Woman’s Health

November 11, 2011

Diet affects sperm health

HealthDay reports two presentations “at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting” suggesting that there is a link “between nutrition and semen quality.”
November 10, 2011

Studies find diet has significant effect on mental health

Medscape reported that “diet quality can have a significant effect on mental health outcomes and may potentially have a role in preventing and treating such common […]
November 10, 2011

Study confirms abortion negatively impacts women’s health

A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has concluded what pro-abortion groups have tried to discount for decades: abortion substantially increases a woman’s […]
November 9, 2011

‘Screen-free’ environment best for toddlers

Babies and toddlers should learn and get their entertainment from play, NOT from TV screens, computer displays, or video games, according to a new policy statement […]
November 8, 2011

Chocolate reduces stroke risk

After so many recent blogs with negative news about your health risks, I thought you’d enjoy a positive one … chocolate reduces stroke risk!
November 8, 2011

30% of SAMe supplements fail to pass testing

Dietary supplements containing SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) can be effective in treating osteoarthritis as well as depression and mood disorders, but only 7 out of ten SAM-e supplements […]
November 7, 2011

Vitamin studies spell confusion

The alphabet soup of vitamin studies making headlines in the last few weeks has left more than one head spinning, and most clinicians scrambling for answers. […]
November 6, 2011

Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying […]
March 30, 2011

Isoflavones reduce postmenopausal insomnia, hot flashes

In a past blog, Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms, I discussed the data supporting a trial of isoflavones in women with menopausal […]
March 31, 2011

Surprise! Stretching before run may not help in preventing most running injuries

A new study is raising eyebrows among those of us who include sports medicine in our practices. Now, before I give you the details of the […]
April 1, 2011

Osteoporosis drugs may increase risk for atypical leg fractures. So, why do I say “don’t worry”?

Bisphosphonates are oral medications designed to prevent bone breaks in older women. Name brands include Boniva, Fosamax, and Actonel) . Now there are reports saying these […]
April 1, 2011

Could inexpensive heart medicine strengthen bone in women?

Nitrates commonly used for chest pain may also be an inexpensive way to strengthen bone in older women according to a surprising study in the Journal of […]
April 12, 2011

Acupuncture may take edge off menopause symptoms

A recent study is reporting that 10 weeks of treatment with acupuncture reduces the severe hot flashes. Here are the details from HealthDay News:
April 15, 2011

Secondhand smoke may increase women’s risk for delivering stillborn babies

By far, my most read and controversial blog this year was, on the “Surgeon general issuing new tobacco warnings.” Now comes another report also likely to […]