change: Diabetic Neuropathy

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetics often experience neuropathy (nerve pain or dysfunction); some people with diabetic neuropathy (DN) may be unaware of it because symptoms can be subtle. DN symptoms range from numbness or tingling to severe pain that interferes with daily activities and keeps people up at night.

Rx for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

Recommendations about bone density (BD) testing have shifted over the last few years — we are proud to say, more toward what the NWHN has recommended for over a decade! This article reviews the BD testing recommendations from the Choosing Wisely® campaign.

NWHN in Action – May/June 2014

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action – May/June 2014

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

Has Your Hip Been Recalled?

By NWHN Staff | Jan 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Has Your Hip Been Recalled?

When cars, baby cribs, or even microwaves are recalled because there’s a safety problem or the product doesn’t work, you can check the unique serial number on your car, crib, or microwave to immediately discover if the one you own has been recalled, or if there’s no need for you to worry.