The Difference Between PCOS And Endometriosis, Explained By Doctors

In the world of reproductive conditions that can be tough to diagnose, two tend to get the most attention: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. While you’ve probably at least heard of both of these conditions, you might be fuzzy on the details. And, with that, it’s easy to confuse the two.

It’s important to know that it’s not rare to have either one of these health issues. “These are two relatively common gynecological conditions,” says Taraneh Shirazian, MD, an ob-gyn with NYU Langone Health. PCOS affects one in 10 women of childbearing age, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Endometriosis is slightly more common, impacting more than 11 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44, according to the OWH.

Both conditions are notoriously tough to diagnose, given that their symptoms could be caused by a range of

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Medicare vs. Medicaid: What Is the Difference? | Health Insurance

ALTHOUGH THEY WERE BORN ON THE SAME DAY, Medicare and Medicaid are not identical twins. And even though they have been around for 55 years, many people still confuse these government-backed two healthcare programs.

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the laws that created Medicare and Medicaid as part of his Great Society programs to address poverty, inequality, hunger and education issues. Both Medicare and Medicaid offer health care support, but they do so in very different ways and mostly to different constituencies.

According to the Medicare Rights Center:

  • Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage to those age 65 and older, or to those under 65 who have a disability, with no regard to personal income.
  • Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to those who have a very low income, regardless of age.

Some people may be eligible

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To Your Good Health: There is a difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder | Columnists

DEAR DR. ROACH: How long do artificial heart valves last? — K.R.

ANSWER: There are two main replacements for a heart valve: mechanical and bioprosthetic. A mechanical valve, also called artificial, is man-made of durable materials, and the bioprosthetic is typically constructed of animal tissue.

Mechanical valves generally last longer than bioprosthetic valves. The durability of bioprosthetic valves depends on age. For patients in their 20s, a bioprosthetic aortic valve has a 50% chance of failure at 15 years, while in a 70-year-old, less than 10% of aortic valves will fail during the same time.

Mechanical valves are expected to last a person’s lifetime, although there have been models of mechanical valves that have developed failures of different components and had to be recalled. Since the mortality rate of the surgery to replace an artificial valve overall is somewhere between 7% and 14%, this presents a major problem.

However, durability

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Kid Food Entrepreneurs Fighting to Make a Difference

30, 2020

7 min read

To celebrate and support young entrepreneurs who are working to solve environmental and food insecurity problems locally and globally, Hormel Foods launched the 10 Under 20 Food Heroes Awards. The awards bring attention and grants to help the efforts of this inspiring group.

“Ranging from age 6 to 20, these young visionaries have created cutting-edge ideas, grassroots efforts and high-impact initiatives that are making a difference in their communities and the greater world,” said Jim Snee, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hormel Foods.

“We have certainly been inspired by them and are proud to play a small part in their amazing journeys,” added Wendy Watkins, VP Corporate Communications. 

Take a look at the amazing work of this year’s 10 honorees.

Elise Simokat, age 13, Box to Belly Challenge

Photo courtesy of Hormel Foods

Elise Simokat delivered holiday meals to

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Know The Difference And Why You Must Not Ignore Them

Food intolerance can be because of a weak digestive system


  • Food intolerance causes indigestion issues like gas and bloating
  • Food allergy can cause hives and swelling
  • Ignoring food intolerance can lead to more serious health problems

Food allergy and food intolerance are often because of any underlying health condition or because of a poor digestive system. However, it is important to know the difference between the two. According to lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho, it is specifically important to be aware of food allergies. If you don’t know what is causing your allergies, then it may end up causing multiple health problems and may even affect your immune system. In one of his recent IGTV’s, Coutinho elaborates further on the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance and what you should know about the two.

Food allergy vs food intolerance: What you need to know

According to

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Understand the Difference Between Life Stage Vs Life Cycle

The finite nature of human existence requires that life consists of a life cycle that begins with birth and ends with death. This cyclical path affects everyone. During the cycle of living, people traverse through various stages of psychological development called life stages. Often, when a person does not transition properly through a life stage, the emotional deficiencies accumulate, compounding maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns. By addressing issues arising out of a particular life stage, life cycle psychologists work to help people overcome deficiencies so that they can successfully develop during the remaining life stages of their physical life cycle.

Studying the complete scope of life normally relies on two basic assumptions:

(1) that every human being shares in common series of developmental steps or life stages through which they progress and

(2) that each stage builds upon the successes or failures of the one before it.

From infancy through … Read More

The Mental Health of Families That Have a Child With a Disability: 10 Things That Make a Difference

There is a lot of information and activities designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues and to reduce the stigma that often goes along with it.

What about the mental health of families that have a child with a disability?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships.” (Canadian Mental Health Association)

While most parents will say that their child has brought tremendous joy to their lives, it is no secret that the responsibility of having a child with a disability … Read More