Dr. Mache Blog

19
May

7 Common Meds That Increase Your Risk of Breaking a Bone

Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk …

6
May

New BRCA Genetic Test for Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Risks and Benefits

Do you have a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Are you thinking of doing a BRCA genetic test to find out if your genes put you at increased risk for those cancers? Would you visit your doctor or healthcare provider to get tested, or would you do as an increasing number …

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 …

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 …