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Women’s Health Issues
Mary Shipp
HCS/455
June, 18, 2012
Katherine Smith

According to freedictionary.com the definition of health care policy is “a principle that no one can legally perform any acts that endanger the public health.” Health care access is an “ability of a person to receive health care services, which is a function of availability of personnel and supplies and the ability to pay for those services.” Health care policy also are many rules, regulations, and guidelines that exist to operate, finance, and shape health care delivery.
Women’s Health Care
Besides developing the same health care issues as men do, women have different health care issues also. Health care for women’s issues should be deal with differently from that for men. If health care providers do not take these issues seriously, women will suffer.
Heart Diseases
Men and women are affected from heart disease differently. It is the number one cause of death in both men and women. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), heart disease causes 29% of deaths in women annually. Usually more men die from heart disease but women are more likely underdiagnosed or mis-diagnosed. Once the heart conditions are diagnosed correctly, it is often too late.
Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Breast cancer can cause fear in women causing them not to go to their providers for testing. Breast cancer can also cause women to make harsh choices in getting mastectomies when mastectomies are not warranted.
Osteoporosis
Women of the past reached a certain age; they were worried about becoming hunched back, suffering from back pains, or feebleness. This was before providers knew about osteoporosis. More than 44 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Sixty-eight percent of that number of Americans…...

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