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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

5 Tips for Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

By Eileen West, MD, FACP, NCMP, CCD The holidays can be a fun and busy time, but also physically and emotionally stressful. Here are 5 quick tips for staying healthy…

Top 5 Things to Know About Sexual Health and Aging

Top 5 Things to Know About Sexual Health and Aging

1. Sex is good for your health. A healthy sex life can be good for your stress levels, blood pressure, and heart, and it might even boost your immune system.…

The Benefits of a Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment (and What to Expect!)

The Benefits of a Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment (and What to Expect!)

The annual exam or wellness visit is an opportunity for you and your doctor to review your overall health and to focus on preventive care instead of problems. It is…

Women-Specific Primary Care Leads to Better Outcomes

Women-Specific Primary Care Leads to Better Outcomes

Over the past several years, women’s health has become a more prevalent focus in the news, on social media, and among physicians. For decades, women-specific healthcare has lacked the research…

Ask the Expert: SMART Approaches to Nutrition for Heart, Mind, and Body Health

Ask the Expert: SMART Approaches to Nutrition for Heart, Mind, and Body Health

March is National Nutrition Month! What a great time to pause and take another look at your food choices and what’s best for your overall health and well-being. The American…

Ask the Expert: Healthy Nutrition in the New Year

Ask the Expert: Healthy Nutrition in the New Year

Looking back at the first month of the New Year, many of us have been happy to breathe a sigh of relief that the stress of the holidays is over,…

Ask the Expert: How to Find Joy in Your Holidays and Learn to Stress Less

Ask the Expert: How to Find Joy in Your Holidays and Learn to Stress Less

Holiday markets, twinkling lights, lively shows, festive music, bustling stores, beautiful decorations, and so many lists! December has officially arrived with its usual mix of promise and pressure. As the…

Let’s Talk About Menopause

Let’s Talk About Menopause

Menopause is considered a passage for women. But many of my patients have unanswered questions about what they experience as they go through it.  Unnecessary stigmas prevent us from discussing…

Ask the Expert: Family Health History and Why It Matters

Ask the Expert: Family Health History and Why It Matters

Family health history is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of maintaining good health. It is the single most informative data available to help you understand your risk…

Understanding Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Understanding Your Risk for Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and understanding your own breast cancer risk is a crucial step to being proactive about your health. Women are aware that screening for…

Ask the Gynecologist: Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Ask the Gynecologist: Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

What is PCOS?Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic and hormonal condition.It is often underdiagnosed in many women and unfortunately could lead to many reproductive and health implications. In…

COVID-19 Monthly Update: August 2021

COVID-19 Monthly Update: August 2021

Delta Variant There are a number of updates on the coronavirus front, as you all are no doubt noticing. The Delta variant, which was first identified in India in December,…

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