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We all know that high cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for coronary artery disease (CHD). Once we’re menopausal, we face a double whammy: our cholesterol levels tend to go up (we produce more in the liver despite attempts at an appropriate diet) and as we get older, heavier and perhaps exercise less, plaque…

It’s hard for a person who does not have a weight issue (yes I’ll admit I’m skinny) to proffer advice to those who do.  It’s rather like a non-smoker telling a smoker to just throw away the ashtrays and stop! And of course, it’s not fair. Obesity is both horribly complex and chronic; it has…

While I was in Tel Aviv visiting family, five new medical journals arrived on my desk. Despite a case of major jet lag, I forced myself to read through them the weekend I came back. Immersed among the many scholarly articles were a few facts and comments that I thought I would (as briefly as…

Although I haven’t kept an official count, probably 10% of patient visits to my office are for menstrual cramps and/or pelvic pain. The complaints range from “I’ve had cramps ever since I got my period” to “the cramps have become worse and now I have pelvic pain every time I have sex!” Yes, up to…

I am on vacation visiting family so there will not be a topic based newsletter this week. But, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish each of you a Happy Independence Day! However, I’m already working on next week’s to be mailed July 9th. You may want to take a moment to view the…

Last week, I spent 2 days at a board meeting for Save the Children at our headquarters in Westport, Connecticut. The efforts I make to treat my patients and, yes, to write this web site seem miniscule compared to what health care workers sponsored by Save the Children do for the children, women and their…

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