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Funding Cancer Research: The Danger of Brightly Colored Ribbons

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. But cancer is more a disease of genes than one of specific tissues, so the specialization of our research and educational efforts based solely on a given cancer's tissue of origin could have detrimental aspects.

Is Male Menopause Fact Or Fiction?

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Hope Gainer

Who knew men have menopause?! Well it is actually called andropause. Hallelujah ladies, we are not the only gender that goes through menopause!

More Myths about Menopause: Continuing the '2nd Talk'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

With huge numbers of women currently facing menopause, you would think there would be more clarity about it all. But confusion and fear continue to fuel women's concerns. We have come so far in so many ways; isn't it time to be upfront and open about this phase of life?

World Menopause Day: A Time To Undo Myths

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Some of you may not remember when menstruation was called "the curse." But it wasn't that long ago when it was considered a taboo topic, worthy of shame and embarrassment. Isn't it time to shift cultural attitudes about the second major transition in a woman's life?

A New (Old) Prevention for Preterm Birth

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

The consequences of preterm birth are an enormous burden of lifelong disability the world over, and we need another tool in our kit besides progesterone.

Estrogen Prevents Stroke, Heart Attack for Some

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The decision to take estrogen or HRT must be an individualized one -- a conversation between you and your doctor that takes into account your risks, your age and your history.

Progesterone: The Oldest "New" Drug to Nearly Reach the Market

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

There is a certain comfort that comes from prescribing an approved drug for its FDA-indicated purpose. However, the most exciting news in preterm birth prevention resulted from two studies published in 2003 using compounded progesterone. Since then, the involvement of Pharma and the FDA seems only to have undermined patient care.

Cervical Length in Pregnancy: Do You Know How Long Yours Is?

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

For years we have known the consequences of a short cervix. Now, we have a medication proven to work. It's time for obstetricians to put the pieces together and make measurement of the cervical length part of our routine.

Menopause Is the Ultimate Sleep Challenge

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Chronic insomnia in menopause is a huge challenge. On every day that I have seen patients, more than one has described the loss of sleep as the worst part of "the change" for them.

Top 10 Women's Health Stories Of The Decade: Nothing Replaces A Woman's Wisdom

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Technology has its place, but it doesn't replace a woman's wisdom. Here are some key stories from the last 10 years that highlight the innate wisdom and intelligence of a woman's body.

Hormone Therapy: Synthetic Progestins Are Not The Same As Progesterone

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Synthetic progestins are not the same as progesterone, and reporting on them as if they confer the same risks and benefits is absurd.

Top 10 Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

When it comes to education and testing, greater numbers amount to greater success, but when it comes to cholesterol the higher the score the worse you often are.

Weight Loss Resolutions Often Require More Than "Eat Less, Exercise More"

Dr. Eric Braverman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Eric Braverman

The more we age, the more hormones we lose. Without the right levels of hormones, many women, and men as well, find that they just can't lose weight, no matter how hard they try.