Important Women in American Medical History – Part 3

Important Women in American Medical History – Part 3

Henrietta Lacks and Florence Nightingale This is my March 2021 series on Important Women in American Medical History. The order of the women I am talking about this year is based only on the order in which they appear in this photo. I hope you enjoy learning about...
Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

This year, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to go back to basics. When I was in my OB/GYN residency in the early 1990’s, we lamented that “only” about 15% of menopausal women were on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)...
5 Health Benefits of Coffee

5 Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 5 health...
Epigenetics and Your Family History

Epigenetics and Your Family History

I am 53 years young. My mom and dad are both alive and well. That makes me lucky. As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day season approaches, I wanted to share with you some latest thinking about a topic most of us take for granted: the concept in medicine of “family...