What’s in a number?

The latest guidelines for hypertension are out, and they are causingĀ a very public disagreement among medical experts about who should be treated for high blood pressure.

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Dreading Day 1

We’ve all been there. Laid up on day one of menstrual flow pondering the need for such torture. Painful cramps that occur with menstruation, is known as dysmenorrhea. It is the most common gynecologic problem in women of all ages and races, and one of the most common causes of pelvic pain. Continue reading

Start early to reduce stroke risk

Women are at greater risk for strokes than men, and for the first time women and their doctors have evidence-based guidelines on how to reduce that risk. Continue reading

Supplementing?

In the US, the use of dietary supplements has increased substantially during the past several decades. Approximately one-half of adults in 2000 were using supplements, and contributed to the annual sales of more than $20 billion. Despite the mounting evidence that shows the ineffectiveness of supplementation to prevent chronic diseases, the multivitamin and supplement industry continues to grow. And what if you knew they could be causing you harm? Continue reading