Category - General Health

7
May

Simple Household Ways to Kill Covid-19

One patient asked me, “They keep telling me to wash my hands. When is it OK to take a shower?”   Let’s face it, everyone wants to disinfect their hands and their countertops, doorknobs and other places that Covid-19 may be lurking.   Here are some simple things that you can make to be help …

4
May

Musical Monday – Dateless Saturday Night

A while ago I was asked to write the music and lyrics for a musical comedy. It was called Male, Female, Email. It got a reading at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and interest for production in London. But just like internet dating, things don’t always work out. Nevertheless, it was very exciting and it resulted …

30
Apr

What is Puberty, Menstruation, Perimenopause and Menopause?

In this time of stay at home isolation, millions of women are not able to go to their healthcare providers for routine care. And for women in perimenopause and menopause, that creates a lot of stress for dealing with work, relationships and self-esteem. As a women’s wellness and menopause expert and author of the best …

6
Apr

Wearing Gloves? You Still Have to Wash Your Hands!

Many people believe if they wear gloves they will be protected from infection. But they haven’t learned about “cross contamination.” It’s where the infection is on one thing, like gloves, and the gloves then spread the infection to another thing, like your face. This video makes the point really simple. Touch germs with your gloves, …

24
Mar

Wash Your Hands music video

It’s hard to believe that only a short time ago, no one would give a second thought to going out to dinner, a movie, or to the gym. Toilet paper wasn’t a scarce commodity and hand sanitizer was something we likely weren’t thinking about. We also didn’t wash hands 10+ times a day. Since corona …

28
Jan

You Are NOT Too Young For Heart Disease

Usually when I share an article, it’s from a well-known medical journal. But this information was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ January 15, 2020).   And it’s alarming!   Heart disease and strokes are killing an increasing number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 64, in the …

1
Jan

Issue 46 of The Hot Years is Now Available

10
Dec

When Treatment Causes Menopause

Menopause always comes with challenges. When you are 50ish, the symptoms come on gradually. But when you are younger and still have normal or relatively normal hormone levels, treatment causes an abrupt drop in those hormones, and that causes you to be catapulted into menopause. That large, sudden change in hormones causes large, sudden changes …

8
May

Menopause Symptoms – Before, During and After

How will you change after menopause? Studies show that most women don’t know the answer. It’s the not knowing that leads to fear and worry for so many women.   To make things worse, many doctors don’t diagnose menopause as the cause of the variety symptoms their patients are experiencing.   It’s not surprising. Menopause …

1
May

My Odometer

Monday I hit a milestone birthday. I sat down and wrote this poem put to music played by Ben Schwendener. Listen to the narration over the music. It will add to the flavor. Hope you enjoy it and if you, please comment below.     My odometer turned again One more revolution With multiple conclusions …

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