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Let’s Talk About Menopause

Menopause is considered a passage for women. But many of my patients have unanswered questions about what they experience as they go through it.  Unnecessary stigmas prevent us from discussing it openly with doctors, family, and friends, and our understanding of the changes happening in our bodies can be limited as a result.

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Ask the Expert: Family Health History and Why It Matters

Family health history is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of maintaining good health. It is the single most informative data available to help you understand your risk of developing hundreds of conditions. It serves as the foundation for many preventive guidelines pointing individuals towards higher intensity screening strategies than those that apply to the general population.

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Understanding Your Risk for Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and understanding your own breast cancer risk is a crucial step to being proactive about your health. Women are aware that screening for breast cancer with an annual mammogram is important, and most women check the annual mammogram off their to-do list and forget about their risk of breast cancer for a year.

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COVID-19 Monthly Update: August 2021

There are a number of updates on the coronavirus front, as you all are no doubt noticing. The Delta variant, which was first identified in India in December, is now the predominant strain the U.S. It is more than twice as infectious as the initial COVID strains seen in early 2020.

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COVID-19: Delta Variant Update

The Delta variant which first appeared in India and has now been identified in 96 countries, has now become the dominant strain in the United States, representing more than half of all new cases. It is believed to be 50% more transmissible than earlier coronavirus strains, and 2.5 times more likely to infect people under age 50.

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7 Tips for Headache Prevention

Headaches are a leading cause of time spent out of commission–time you were going to use to get work done, go to the gym, spend time with family, but instead you’re lying in bed with the curtains drawn, miserable.

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The Impact of Your Fitness Level on Overall Longevity

In 2019, a simple fitness test caught headlines in the Washington Post with the provocative title, ‘Can this test tell you how long you’ll live?’ The test itself is simple, assessing your ability to move from standing, to sitting on the floor, back to standing again. Better scores, the research authors concluded, were correlated with greater longevity.

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