30
Apr

Hot Flashes Increased by Summer Heat

It’s almost summer. For most, summer equals fun. But for the millions of women in perimenopause or already in menopause, the heat of summer means increased hot flashes.   Hot flashes are caused by a sudden release of heat accompanied by sweating. Blood vessels under the skin dilate suddenly to let off heat. That causes …

24
Mar

Colonoscopy Song for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and that means just one thing… It’s time to ask, “When was the last time I had a colonoscopy?” You wouldn’t think colon cancer is something to sing about. But colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer. And it’s the most preventable. Singing about it …

8
Mar

Do You Know the Most Common Health Condition in Women?

It’s International Women’s Day. When you think about women’s health, which of these do you think is most common? 1. Infertility? 2. Pregnancy? 3. Cancer? 4. Menopause? If you guessed #4 you are correct. Because even though those other conditions are common, every woman will reach menopause and most are not prepared. Just like you …

20
Feb

You Don’t Have to be A Journalist to Journal

Do you keep a journal? Many successful people do.   Journaling is an easy way to memorialize your thoughts; a place to see where you were in the past and where you are now.   It’s a great way to see if your symptoms have changed, to recall what medications or treatments you tried, to …

13
Feb

Top 7 Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

If you want to live a long and healthy life, Valentines Day  and Heart Health month is a great reminder to protect your heart. Heart attack is the most common cause of death in women, and one of the most preventable causes. But many women don’t realize that women usually have different symptoms of a …

10
Feb

Lower Your Stress With Yoga

When it comes to stress, we have an abundance of it. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that up to 85% of doctor’s visits are stress-related.   But popping a pill is not the only solution for lowering stress.   There’s a very ancient solution…yoga.   Years ago when I was running a medical …

15
Jan

How Many Eggs In Your Basket?

Have you ever wondered how many eggs your ovaries contain ie your ovarian reserve? Or how long they might last?   It’s a fascinating question whose answer began when you were developing inside your mother’s womb.   According to an article in the June 2017 issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a …

3
Oct

Breast Cancer Prevention – 5 Essential Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women are marching around the country to bring awareness and to raise money for breast cancer prevention. It’s no wonder. Breast cancer is scary and with good reason. It can be a lethal disease, the treatment can change a woman’s body, and screening is uncomfortable.   But there is …

29
Sep

Hereditary Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

This month is very a big one in women’s health.   First of all, it is National Menopause Awareness Month. The second is that it is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week. So, I thought it would be good to discuss a topic that gets too little attention – the inherited potential risk …

23
Sep

9 Dots – How To Think Outside the Box and Lower Stress

Do you like doing puzzles? I was assigned one as part of a mindfulness class to help us lower stress by thinking “outside of the box.” It was three rows of three dots on top of each other. The task was to connect all 9 dots using 4 straight lines without ever picking up the …

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