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Don't Believe Everything You Think

Ellie Newman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Don't believe everything you think, and absolutely don't believe everything other people think. What is true for someone else may or may not be true for you.

Trans Women Can Fill Their Estrogen Prescriptions Again — For Now

Wired | Posted 10.13.2016 | Queer Voices

By Megan Molteni for WIRED. In August, Liv Wyatt went to her local CVS drugstore in western Massachusetts to pick up a prescription for estradiol val...

A Smarter Way To Compare Birth Control Methods

Wired | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living

By Katie M. Palmer for WIRED. It’s happened at the last two parties I’ve gone to in the Bay Area: At a certain point in the evening, a group of w...

How Birth Control Can Change Your Skin

Teen Vogue | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Phillip Picardi. Here in the beauty department, we’ve already told you about one particular pill that could help with your acne....

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Enhance Feelings Of Spirituality

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion

The same hormone that helps mothers bond with their newborns may also enhance feelings of spirituality, a new study suggests. It’s been called the ...

Exercise Can Help Control Feelings Of Hunger, Memory Hunger Pangs And Memory

Geri Spieler | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

These studies tell us that, while we are still in the early stages of identifying exactly how exercise impacts the brain, further investigations may help us more fully identify how to use exercise to combat brain diseases and improve brain functioning.

There’s A Scientific Reason That Doing The Deed Makes You Sleepy

Katy Osborne | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Your partner is out like a light after a roll in the hay. Biology, not chemistry, may well be to blame. There are lesser-known “love hormones” ―...

A Transgender Story.

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

With the word Transgender being tossed around lately, it's got a lot of peoeple's minds starting to wonder. So, why not get the knowledge from a Trans...

Diet By The Decade: Your Guide To Feeling Great Every Decade

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Every decade for a woman comes with new responsibilities, changing hormones and shifting nutritional needs. Trying to follow the best nutritional advi...

4 Ways To Stay Fit And Happy Over 50

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Fifty
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Most people talk about growing older as if it is a bad thing. We stress about deeper wrinkles, grayer (or thinner) hair, and aching joints. We assume that the quality of our lives will dwindle until we are sitting in our rocking chairs reminiscing about 'the good ole days.'

Here's One Way To Fight Fatigue

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

In the early 1900s, you could buy all kinds of hormone-based tonics claiming to cure everything from cancer to constipation. A meat-packing company, f...

5 Hidden Signs of a Hormone Imbalance

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS At this very moment, there are various hormones at play in your body working together to determine things l...

5 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c) | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c)

You joined the local gym in January. You've been pumping iron and pounding the treadmill. But your body fat hasn't decreased. The much outdated calori...

Fibroids 101

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Fibroids are a common gynecological diagnosis, often misrepresented yet rarely ignored.

How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen Some dads are very involved in the lives of their children--while other fathers neglect, ignore, or even abuse their ...

Psychological Reprogramming and Transition

Alexa Corazón | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

So what's the best advice I can give to others when they see a transgender citizen? Be kind and be patient. What if the transwoman that walked by you wasn't feminine enough? Be patient, she is learning every second she spends in public. Be kind, because the setting she is learning in is cold and unforgiving.

Low Thyroid? Low Function. Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

In diagnosing thyroid conditions, the reference range is the determining factor that delineates a healthy person from one requiring intervention and medication. Sadly, there are flaws with this system that often lead to people being missed and bypassed for needed treatment.

The (Other) Essential Nutrient for Weight Loss: Sleep

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Being healthy shouldn't mean losing zzz's. In fact, it starts with getting them.

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

Peter Weintraub | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Weintraub

There's a reason that both myself and 45 percent of Americans actively seek out organic foods: We want to minimize our exposure to environmental toxins, and the best way to do that is to control what foods go into our bodies.

This Woman's Period Lasted Nonstop for 5 Years -- What We Can Learn From Her Story

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

You are your own best advocate, and it's always a good idea to ask questions or speak up if you suspect something is not right with your body. Periods are a healthy, normal thing, and there's nothing wrong with talking about them. If you're experiencing a medical issue, period-related or not, never be afraid to tell someone.

The 5 Very Real Things That Happen in the Last Week of Pregnancy

Priscilla Jeha | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Priscilla Jeha

You're so close, Mumma's. You're in the last week of this massive journey and you're probably wondering how on earth you're going to get through these last days. I've been drinking Raspberry Leaf tea (hasn't done anything) and ate curry (spent two hours throwing it back up)... the whole wives tale shebang.

Unassisted Childbirth

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Maybe the freebirth activism should be seen not so much as an insistence about how we all should be giving birth, but instead a call to continue to keep the conversation going and figure out a way to make childbirth as safe, stress-free as possible, with women surrounded by caring, comforting caregivers.

Body Snatchers & Hormones

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.09.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

On October 27, 1883, about a dozen men, armed with spades and shovels, snuck into Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, hoping to dig up a body. Their e...

Hormones, From Puberty to Post-Menopause

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Studies have shown that women lower their risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, for example, by quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet low in fat and cholesterol, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, and participating in weight-bearing exercise like hiking, dancing, or jogging at least three times a week.

Hormones & The Environment: What We Can Learn from Frogs

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

The point is not simply to fear the pollutants that may slip into the waters and wreak havoc on developing fetuses--though we should. But really, the history of endocrinology and nearly every new emerging study should challenge us to change the way we think about our hormonal selves.