You Probably Won’t Get BREAST Cancer

You Probably Won’t Get BREAST Cancer

It’s great that every October, efforts are made to increase awareness of breast cancer. To be clear, though, you probably won’t get this illness. In the United States, the estimated lifetime risk for a woman to get breast cancer is about 8% (about 1 in 12). While this...
It’s Scary to Lose Your Bone Health!

It’s Scary to Lose Your Bone Health!

As Halloween approaches next month, there’s a women’s health problem that really scares me. We rightfully worry about breast cancer and heart disease. But guess what? Besides these major causes of death in women, there is another much less talked about killer:...
Don’t Blame Mom!

Don’t Blame Mom!

Sometimes my kids love to blame me for things, such as who got my mom’s baby blue eyes.  Luckily, these kinds of genetic traits don’t affect their health. If you have been tempted to blame your family for your health problems, I’m afraid I have some bad news: your...
Stay Safe From Coronavirus

Stay Safe From Coronavirus

I recorded this short video to share some thoughts to try to temper the fear that is building up around Covid-19. I am also concerned, but I’m aware of how much we can do to keep ourselves healthy and safe, even in the face of this challenge. Also, even though...
Vitamin D – the Sunshine Hormone

Vitamin D – the Sunshine Hormone

Vitamin D is misnamed. It’s not a vitamin – it’s actually a hormone. It is literally shaped with the same basic steroid hormone frame that comes from cholesterol. And unless you are a 20-year-old beach volleyball player, you’re probably not getting enough. You’ve...