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Is It Harder for Women to Lose Weight?

A woman and her husband go on a diet together. Are they both motivated? Yes. Do they each faithfully count calories? Yes. Nevertheless, the man is more likely to shed unwanted pounds earlier in this process than his wife. Why? Blame it on…

How Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients With Radiation

If you practice yoga, you know how therapeutic it is and how relaxed you feel afterward. Today, this 5,000-year-old practice is even proving to help breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. A recent study finds that when these…

Myth Busting: Genetics and Your Health

Last week, we explored the myth that personalized healthcare offers doctors a “crystal ball” to predict your future health. This week, I want to talk about another big myth about our field — the idea that you can’t improve your health…

Why You Need to Safeguard Your Skin During Spring Vacation

Spring vacation is a popular time for many of us in colder climates to travel south and soak up the sun. But if you’re using the time to kick off your summer tan in addition to relaxing, you should know that sunning comes at a price. We…

23 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. If you’re healthy inside, you’re healthy outside. You can’t stop yourself from aging. But here are some foods I recommend that can help firm and protect your skin. Eat fish for firmer skin…

Why New Mothers Should Embrace Breastfeeding

The American Academy Of Pediatrics is reaffirming its recommendation of exclusively breast-feeding for about the first six months of a baby’s life, and beyond. They cite a growing list of health benefits as the basis of the recommendation.…

7 Myths About Women’s Health

The best thing a woman can do when it comes to healthcare is to follow her intuition. If something doesn’t feel right about your health or your relationship with your healthcare provider, go with your gut, go with your heart. Seek a second…

Confused About Breast Implants? 7 Facts and Tips to Help

If you’re considering breast implants — whether it’s for breast augmentation or reconstruction after a mastectomy — you may find that it’s confusing to separate fact from fiction and to sort through your options. Knowing the facts about…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the main functions of women's breasts. Sometimes things can go wrong when you are breastfeeding like mastitis, changes to your libido and emotions. Helpful information is provided on what to do when you experience…