Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

How Women’s Consumer Dollars Have Changed the Face of Martial Arts

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Thirty years ago, a martial arts studio would usually be filled with twenty-something and thirty-something men, who trained and fought until they bled or passed out. (more…)

Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Part 2

Friday, June 15th, 2012

This reactive process continues until there are no more functional eggs present in the ovaries and a woman, by definition, is menopausal. This is really a beautifully intricate system that causes a virtual roller coaster of estrogen levels. (more…)

Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Part 1

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Some women are surprised to learn that oral contraceptives have more estrogen than standard hormone replacement with estrogen.
The lowest dose of oral contraception available contains 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol. (more…)

Early Development in Pregnancy

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

From the mother, the egg carries 23 chromosomes, the tiny structures carrying genes that guide development. The sperm contributes 23 chromosomes from the father. When these chromosomes unite, the new cell contains 46 chromosomes which hold the information that makes the baby a unique individual. Physical features, such as eye or hair color, are encoded within the chromosomes. The gender of the baby is determined by two specific chromosomes, referred to as the “sex chromosomes.” Two “X” chromosomes make a girl, an “X” and a “Y” make a boy. Because a woman can only give an “X” chromosome, it is the sperm that determines the sex of the baby. (more…)

Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps Lower Cholesterol in Elderly Women

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Older women may have a new weapon in their fight against coronary heart disease (CHD). A study in the May 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) lowers their levels of the type of cholesterol which leads to CHD.

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Finding the Joy in Whatever You Do. Part 3

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Barbara Frankel, a career coach in Great Neck, N.Y., often asks her clients to begin by making a fantasy list of 10 things they would love to be — initially eliminating any concerns about nuts-and-bolts reality — things like education, age, competition or salary. The whole idea is to get the ideas flowing.

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Finding the Joy in Whatever You Do. Part 2

Monday, January 30th, 2012

So, that’s the way she started with a new client, Barbara Kaiser, 42, then a stay-at-home mom living in a rural Texas setting, but one who was yearning for something more. When Kaiser’s discomfort reached a level she could no longer endure, she reached out to Luther and together they embarked on a mission to ferret out the kind of work that would make her feel alive, while at the same time allow her ample family time. (more…)

Finding the Joy in Whatever You Do. Part 1

Monday, January 30th, 2012

“When a man or woman follows bliss, and acts from the heart, that commitment seems in turn to energize the world.” Jean Shinoda Bolen

Some of us know what it’s like to work from the heart, but others know instead the sense of great discomfort that comes when the “real you” is trapped inside a life that feels like a charade.

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Are Hysterectomies Always Necessary? Part 2

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

“Really, I don’t think women ask enough questions of their doctors. But the reason they don’t ask enough questions is that they don’t know what to ask. It’s an unfortunate predicament,” West said. “You look at our bodies, we have complementary biology. (more…)

Are Hysterectomies Always Necessary? Part 1

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Kim Zuver felt the warm gush the moment she stood up behind her desk. Blood was everywhere — on her legs, on her shoes and even on the floor.

The Toledo, Ohio, executive assistant had experienced menstrual periods with heavy bleeding, but nothing like this had ever happened. (more…)