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Most adults would agree that the teen years can be a vulnerable period.  Teens juggle the mastery of many tasks during this phase.  One of the most important is developing the tools needed to form healthy partner relationships.  Unfortunately, for many teens, an introduction to unhealthy relationships occurs during this time.  According to the CDC,…

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February has traditionally been designated Red Dress month to raise awareness of the issue of heart disease in women.  Now there is a special day and a website as well.  The stereotypical  heart patient is an older man who may have high cholesterol and high blood pressure.  However the leading cause of death in women in the…

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A few days ago, several friends and I went to the Arena Stage to see “Roe,” a play by Lisa Loomer.  It was an incredibly powerful play about the landmark Supreme Court Ruling (Roe v. Wade) handed down 44 years ago.  My husband remembers participating in one of his early political marches as a teenager…

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In the media and in medical literature, there are debates about which is more important for a long healthy life, being fit or being thin. There isn’t a simple answer, so I’d like to thank my colleagues for debating these points with me recently. For sure, FITNESS is VERY important. Fitness – being able to…

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In the media and in medical literature, there are debates about which is more important for a long healthy life, being fit or being thin. There isn’t a simple answer, so I’d like to thank my colleagues for debating these points with me recently. For sure, FITNESS is VERY important. Fitness – being able to…

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Breast Cancer Survivors and “Chemo Brain” Long after Treatment A large study from University of California, Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed a significant decline in cognitive functions even six months after the treatment ended. The study consisted of 581 breast cancer patients and 364 healthy people…

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