| Posted On Feb 04, 2022 | By:

Sleepless Nights: Healthy Ways to Conquer Insomnia

Difficulty sleeping, called insomnia, is a common and frustrating problem. If you’re not sleeping well at night, you will not be at your best during the daytime.

Insomnia makes everything worse. It can lead to fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, loss of memory, and poor concentration. It can also impair the immune system, leading to a broad range of medical problems. If people are sleep-deprived for several days, they can even develop hallucinations, paranoid thoughts,

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| Posted On Mar 07, 2016 | By:

The Gender of Sleep

The fact that men and women are different isn’t exactly news. But did you know that there are significant variances among the sexes even when it comes to sleep? Studies are only now understanding why gender matters when it comes to sleep – and it’s more than just early birds versus night owls.

There are, in fact, biological differences that can determine how sleep patterns for men and women differ.

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| Posted On May 14, 2015 | By:

The Top 6 Issues Women Bring to Their Doctor

At the recent bi-annual Women’s Health Forum hosted by the Mass Health Council, I was asked to review the top five health issues that women bring to me as their primary care physician. I couldn’t narrow it down to only five, so I came up with six – here they are!

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| Posted On Mar 26, 2013 | By:

Not Just Menopause – There’s Perimenopause, too

If you’re a woman in your 40s, chances are you have either begun experiencing or have at least heard about the symptoms of perimenopause. But what exactly is the difference between perimenopause and menopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional phase that includes physical changes in the years before your final menstrual period. It can start as early as your late 30’s or as late as your early 50’s. This phase may last for 4 to 8 years.

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2012 | By:

The Problem with Skimping on Sleep

When you are trying to go to sleep and cannot, or when you wake up at 3am, you can feel very isolated and alone.  But you are definitely not alone.  Sleep deprivation is a national crisis that affects 1 in 4 American adults.  43% of Americans between 13 and 64 years of age say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep during the week.  37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month,

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