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Hormone Levels and Risk of Alzheimer’s

Last month at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, studies were presented in relation to lower hormone levels contributing to possible risk of dementia. One study, Women’s Reproductive History and Dementia Risk, which looked at 15,000 women in California, showed that women were less likely to develop dementia later in life if they started [...]

5 Steps For Better Health If You Have a Chronic Illness or Pain

Today, medical care is a highly specialized and compartmentalized business, and many physicians are pressured by significant time constraints. When your health problems are complex, it can be difficult and frustrating to find answers. Be your own advocate, don't be afraid to ask questions and seize control of your health.   5 Important Steps For Better Health When You Have [...]

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: 6 Myths Busted!

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) is a highly personal topic, so it is rarely discussed among family, friends, and sometimes even doctors, leaving many individuals to suffer in silence. Consequently, there are common misconceptions surrounding the condition - which we're here to "bust!" MYTH 1: Pelvic floor dysfunction is always associated with pelvic pain. FACT: Pelvic [...]

Natural Solutions For Women’s Common Aches & Pains

4 Ways Women Can Fight Chronic Pain By Julia Westbrook Article reprinted from www.RodaleNews.com You don't have to live with the pain any more. Here are 4 natural solutions for common painful problems for women. Men may have a reputation for sucking it up and soldiering on, but it's women who are the ones suffering [...]

Dr. Lisa Lilienfield on Female Athletes & Iron Deficiency

What Female Athletes Need to Know About Iron Deficiency by Gabriella Boston Article reprinted from www.WashingtonPost.com, October 14, 2014 A year ago, local running coach and veteran marathoner Kathy Pugh was preparing for the Marine Corps Marathon. But despite a tried-and-true training program, it wasn’t going well. “I just didn’t have the energy,” Pugh says. [...]

Identifying Your Risk of Breast Cancer

In 2013, Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a way of minimizing her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. She generously shared her story with the public, explaining that her mother had died of breast cancer at the age of 56; that she, Angelina, had [...]