Ovarian Cancer: What ALL Women Need to Know

This year alone, 22,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, the majority of these women will have advanced stage ovarian cancer, making it the fifth leading cause of cancer death. Given the poor prognosis often given to patients with advanced cancer, it is important for women to recognize early signs and symptoms …

Nutrients for Bone Health

Bones may appear like static pillars of stability, but they are actually intricate and dynamic networks of minerals and collagen with lively cells interspersed, called osteocytes, that maintain the balance of minerals both in our bones and in our blood. As women age, our bones naturally become more brittle, particularly after menopause, as osteocytes reabsorb …

Menstrual Migraines

A day or two before her period begins, she can feel it coming on. It starts as a dull ache, a sensation in the back of her neck. Over the course of a couple hours, it worsens to an intense throbbing in her head. With the growing pain, her abdomen begins to complain and nausea …

Five Things you Should Ask your Doctor at Your Annual Checkup

Your annual well woman exams are one of the most important visits to the doctor you will make. It is your opportunity to have your doctor see you as a whole person and to ensure that you are on the right track towards health and well being. To get the most of this visit, it …

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is an essential function of our bodies and is necessary for tissue repair, memory consolidation and hormonal balance. Unfortunately, approximately 1/3 of Americans report difficulty falling or staying asleep. Lack of sleep (less than seven hours per night) can result in such common symptoms as fatigue and forgetfulness as well as contribute to many …