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There are many physicians who suggest that their patients take low-dose aspirin for ten years or more to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer. Should everyone over the age of 50 be doings this? Well sure enough, there was a viewpoint article about this issue in this week’s issue of JAMA. The authors (physicians at…

I’m trying to catch up on my medical literature reading since I’ve returned from Tel Aviv. There was an interesting article in the July 26 issue of JAMA published in the clinical trials update section titled Weight Gain Not an Issue With Mediterranean Diet. Just a reminder, a Mediterranean diet is high in vegetable fats…

I know that obesity statistics are literally shoved down our throats. But hey, if we’re going to over-consume the wrong foods at least we should be aware of the results. There are some startling new stats about obesity in a viewpoint article published in the June 7th issue of JAMA. The article is titled “Lifespan…

I rarely cite The New York Times as my source for medical reporting. If you have read any of my website articles you know that I consistently write about published articles on osteoporosis. But in all modesty, I realize that the New York Times has a much greater audience than I do. So I was…

I know that this website is geared to and read by women (mostly my patients), but many of us do have men in our lives. As they (and their partners) get older they question whether they need additional male hormone (testosterone) to feel as good as they felt when they were young. There is a…

I receive the AMA website on a daily basis and quickly look at the health news and articles that are summarized. (Yes it is one more email to read and then trash on my iPhone.) This week, most of the medical attention was focused on the Zika virus, but in between articles on this horrifically…

As I was glancing through the monthly Journal Menopause I came upon an interesting article that had cosmetic implications. The authors looked at the potential adverse skin effects subsequent to the removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy in premenopausal women who had surgery for benign conditions. The study included 135 premenopausal women between 40 and…

Most women over a certain age (OK usually over 40) will look in the mirror and closely survey those facial wrinkles, folds and lines that inexorably appear with age. And that’s when they (we) bless the fact that cosmetic fillers are readily available to address these unwanted linear indentations at the local dermatologist’s office. So,…

A part of healthcare diligence is getting an eye examination. After the age of 40, many women are told by their friendly ophthalmologist “I see the beginning of cataracts”. Or worse, especially as we get older “You have cataracts.” That pronouncement does not equate with total loss of vision for most Americans who have access…

When I’m here I can’t help but compare our US healthcare system to that of Israel. Members of my family have received phenomenal care here, but rather than take their word for it I logged on to the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I knew their report would laudatory but it is, after…

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