Health Pearls

We Summarize Latest Medical and Scientific Studies


It’s easy to be overwhelmed with medical information in the media.

It is often written with the intent of being big on headlines but short on important details. We present that information in a reliable manner so you can be well-informed. We also summarize medical conference news

We hope all the pearls we will be gathering will help you on your journey to good health and happiness!

The Menopause Transition and Hormonal Therapies

 The menopause transition is a challenging time filled with bothersome symptoms. It is also a period of time where women experience increasing cardiovascular risk and decreasing bone density.  We often forget…
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About Masks …

I can’t believe we still talk about masks, two years into this Covid pandemic.  It is nostalgic to think of the days when my patients and I could talk freely…
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COVID update for 2022

I hope you’re doing well and staying safe during this fourth COVID wave, attributable to the omicron variant.   The virus is not typed on any regular basis, but with…
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Zooming with Chef AJ

Chef AJ is a chef and culinary instructor who been strictly plant-based for decades.  She hosts a YouTube channel that has over 200,000 followers.  Several months ago, Dr. Nathan was…
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Understanding Your Risk for Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and understanding your own breast cancer risk is a crucial step to being proactive about your health. Women are aware that screening for…
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To Boost or Not To Boost?

The progress and studies on COVID booster shots have been front page news for many months now, and the CDC and FDA have given recommendations on booster shots for all…
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The Magic of Hormones

I believe the only true essential oil out there is vaginal estrogen. I bet you haven’t heard that one before. In fact, I think at age 45 every woman should…
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Dealing with Post-Covid Weight Gain: Think Brain, Body and Behavior

The last 18+ months have been emotionally and physically draining. We have been pushed to our limits in almost every regard. Responding to an unpredictable threat like the COVID-19 pandemic…
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October Health Pearls – Alcohol, Intermittent Fasting, and the Covid-Diabetes Connection

Alcohol Consumption and Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk:  Drinking Frequency vs Quantity A study from Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, S. Korea, recently released in JAMA Network Open, shows drinking frequency being…
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Who can have a third dose of a COVID vaccine?

I just sat in on a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting regarding an ADDITIONAL dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised patients.  There was a…
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