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Decreasing the Risk of Alzheimer’s with Vitamin D

Monday, July 6th, 2015 /

As a health writer, I must ask if adequate vitamin D can prevent and/or treat the progressive brain disease called Alzheimer’s. No one should have to endure Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a deadly cognitive disorder that the Alzheimer’s Association® claims cannot … Read More

Chandler Marrs

No Medication is Perfectly Safe

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 /

A few weeks ago, I was accused of being biased and unscientific for acknowledging that all medications carry risks; that no medication was, in contrast to this commenter’s perception, ‘perfectly safe’. In her view, some medications were perfectly safe, even … Read More

Laura Wershler

Why I am Backing Sweetening the Pill, the Documentary

Monday, June 29th, 2015 /

There are just three days left for the Kickstarter campaign launched by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein to raise the $100,000 needed to make their next documentary. Inspired by the provocative 2013 book Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked … Read More


In Search of the Female Orgasm

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 /

My family does not talk about sex. In fact, I can only pray that my mother doesn’t happen to get on Facebook, see a status with a link to this article and read this; I blush at the mere thought. … Read More

cycling can impact a woman's sexual health

Pressure on the Perineum – A Woman’s Bicycle Story

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 /

Sometime ago I read an article in the New York Times about the impact of cycling on one’s nether region. Though the article noted discomfort in the genital area of women, scientists mainly focused on erectile dysfunction. The study cited … Read More

Karen Ingalls

What Causes Ovarian Cancer?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 /

Ovarian cancer is the most difficult to diagnose of all the gynecologic cancers, which are uterine, fallopian, vulva, and cervical. The symptoms of bloating, back or pelvic pain, digestive issues, changes in bowels, urinary frequency, and fatigue are the most … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Stop the Metformin Madness

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 /

I have never been a fan of Metformin. It seemed too good to be true. Many years ago I had a conversation with a researcher about all of its possible therapeutic indications. His lab was actively pursuing the anti-cancer angle. … Read More

Caryn Lipson

Mammography Screening – When an Educated Consumer is not the Best Customer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 /

The purpose of preventive mammography screening is to diagnose breast cancers that would result in death at an early stage, thereby decreasing the incidence of late stage breast cancer and overall breast cancer mortality. A number of reviews and studies … Read More

Data decisions discovery

Lucine Research Featured in International Innovation

Monday, June 15th, 2015 /

Lucine Health Sciences, the parent company of Hormones MatterTM and Heal with FriendsTM, was featured in a recent piece on women’s health, in International Innovation. Entitled Data, Decisions and Discovery, the article is a first in a series of articles … Read More