Health Pearls

We Summarize Latest Medical and Scientific Studies

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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!

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Corona and Boundaries

Even before COVID-19 arrived, many of us were already diligent about washing our hands and avoiding contact with someone sneezing or coughing to avoid becoming ill. Many have always understood the importance of washing our hands before meals and coughing or sneezing into a tissue.  So, what is different now?  Researchers have discovered that many…
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Health Pearls in the Time of Coronavirus: Message to Our Pregnant Patients

You are pregnant, and the fear of Coronavirus is keeping you up at night.  There has yet not been enough research on COVID-19 in pregnant patients, so fear is understandable.  Below is helpful information for you from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. www.ACOG.org  As more studies are done, this information may change over…
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Health Pearls in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage Your Chronic Medical Problems

Let’s face it. Staying at home is no picnic for most of us. For many people, irritability, boredom, and lethargy ensue so that you’re annoyed most of the time. It’s hard to get out of the slump to do anything except lay around. I myself was shamed into going outside to walk with my family…
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Health Pearls In the Time of COVID

For the past decade our Lady Docs community has met in person and on-line for intellectual discussion, physical challenge and emotional support. Over the past month, as the COVID-19 pandemic overtook our community, we have had to maintain physical distancing, but our intellectual and emotional connections are even more robust. These discussions have become more…
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Improving Immunity – A View From a Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Covid-19 is all over the news now and everyone is overwhelmed and concerned about getting afflicted.  A natural question asked is how to improve our immunity to fight this disease which has no cure? This afternoon, a close friend asked me if Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 along with some other herbs like “Amla”…
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Living with Uncertainty *

As I write this, I am about to end the third week of isolation. I work from home, and currently see clients online. This is a time of great uncertainty.  It’s not easy for anyone.  But for trauma survivors, myself included, times like this are especially difficult.  I want to explain why and review the actions I…
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Weekend conferences on COVID19

Here’s some of the very latest information available from reliable sources, including answers to the questions doctors are asking. Yesterday I was in on several long phone conferences with many of my fellow lady docs in addition to other colleagues. One was hosted by our very own Dr. Rebecca Katz, who is the Director of…
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Epistaxis – or everything you ever wanted to know about nosebleeds

It is winter and to my practice that means several daily calls with the complaint of nosebleeds, otherwise known as epistaxis. It is truly amazing how much blood can come out of a person’s nose. Perhaps, amazing is not a word most people would use to describe it. Words like scary, terrifying, alarming may be more appropriate. This…
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Intermittent Fasting – Is there any scientific basis for it?

Intermittent fasting has become popular both for weight loss and health improvement.  People have adapted this to be anything from alternate day fasts, drastically restricting calories for 2 days each week(a 5:2 plan), or restricting eating to a certain number of hours per day, usually 8-12 hours.  Is there any  scientific reason to believe it…
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BULLETIN: It’s NOT Too Late – Get Your Flu Shot NOW!

As you can see by the map, the flu season is up and running all across the United States.  It’s an unusual season, in that influenza B, which is usually more common later in the season, is starting up strong.  It is usually more common in children, but that’s the only one I’ve seen so…
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