preventive mastectomies http://wrvo.org en Why more women are choosing to have prophylactic mastectomies http://wrvo.org/post/why-more-women-are-choosing-have-prophylactic-mastectomies <p>When actress Angelina Jolie decided to have her breasts surgically removed to prevent her from getting breast cancer, it brought unprecedented attention to the growing trend of prophylactic mastectomies. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO’s health and wellness show, “Take Care,” spoke with Dr. Ann Partridge, a medical oncologist and Harvard professor, about why more women are electing to have this surgery.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:40:31 +0000 WRVO News 38748 at http://wrvo.org Future topics: patient privacy rights, the farmers market and traveling healthy http://wrvo.org/post/future-topics-patient-privacy-rights-farmers-market-and-traveling-healthy <p>Join us this Sunday on Take Care for a discussion on patient privacy rights. What happens when you surrender privacy for lower insurance premiums at work? A national patient's rights advocate warns us of the risks involved.</p><p>Then, got back pain? As many as 80 percent of Americans do at some point in their lives. A leading back expert explains how to minimize back pain and offers tips on prevention. Plus- coming soon to a farmer's market near you: tender lettuce, sun-warmed strawberries, and red ripe tomatoes. Get expert tips for smart shopping from a local producer who heads up a year-round farmer's market.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 15:49:18 +0000 Leah Landry 38321 at http://wrvo.org Future topics: patient privacy rights, the farmers market and traveling healthy