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Healthy Girl Workout

2017-08-16T16:31:48+00:00

In my 12 plus years of caring for women, I have heard every excuse in the book for not exercising…. “I don’t have time”, “I have kids”, “I can’t afford a gym”, “I don’t know where to start”, etc. Weight is a concern for many of my patients. Excess weight also increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am a firm believer in healthy diet and exercise, both to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy Girl Workout2017-08-16T16:31:48+00:00

What is the BRCA gene mutation?

2017-06-06T23:44:51+00:00

According to the National Cancer Institute the BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that are responsible for producing tumor suppressor proteins. When there is a mutation in one of these genes it increases the chance that DNA damage isn’t repaired properly. This increases the chance of cells becoming cancerous. About [...]

What is the BRCA gene mutation?2017-06-06T23:44:51+00:00

Skin Cancer Awareness

2017-05-24T23:09:43+00:00

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, especially in younger people. In fact, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.

Skin Cancer Awareness2017-05-24T23:09:43+00:00

“Vaginal Kung Fu” could injure your vagina

2017-05-17T00:31:39+00:00

By “Vaginal Kung Fu” Allure and their experts mean hoisting rocks with pelvic floor muscles. That does sound less sexy, doesn’t it? I am using Kung Fu in the title for this post, even though it pains me more than slightly, so this piece appears in searches as this technique is unnecessary and potentially harmful.

“Vaginal Kung Fu” could injure your vagina2017-05-17T00:31:39+00:00

Moderate Drinking Defined

2017-05-27T21:55:08+00:00

Drinking above these guidelines can increase the risk for motor vehicle crashes, weight gain, insomnia, high blood pressure, stroke, violence, suicide, and certain types of cancer.

Moderate Drinking Defined2017-05-27T21:55:08+00:00

Eating and Treating vs Causing Disease

2017-05-09T18:35:53+00:00

Food acts as medicine, says Leder Scholar One quarter of Baltimore residents don't have easy access to stores stocking healthy foods, and empty calories from sugar and solid fats make up 40% of the daily diet of American adolescents. These statistics motivate the volunteer work of Giuliana Rivera Casul, A&S, [...]

Eating and Treating vs Causing Disease2017-05-09T18:35:53+00:00

Women’s Fertility

2017-04-17T03:34:10+00:00

Many women are surprised to learn that their ability to conceive decreases with age. According to the CDC “A women’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after 30”. ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) states that at age 32 there is a decrease in fecundity [...]

Women’s Fertility2017-04-17T03:34:10+00:00

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

2017-04-16T22:01:20+00:00

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle wasting and weakness. It is the most common genetic cause of infant death, and the carrier frequency is about 1 in 50 in the general population. When both parents are carriers, there is a 1 [...]

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)2017-04-16T22:01:20+00:00
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