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!


January 2014 Health Pearls

1.  Many of us often wonder: Is it too late to start exercising as we reach middle age?  We look at women like Jane Fonda or Diane Nyad and wish…
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OOH baby it’s cold outside

What better time to talk about frostbite prevention than during a week of record low temperatures across the country? Frostbite is the formation of tiny crystals inside the body which…
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Pre-Diabetes and How to Make a U-turn on the Road to Diabetes

Recent news in the prevention of diabetes is that weight training and yoga help decrease the risk of diabetes in women who have already been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Although it does not…
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I’ve got the flu!

Many of our common illnesses are viral. What’s the difference between the common cold and “the flu”? First, “the flu” is not one disease. You can get “flu-like” illnesses anytime,…
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Hot Flashes and Some Remedies

Over the years, my patients have gotten older and almost half of my practice now is comprised of women over forty which explains why I often fall behind my schedule…
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Influenza season is upon us – focus on pediatrics cold and flu with some general tips

With cold and flu season upon us, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of what we can do to keep our little ones healthy and treat the symptoms when…
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December Health Pearls: The last one of 2013!

December Health News    Vaccine for Prevention of Mild and Moderate-to-Severe Influenza in Children, New England Journal of Medicine, 2013; 369(26):  2481-91. Children who received a quadrivalent (targeted against 4 specific strains) flu…
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e-cigarettes: what you should know

Over the past few months, I’ve seen articles on e-cigarettes frequently in the popular press and in medical journals – so I thought you might like the scoop on this…
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Urinary Incontinence – more common than you think

At the 2012 London Olympics, almost half of the athletes competing were women. As women’s participation in sports continues to increase, the importance of understanding common women’s health issues in…
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November Health Pearls on Nuts, Knees and Vitamin D

#1 We have already seen that a Mediterranean style diet, rich in nuts, is healthy. This month, researchers from Harvard reviewed nut consumption in over 110,000 health professionals from 1980…
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