Woman’s Health

July 24, 2011

Experts concerned about growing number of youth with type 2 diabetes

In a past blog I told you that “Type 2 diabetes (is) appearing more often in kids.” Now that story is worsening.
July 21, 2011

Long-term use of daily aspirin may prevent melanoma

It turns out that an aspirin a day may keep melanoma at bay, according to a new study. 
July 21, 2011

FDA allows silicone breast implants to remain on market

Five years after they were allowed back on the market in this country, the FDA is saying they are confident silicone breast implants are indeed safe, […]
July 20, 2011

‘Hammock’ effect or ‘rocking’ helps adults fall asleep faster

You’re lying in a hammock on a warm afternoon. You rock softly back and forth. In no time you’re … snoring. This is no real surprise—after […]
July 19, 2011

Long-term sedentary jobs linked to cancer risk

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, sedentary behaviors, particularly those that require minimal energy expenditure, may increase the risk of developing […]
July 19, 2011

Emergency medical care myths

In a Huffington Post report, Leigh Vinocur, M.D., debunked three emergency medical care myths. I must tell you that I believed each of these three “myths.” So, this […]
July 18, 2011

Death, diabetes, and heart disease risk increase with only two hours of TV a day

In the past I’ve told you that children younger than two years of age should have NO screen time, while children over two should have less […]
July 17, 2011

Dad’s good parenting may help daughters avoid risky sex

The daughters of fathers with good parenting skills are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds.
January 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective throughout pregnancy

A study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows there is little variance in the presence of antibodies in women who received a COVID-19 vaccine […]
January 24, 2022

Habitual daily consumption of coffee or tea decreases risk for Alzeheimers, dementia, and stroke

Healio reports, “Drinking multiple cups of coffee or tea a day, or a combination of the two, was associated with a decreased risk for dementia and stroke” […]
February 15, 2022

Breast-feeding protects the mother’s cardiovascular health

Most everyone knows that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the growing baby. But did you know that breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother also? Now […]
February 16, 2022

Increasingly women are falling behind on cervical cancer screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial decline in screening for common cancers such as breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A recent study added cervical […]
February 23, 2022

Marijuana use during pregnancy again tied to adverse outcomes in infants

Research published in JAMA Network Open found that marijuana exposure during pregnancy was associated with a number of adverse outcomes for the baby.
February 28, 2022

Infants of vaccinated mothers less likely to be hospitalized for COVID

Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for […]