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Robin Miller, M.D., M.H.S. Physician

Dr. Robin Miller's career as a physician has been quite varied. She currently serves as the medical director of Triune Integrative Medicine, a highly innovative Integrative Medicine clinic in Medford, Oregon. She is also a medical reporter for KOBI Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in Medford. She has produced the award-winning health series, “Is there a Doctor in the House,” which is shown on the GE-sponsored Patient Channel nationwide. She is a medical columnist for The Daily Courier in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and the host of a teen health podcast. Robin has written the book Kids Ask the Doctor and the book Confessions of the Soul Straight from the Heart.

Robin completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.D. from the University of Illinois, and she also holds the degree of Master of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her postgraduate training includes an Internal Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins and an Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She has been on the faculty of both the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Oregon. She has published a number of articles in medical journals, many focused on her research about heart disease in women.

Robin has been particularly active in the field of domestic violence. She has served on task forces on domestic violence sponsored by the Oregon Medical Association and Jackson County, Oregon. Robin's interest in fitness is reflected in her long-term personal exercise regimen. She lives in the Rogue River Valley of Oregon with her husband, a gastroenterology physician, and two teen-age sons who keep her on her toes.

Robin will share her column with her co-author and friend of 20 years, Dr. Janet Horn. (This is one of those special friendships; Janet was a bridesmaid at Robin's wedding!) In addition to being close friends, they have a shared philosophy about a woman's well-being based on empowerment through a knowledge and understanding of her health.

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January 2010 E-Course for NABBW Members – “30 Days to a New You”

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Acupuncture: What is it? What is it used for? Does it really work?

Acupuncture is a practice that is over 2500 years old and promotes the natural healing of the body. Those who practice acupuncture explain that there are energy channels called meridians that run thro…Acupuncture is a pra…Acupuncture is a practice that is over 2500 years old and promotes the natural healing of the body. Those who practice acupuncture explain that there are energy channels called meridians that run through the body. The energy that flows through the meridians is called Qi (chi). If Qi is blocked our energy becomes unbalanced and we can become sick. Using needles at specific acupuncture points (depending on the problem) can unblock the energy and allow the Qi to flow normally. Recent studies using functional MRI brain scans have found that when specific acupuncture points are stimulated on th…

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The Problem of New Year\’s Resolutions/Reminder about Cervical Health

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Natural Travel Trip-Bits

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No more excuses, it is time to get out there and walk
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Are you sneezing and wheezing?

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Health for the New Year

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Do you ever wonder?

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STOP!!!! Smoking, that is

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The Scoop on High Cholesterol and What You Should Know

Many women have high cholesterol and are totally unaware of it. Nearly two thirds of women at highest risk of heart attack, and death from heart disease, are not being treated appropriately to lower t…Many women have high…Many women have high cholesterol and are totally unaware of it. Nearly two thirds of women at highest risk of heart attack, and death from heart disease, are not being treated appropriately to lower their cholesterol. That is why it is so important that you know what your levels are and what they mean! What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is found in every cell of the body. It is important for building hormones. When there is too much cholesterol in the body it can deposit in blood vessels and cause inflammation. Eventually it can cause a build up of plaque with narrowing and event…

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Since the last two medical columns were about heart disease and the risk factors for it, Janet and I decided that it made sense to talk about those individual risk factors in detail. I\'ll begin with …Since the last two m…Since the last two medical columns were about heart disease and the risk factors for it, Janet and I decided that it made sense to talk about those individual risk factors in detail. I\'ll begin with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This is another of those health problems which most often has no symptoms. But don\'t let that fool you. Though silent, high blood pressure can be deadly. According to recent research 40% of postmenopausal women have "prehypertension". This is a condition where the blood pressure is not normal but is not quite at the hypertension level yet. This in…

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Since the last two medical columns were about heart disease and the risk factors for it, Janet and I decided that it made sense to talk about those individual risk factors in detail. I\'ll begin with …Since the last two m…Since the last two medical columns were about heart disease and the risk factors for it, Janet and I decided that it made sense to talk about those individual risk factors in detail. I\'ll begin with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This is another of those health problems which most often has no symptoms. But don\'t let that fool you. Though silent, high blood pressure can be deadly. According to recent research 40% of postmenopausal women have "prehypertension". This is a condition where the blood pressure is not normal but is not quite at the hypertension level yet. This in…

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Integrative Medicine

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

Warmest greetings to our fellow Baby Boomer Women! Or should we say, our HOTTEST greetings, given the temperatures this summer?! (Our very first piece of advice: do not go anywhere this summer witho…Warmest greetings to…Warmest greetings to our fellow Baby Boomer Women! Or should we say, our HOTTEST greetings, given the temperatures this summer?! (Our very first piece of advice: do not go anywhere this summer without a bottle of water. Dehydration can sneak up on you very quickly) We wanted to take the opportunity in our first column for this newsletter to introduce ourselves, tell you how excited we are to be here, and let you in on our philosophies for maintaining good health and achieving longevity in this wonderful, though challenging, time of our lives. First, some housekeeping (probably the…

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