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A major concern for the majority of women in their late 40’s and early 50’s has been whether and when to start hormone therapy. (Note it used to be called hormone replacement therapy, but the experts now agree that this term suggests that the menopause transition is an endocrine deficiency disorder and not a natural…

We have all heard about the importance of breast feeding….for the baby. But less attention has been paid to what lactation can do for a Mom’s future risk of cardiovascular disease. So here are some breast-to-heart facts: Breast feeding increases caloric expenditure by approximately 480 calories a day, which of course means that pregnancy weight…

I know we are all shocked and horrified about the events in Haiti this week. With Haiti foremost in all our minds today and as a member of Save the Children’s Board of Trustees, I wanted to update you on Save the Children’s rapidly evolving response. As of Thursday, our staff in Port-au-Prince continues to…

We have all heard the weight gain formula: 3500 calories that are not burned off will add 1 pound of fat tissue. So if that’s the case 1 extra cookie that has 60 calories, when consumed daily, will add 0.5 pounds monthly or 6 lbs a year. Now let’s say you eat that cookie daily…

The holidays are over…there are no more late night parties. As the New Year unfolds we need to approach our jobs and our lives with alert readiness. But we can’t if we’re exhausted. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night; anything less will impact your body’s nightly renewal…

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