In a heartfelt column in the New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie spoke out about her decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy in order to significantly reduce her chances of developing breast cancer. Ovarian cancer took her mother at the age of 56 and was a constant threat looming in the distance for the … Continue reading A prophylactic double mastectomy: Could it be right for you?
National Osteoporosis Month is recognized in the month of May, and being a female who comes from a family that has been impacted by osteoporosis, I thought that it would be good idea to take some time to learn more about the basics of the disease and steps I can take today to prevent it. … Continue reading Q&A on Osteoporosis in Women with Dr. Linda Halbrook
One of four articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of womanhood. As a woman leaves the teenage years and enters into her 20s, she is sure to encounter many changes. Not only is she becoming more independent in her world, establishing more mature relationships and possibly planning her family, she … Continue reading Women health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my…20s?
“I would have never known when I held her the very first time after giving her life, that one day she would be giving it back to me.” Those words really stuck with me yesterday, when we worked on a news story about an organ transplant. Transplant stories are always emotional, but this one is … Continue reading The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift: Daughter Donates Liver to Mom
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
Laugh and you leak? Unlock your door and you leak? Rush to the bathroom and you leak? Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, but the good news is there are many treatment options. What is urinary incontinence? As women get older, the muscles, ligaments and nerves in the pelvis often weaken, in some cases causing urinary … Continue reading Physical therapy for urinary incontinence
Have you heard? Sarah Jessica Parker is telling all, and talking smack about high heels. (Say it isn’t so!) She became synonymous with incredible shoes when she starred as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City.” But she recently told Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, high heels have permanently damaged her feet. “For ten or so years, … Continue reading Sarah Jessica Parker Says High Heels Ruined Her Feet. What About Yours?
It’s always interesting what medical studies can uncover. Here are a few that I’ve found recently that are pretty interesting. More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes, Diabetes Care Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, JAMA Internal Medicine Vitamin D Doesn’t Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health … Continue reading Marriage Linked to Heart Disease?
Men and women are different in a lot of ways, but one area of difference that may surprise you concerns their knees. Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it’s not just athletes who are at risk. Although female athletes at the high school and college … Continue reading Knees: What a Woman Needs to Know
Women often think about their hormones at three life stages — puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But hormones affect you every day, and arguably none more so than thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid stimulating hormone, also called metabolic hormone, helps regulate tissue growth and development, blood pressure and how many calories your body needs to function. … Continue reading Having a healthy thyroid is all about hormone balance