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 …

25
Feb

Sad To Be Alone – The Power of Friends

Ever since the Garden of Eden when Adam gave up a rib to have a companion, we’ve known that being alone isn’t what we’re designed to be. People do not do well with loneliness and isolation. I see it in my patients all the time. Feeling isolated often leads to sadness and depression. Loneliness raises …

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 …

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 …

8
Nov

Hot Flashes and Sleep Apnea Linked

If you’re one of the 75% of women who get hot flashes around the time of menopause, there may be more than just the heat that is affecting your sleep. According to a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) November 1 online publication of Menopause, severe hot flashes may be putting you at risk for both …

7
Nov

Your Belly Fat a Clue to Metabolic Syndrome

Are you struggling with midlife belly fat? Belly fat can mean much more more than how you look or your jeans or dress size. Your jelly belly may be a clue you’ve got metabolic syndrome. I’m discussing metabolic syndrome in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. In the U.S., 114 million people either have diabetes or …

2
Nov

Diabetes Song in Honor of Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. And diabetes definitely needs more awareness. There are approximately 114 million people in the U.S. affected by diabetes. 30 million have the disease and 84 million more people have prediabetes meaning their blood sugar is elevated but not yet quite to the point that they are diagnosed with diabetes.   …

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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