Breastfeeding. It’s all around us, from the pages of Glamour magazine and storming social media, to the age-old paintings on the walls of the Louvre Museum in Paris. These days you can’t seem to get away from the subject. As National Breastfeeding Month comes to a close, it is imperative that people not only see the trendy side of breastfeeding, but also appreciate the science behind it.
Nauseated by the thought of a colonoscopy prep? Colorectal cancer screening is not for the weary. Good news! There’s a new method of screening (FIT) that doesn’t require the traditional quality time in the bathroom (or day off work). Continue reading
We live in a society that freely and unapologetically objectifies women as sex objects. And yet, sex as intercourse is often treated as taboo. We bashfully whisper to friends or anonymously turn to the internet for answers. It’s no wonder so much misinformation about the female body continues to circulate in mainstream consciousness. As we approach this deemed day of “love”, let us candidly dispel commonly held myths and revel in the blissful truths. Continue reading
In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women (more than all forms of cancers combined). And despite the perception that heart disease is what happens to older men, the reality is that more women die of heart disease than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. The red dress has become the iconic symbol of the battle against heart disease in women. Continue reading
Mediterranean, Flat belly, gluten-free, Mayo Clinic, cookie, Jenny Craig, Atkins, 17 day, DASH, Weight Watchers, Slim-Fast, South Beach, Paleo, Glycemic Index, Zone, TLC … the list goes on and on. How many diets can you name? With the constant barrage of all the diet programs out there promising you big results (and sometimes for big money), how do you what really works? Continue reading