| Jul 16, 2009
Bones are the body's first lines of defense. They protect the brain, heart and lungs and anchor the muscles. They keep us mobile. And all they ask in return is our support to keep them strong: good nutrition, weight-bearing exercise, calcium and Vitamin...
| Aug 18, 2009
| 5:13 AM
| Sep 11, 2009
Happy birthday, Viagra. It's been a decade since Pfizer's lovechild was borne through the straits of regulatory approval. The little pill has helped millions of men reclaim their pride and their sex lives. It has also spawned progeny, in a sense, in the...
| Sep 24, 2009
Don't think dairy when it comes to building strong bones, say proponents of the low-acid diet. Focus instead on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, these nutrition scientists say.
The low-acid diet (also called the alkaline acid diet) has been the...
| Sep 4, 2009
| 9:59 AM
Women's Health Issues
The North Northwestern Specialists for Women
900 N. Kingsbury Street, Suite 130-N
Top Women's Health Myths Debunked
Dr. Seema Venkatachalam, OBGYN with the Northwestern Specialists for Women and...
| Nov 6, 2009
What to do if menopause makes you miserable?
Start with a visit to your doctor. If you don't have one you really trust, fix that problem before you try to tackle the rest, women's health experts recommend.
A good doctor will do an exam to make sure...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 2:24 PM
The Crowell Public Library in San Marino presents Dr. Jing Lu, an OB/GYN specialist in women's health issues who will provide an overview of menopause, how symptoms can be better managed, and how menopause can be a positive change in a woman's life.
| Mar 26, 2009
I recently spoke with actress Suzanne Somers about her enthusiastic use of "bioidentical" hormones to combat menopausal hot flashes and the ravages of aging. Bioidentical hormones are products that are chemically identical to what's made in a woman's...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 9:46 AM
Comedian George Burns once cracked that "sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope." Clearly, he was speaking for his own generation.
Today's seniors, their sex lives liberated long ago by one pill and extended indefinitely by another,...
| Feb 22, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible that at age 37 I could be experiencing perimenopause? What are the signs and symptoms? Is there a way to test for it? I have not had children. Does that affect when a woman begins this process?
ANSWER: Menopause before 40...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 3:41 PM
| Mar 1, 2010
Many people have experienced the discomfort of urinary tract infections, or UTIs. These are usually due to the bacteria Escherichia coli. E. coli normally colonize the lower intestinal tract, but they can get up into the urinary system and cause...