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It’s supposed to be this amazing time in your life – you’re a MOM!.  A new baby!  Maybe it was one that was planned, maybe not. Maybe it’s something you’ve worked very hard for – fertility treatment, acupuncture, herbs, charting, temperature taking, sex on demand and the list goes on. Or maybe this pregnancy was…

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Every morning I enjoy a cup of dark roast coffee with cream and Sweet N’ Low (saccharin). A recent article in the journal Nature, “Artificial Sweeteners Induce Glucose Intolerance by Altering Gut Microbiota” may cause me to change this habit. Saccharin was discovered by a Hopkins chemist Constantin Fahlberg. Its safety was long questioned due…

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Paula Wolfson, health reporter for WTOP 103.5, joined Lady Docs at bootcamp on Saturday, September 20th. Troy, Thu and I had the pleasure of chatting with her afterwards as over 20 bootcampers caught up over brunch after being away at various times over the summer. Paula likened our group to a sisterhood, which it certainly…

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This year, my time off was a bit unconventional (for me).  My two partners and I have agreed on four weeks of vacation each year for a long time now.  We are, however, such workaholics that none of us has taken full advantage of our vacation time.  Every year, we carry over quite a few…

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*Fish Eating and the Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease:* **Over the past several years, the medical and general news has been filled with warnings about the increasing incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease and attempts to treat, or better yet, prevent this condition.  Many predict that before too long, there will be up to 80 million Americans…

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Recently after bootcamp some of us were discussing the speed with which conflicting data is presented to us and to our patients — lo carb diet is better than lo fat – or vice versa.  Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant so it must reduce health risks – no, it increases cancer. Estrogen is good for…

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