I gave this presentation not too long ago at the Massachusetts Health Council’s Women’s Health Care Conference. As I prepared this talk, I had a hard time narrowing my topics. I could easily have addressed at least 20 questions I hear from women each and every day in the exam room. But these 10 seem to be the most frequently asked.
Regardless of how many I have addressed here,Read More
Surprisingly, few blood tests are recommended on a “routine” or screening basis. Everyone should have their cholesterol levels (a “lipid profile”) checked at least every five years, even if it’s normal. Your doctor or nurse will request that you do this fasting, meaning nothing to eat or drink for about 8-12 hours beforehand (water, black coffee,Read More