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High Volume of Aerobic Exercise Decreases Adiposity in Postmenopausal Women and Potentially Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer. A study from Alberta, Canada, published online July 16, 2015 in JAMA  Oncology, showed how high volume of aerobic activities (300 minutes/week) significantly decreased abdominal adipose tissue and waist to hip ratio, as compared to moderate volume of…

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As a culture both women and men are often emotionally connected to their scale weight/ body weight. We let it define us. It tells us whether we are “good” or “bad”. As it fluctuates often our mood and well-being fluctuate too. Scale weight is measured at the doctor’s office as part of a physical exam,…

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Bees and I do not get along.  A playmate in my first grade class in Corvallis, Oregon stumbled upon a yellow jacket nest, so one of my earliest memories is standing in a classroom of screaming children while bees swarmed the room.  While pregnant with my first child and taking the Internal Medicine Board Examination,…

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Soon, my family will be leaving for Prague, Budapest and Vienna.  I have been yearning to see this part of Europe for a long time.  To me, Prague and Budapest always sound like some “exotic” destinations as compared to the rest of Europe.  My husband and I have discussed many times about visiting the Christmas…

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