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Don\’t even TRY it!

June 15th, 2007

The most sabotaging word in the English language and therefore, in the Battle of the Bulge, is the word TRY. The implicit possibility of failure is always there. You\’ve left yourself a loophole and somewhere in the back, or the front, of your mind you may hear a little voice saying, You might not, you will not, do you really think you are going to make it? There are other words and phrases that you can use instead of “try” that have a positive association to them. Eliminate the word “try” from your vocabulary; and substitute the words: Explore Discover Learn Search Investigate Find... Read More

STOP!!!! Smoking, that is

June 11th, 2007

For the past couple of months, we\’ve been talking about the risk factors for heart disease. This month we\’ll discuss cigarette smoking. We all know the dangers of smoking, but for some, it is really hard to quit. That is especially true for women. Women have a harder time quitting than men. No one is quite sure why this happens, but it is something that psychologists are studying. The Evils of Smoking Smoking is the number one preventable cause of premature death in our country. It accounts for over 400,000 deaths a year. It increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by causing... Read More

10 Quickest Ways to Feel Joy

June 11th, 2007

You wake up feeling joyful but at some point the events of your day interfere with that blissful stream. You may find yourself feeling stranded. Where did my joy go? And more important, how do I get it back? Joy is a natural state of being. If you let yourself express the true feeling that you can find in your heart at any given moment, it is a peaceful state of bliss. It can get blocked, however, by how we are responding to the events in our day. What can you do to quickly bring yourself back into alignment when you find yourself at odds and missing your ecstatic state? Here are 10 of the... Read More

Menopause and Yeast Infections

May 15th, 2007

Caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungus, yeast infections are the most common of all vaginal infections. Yeast infections are not sexually transmitted and are often caused by menopause. Of all vaginal infections, yeast infections are one of the main symptoms of menopause, caused by the fluctuating hormones leading to bacteria in the vagina going out of control. Baths, excess moisture in the vagina, or damp or tight clothes may lead to yeast infections. The signs of yeast infection during menopause, as well as otherwise, are: inflammation, continued itching and irritation, pain during... Read More

The Scoop on High Cholesterol and What You Should Know

May 9th, 2007

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 eventually... Read More

Menopause and Tinnitus: Burning Issues for Women\’s Health

April 13th, 2007

Menopause is a point in a woman\’s life when she stops menstruating for a full year and this can be overwrought with many symptoms, some bearable and some discomforting. Menopause symptoms like mood swings, loss of libido, extreme fatigue, hot flashes and weight gain are a cause of concern for most women. However, less common symptoms like Tinnitus- ringing or buzzing in the ear- change of body color and sometimes a sensation akin to electric shock under the skin may be worrisome. Medical opinions associate Tinnitus with menopause. According to many studies, this ringing in the ears is... Read More

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

April 13th, 2007

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... Read More

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

April 13th, 2007

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... Read More

Menopause and Stomach Cramps: Things to Ponder

March 5th, 2007

Menopause is a transition stage in a woman\’s life when she stops menstruating for over 12 months continuously. When menopause sets in, the ovaries stop production of eggs, resulting in irregular menstrual activity that eventually ceases. Other hormonal changes occur and symptoms like stomach cramps, pain in the leg, irritability, mood swings, hot flashes and decrease in bone density accompany menopause. Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 55, and is a natural event in every woman\’s life. It comes with its own string of health issues, be they physical or emotional,... Read More

This Old Heart of Mine – Part II

March 5th, 2007

Now that it\’s still early in the New Year, many of you (me too) are determined to change your current lifestyle to one that is healthier. And the first move you may make toward that goal is to get to the gym/personal trainer/dance class/yoga or Pilates instructor or to the exercise equipment store. But hold it just a second – isn\’t there something important you\’re forgetting? In last month\’s column, Part I concerning your heart, I mentioned that if you haven\’t recently or ever had a physical exam, an EKG, and other cardiac tests your healthcare provider... Read More