| Posted On Aug 22, 2018 | By:

What You Need to Know about Breast Health

As a radiologist and a breast imaging expert, I am thrilled about the amount of solid study and research into breast health that is occurring these days. But with so many studies and so much data, the “latest news” can sound as if it contradicts the previous news, and women are understandably confused. I worry that women may not seek the care they need when they need it. Good breast care is a 3-part process: doing your own breast exam once a month,

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| Posted On May 14, 2014 | By:

Managing Menopause? Consider Your Diet

It’s important for everyone to eat a healthy diet at all stages of life, but for women who are peri- and post-menopausal, diet becomes even more essential.  Most women are concerned about hot flashes and of course weight gain, both of which are unfortunately all too common, but the risk for diseases like osteoporosis, breast cancer and heart disease also increases after menopause.  The good news is that there are steps you can take to (hopefully) glide through menopause and reduce your risk of all of these things.

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| Posted On Mar 14, 2014 | By:

Breast Milk Pumping Made Fast and Easy

If you plan to breastfeed your baby after you return to work from maternity leave, figuring out how to pump away from home may seem at first a bit daunting. You wonder: “Where can I pump at work?”  “How do I fit it into my work schedule?”  “How can I do it efficiently?”  I’ve been there myself, so don’t worry, there are many things you can do to make pumping easier and faster for you.

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| Posted On Aug 07, 2013 | By:

My Family Vacation to Ecuador

To most, a week in Ecuador may mean a terrific vacation filled with beaches, spas, zip lining and other tourist attractions.  My trip to Ecuador was also a truly wonderful and memorable experience, but not quite the same as most.  My trip was a “family vacation,” but we certainly were not a typical tourist family. My son, who is an engineer, and I used our time off to volunteer, and in a most unlikely vacation spot.

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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 May 23, 2011 | By:

Osteoporosis: What you need to know to protect your bones

There was a time when osteoporosis was viewed as a normal consequence of aging – not much was in our control and this “silent” disease would go undetected until a painful bone fracture or break occurred.

Decades of research have taught us much about this disease. And while osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood, there are steps you can take – at any age – to ensure your bones last a lifetime.

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