“So tell me what kind of medicines you are taking?” I looked at my patient across the desk while she pulled out a long list. “Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, multivitamin, Zinc, Acai Berry, Coenzyme Q10, fish oil, Selenium, flaxseed, calcium, ginseng, rhubarb…” She proceeded to pull up multiple bottles that soon filled the…

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We women are interesting. I know this for a fact because I have been an obstetrician/gynecologist for almost 22 years. I have seen thousands of women from all age groups and delivered thousands of babies. I have seen teenagers struggling with acne and sexuality, elderly women struggling with mobility and illnesses, and middle age and…

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Several weeks ago after Easter, I came back to the office and found all these plates of sausages,salami, deviled eggs, rolls on our kitchen’s table. Roxanne, my nurse, had her annual Easter Brunch at her house and brought the leftovers to work. Roxanne has always been a generous hostess. Her Easter brunches, with more than…

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I had the good fortune of having special neighbors over for dinner on Memorial Day.  The weather didn’t exactly cooperate, so I cooked it under the broiler.  They knew I was experimenting on them, but all called this a winner of a recipe.  I served it with a spinach and strawberry salad that was contributed…

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Balance – literally – the stand on one foot kind and a quick snack idea We hear so much about balancing work and family and pleasure, but not so much about the balance that keeps us upright. The fact is, balance is extremely important in keeping us healthy. Starting at about age 40, our sense…

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Let’s talk about calorie myths Welcome to my first entry on our website. Where to begin?? I thought I’d start by presenting some misunderstood ideas about calories as they relate to exercise and weight loss. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a review of these unsupported beliefs. The results were reported in the New…

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More than twenty years ago I was living in Baltimore during my OBGYN residency. My mother and I and my three dogs lived in a little bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath in Towson. We had a front yard just big enough for us to plant a few bushes of Azaleas and different kind…

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