On Breast Health and Broccoli

Much as many of you hate to admit it, broccoli IS actually good for you. A study recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, looked at 4886 Chinese women …Read More

Stopping HRT And The Risk Of Hip Fracture

In the wake of the release of the Women’s Health Initiative Study in 2002, millions of women in the US and around the World abruptly discontinued their hormone replacement therapy. Many of these women were …Read More

Rock-A-Bye Bagel

Have you ever noticed that when you are tired you tend to eat more? Or when you go to the grocery store tired, you tend to buy more, or just can’t resist that candy bar …Read More

Improving Menopausal Symptoms With Exercise

A study recently published in the journal Menopause, looked at a small group of Finnish women and the association between exercise and menopausal symptoms. The study included women ages 45 – 63 who had recently …Read More

“Not Till You Finish Your Fries!”—-The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

I was sitting with my kids at one of the “buffet” style restaurants. At the table next to us was a child sitting with a “my eyes were bigger than my stomach” plate full of …Read More

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Hormone Replacement and Vascular Health

Vascular (vessel) disease is relatively rare in the early decades of a female’s life, but by the time a woman enters her 50′s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases become leading causes of death. It has long …Read More

Jamaica Mistaica

My apologies to Jimmy Buffet for borrowing one of his song titles, but it was so applicable that I could not help myself. I saw a patient this week who reminded me again of the …Read More

Work Got You Down?

A recent study performed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health showed a link between longer work hours and increased risk of depression. The study followed over 2000 male and female British Civil Service workers …Read More

All Those In Favor Of Good Health–Say Eye

As Functional Medicine Physician Dr. Pamela Smith likes to stress, there are three things that we should strive to maintain as we age—-Vision, Memory, and Mobility. So what is the hands down, undisputed, most effective …Read More

Resolution Review

So here we are, a few weeks into the new year, which is a good time to take note of where you are at with regard to your New Year’s Resolutions. By now you should …Read More

Vitamin D And Depression

This winter has certainly been an odd one. Imagine–over 50 degrees, sunny, and no snow on the ground in Minnesota on January 10th. Two of my patients were going out golfing just to say that …Read More

Testosterone And Lean Body Mass

A study published in December 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism examined testosterone level and its association with loss of lean body mass and lower extremity function in 1183 men 65 years …Read More

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