Women’s Health

Overweight, Older Women At Greater Risk for Falls

In my practice as an orthopedist, I see many over-50 women who’ve fallen and broken a wrist, ankle, or, more importantly a hip.  A high percentage of these women are overweight.  Recent research shows that being an older, overweight woman can put you at greater risk for falls, fractures, disability and the dreaded loss of […]

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Natural Products Help Reclaim Your Love Life After Menopause

Natural Products Help Reclaim Your Love Life After Menopause

My over-50 female patients often mention menopausal symptoms that have put a wet blanket on their previously fulfilling love lives.  Even though there are prescription hormone-based remedies out there that do relieve these specific symptoms, they can come with some side effects and risks.  They can also be very expensive even if you have insurance […]

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Women and Intimacy After Menopause – The Positives and Negatives

An 82 year old male patient of mine came to see me last week. He and his 78 year old wife look and act decades younger. He shared with me, that he attributes one of the important reasons for his continuing youthfulness was still having a great and fulfilling romance with his wife.  They have […]

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Is Osphena the answer to dyspareunia?

For Women Only: Is Osphena the Miracle Pill You’ve Been Hoping For?

Many of my patients are post menopausal women.  They are still, I feel, in the prime of their lives. They are very attractive, mature women full of goals that they’re still actively pursuing.  They are successful wives, significant others, mothers and grandmothers living busy, fulfilling lives.  Yet, in the privacy of their doctor’s office, many […]

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Women’s Health: Screening For The Top 6 Concerns

I’d like to speak to just my female readers here.  If you’re like many of my over-40 female patients, you likely spend more time caring and doing for other people more than you do for yourself.  While this is a good trait – it shows you’re a kind and caring soul – it can also […]

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A woman's heart attack can be different - Know the Symptoms

A Woman’s Heart Attack Can Be Different – Know The Symptoms

What most people don’t know is that a woman’s symptoms for a heart attack may be much different than a man’s and can go unaddressed with fatal outcomes. That’s why I’m taking this opportunity to talk to my female readers today – and perhaps their husbands, sons, brothers – to explain the 5 top warning […]

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Alzheimer's Disease, the toll on women is greater

Alzheimer’s Disease Part I: Is the Toll On Women Greater?

In this two-part series on Alzheimer disease, I would like to make my readers aware of the different risks that affect women and men.  In part I, I’d like to talk primarily to my female readers about the hormonal and nutritional issues that put women at risk for Alzheimer as well as how the disease […]

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Menopause Memory Slips – What You Can Do

Many of my patients are menopausal women over 45 and are experiencing symptoms associated with declining estrogen levels.  Certainly, there are many annoying symptoms of menopause but one of the most frustrating can be glitches in memory. These memory deficits are usually mild and reversible with re-balancing of hormones.  However, if not given the proper […]

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Testosterone Can Fuel Distrust in Women

Over the past few years, many of my patients have come to me with health conditions that are either directly or indirectly influenced by their levels of testosterone.  Indeed, maintaining healthy testosterone levels in both men and women can be tricky after the age of 50.  Too much can cause just as many physical problems […]

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Sex For Women Over 60

One of my patients came to me last week complaining about his wife. He said she just wasn’t interested in sex anymore. He added, “After she turned 60, her desire for sex disappeared. Is there such a thing as a female Viagra?” This is a question I get frequently from men who are having sexual […]

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Natural Solutions For Menopause: Part Two

As an anti-aging medical doctor, one of the biggest issues associated with women health is menopause. If asked to give a simple definition for this medical condition I would easily say: it means going at least one year without a menstrual period. But menopause can also refer to the changes a woman experiences as she […]

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Natural Solutions For Menopause― Part One

I often discuss ways to live healthy today in order to prevent diseases and conditions that may strike down the road. Countless research studies prove that a smart approach to diet, exercise and lifestyle can reduce the risk of many chronic ailments. For women who have actively cared for their well-being all their lives, however, […]

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