Myths about the IUD

The intrauterine device (IUD) is an effective, safe and long-term contraception. IUD’s are small, flexible plastic which fits nicely inside the uterus. Almost all women including teenagers and cancer survivors with hormone sensitive tumors make good candidates for the IUD. European countries have as many as 20% of women using IUD’s while American’s have only […]

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Should I Get A Mammogram Screening?

Mammograms save lives, right? Or is it just another medical business model, as some have suggested? With 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer, early detection is still the key for a better survival. There have been numerous studies lately debating the value of mammogram screening. Women and physicians are equally confused about which […]

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What exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet involves more than just food. By combining a well-balanced diet, consumed in a relaxed environment (no fast food!) and regular physical exercise the Mediterranean diet is a model for healthy living. There is not one identifiable Mediterranean diet, however, plant foods, nutrient-rich foods, fresh, unprocessed foods and healthy fats are the hallmarks […]

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Let’s Talk HPV

Most women never have any symptoms. They are first alerted of their exposure to this epidemic virus when the doctor’s office calls to say “we found the HPV virus on your PAP smear.” Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and affects 75 – 80% of men and women, causing genital warts […]

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Can I dye my hair during pregnancy?

As older women are getting pregnant in increasing numbers this question comes up frequently. When you use hair dye or hair coloring preparations, a small amount of dye can penetrate the skin of the scalp. Generally the dye does not pose harm to a developing baby. Most researchers would agree that it is unlikely that […]

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