Woman’s Health

January 20, 2012

Normalizing blood pressure in middle age reduces lifetime risk for heart disease, stroke

HealthDay reports, “Blood pressure changes in middle age can affect your lifetime risk for heart disease and stroke,” according to a study published in Circulation.
January 19, 2012

Only SOME zinc supplements have the dose proven to shorten colds

Can zinc supplements shorten colds and reduce the progression of advanced macular degeneration?  “Yes, but not all supplements provide a dosage that has been proven effective.” […]
January 19, 2012

Salty foods predispose infants to preferring salt

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Feeding young babies solid foods, such as crackers, cereals and bread, which tend to be high in salt, may set them […]
January 18, 2012

Report says Americans’ heart health in poor state

The National Journal reports, “Nearly every American has at least one risk factor for heart disease,” according to a report from the American Heart Association.
January 18, 2012

Demand for ABA therapy growing for children with autism

Recently, the Los Angeles Times ran a very nice four-part series on autism in an effort to understand reasons for the burgeoning rates of autism spectrum […]
January 17, 2012

Three years later, quitters report less stress, better mood compared to smokers

Not only does the health of former smokers DRAMATICALLY improve after quitting, but people who stop smoking get a boost in their quality of life, new […]
January 17, 2012

CDC says American diet still falls short

This headline is no surprise to readers of this blog. Almost all of us can improve our nutritional habits.
January 16, 2012

1-800-GET THIN centers misleading customers

The AP reports that officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “have issued warning letters to eight surgical centers and a marketing firm in California for […]
August 6, 2010

Fish oil may help lower risk of certain types of breast cancer

CNN/Health.com reported, “Millions of Americans already take fish oil to keep their hearts healthy and to treat ailments ranging from arthritis to depression.” Now a new […]
August 11, 2010

Clinicians doing Pap test too often on women

I find that most of my female patients either are not aware of or do not understand the national recommendations concerning pap smears. Now, there are […]
August 13, 2010

Study: Elective Abortion More Than Triples Breast Cancer Risk

A study out of Sri Lanka has found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer. The study focused on analyzing the […]
August 25, 2010

Weight loss may help reduce menopausal hot flashes in overweight or obese women

CNN reports, “Overweight women who experience hot flashes — the uncomfortable flushing and sweating spells that accompany menopause — may be able to cool those symptoms […]
August 25, 2010

Women interested in preventing age-related weight gain should take up biking or walking

USA Today reports, “Women who want to prevent weight gain as they age should hop on a bike or take a brisk walk,” discoveries that add “to […]
August 30, 2010

Family Research Council Responds to British Fetal Pain Study, Says It’s Flawed

According to a report from LifeNews, the Family Research Council has released a new report that refutes claims made recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians […]