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There is no doubt that during our lifetimes we women “out depression” men by a factor of two.  Up to 20% of women will suffer at least one episode of clinical depression during their lives….and this doesn’t include the somewhat less serious but extremely prevalent mood downturns we experience during the last week (or two)…

Let me start with the scary and necessary-to-know statistics: Osteoporosis affects 10 to 12 million people in the US and forty million have low bone density (osteopenia). In 2005, over 2 million fractures were diagnosed. One in three Caucasian women over 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture in her lifetime. (Whites and Asian women tend…

Recently, a mother brought her adolescent daughter to my office for advice about  menstrual migraine therapy. After I made my suggestions, I thought it might be timely to give a few “notes” (I sound like a producer) for the website regarding the causes of and treatments for this debilitating disorder. Migraine headaches are unfortunately very…

We commonly use the adjective “sweet” to imply niceness….and of course the taste that has so domineered our palate. But the “added sugars” that help achieve the latter are anything but sweet to our hearts, brains or blood vessels. (I’ll refrain from using the word bittersweet.)  They are cloying together (my new term) to raise…

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