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No More Annual Mammograms?

May 14, 2015
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A Canadian study looked at the impact of annual mammograms for women 40+ to see if the practice of annual mammograms increased their chances of detecting and surviving breast cancer. After a 25-year follow up, researchers found that “annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of...
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Low Back Pain & Vitamin D

March 17, 2015
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A study entitled “Relationship between vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in postmenopausal women” looked at how chronic low back pain may associated with vitamin D deficiency. Researchers found that for older women, “Vitamin D deficiency was significantly more common in patients suffering from chronic LBP than in controls.” If you or...
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Chiropractic for Chiari Malformations

March 12, 2015
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Chiari malformations are a birth defect where part of the brain extends into the spinal canal. People who have this typically experience headaches, dizziness, vision problems, muscle weakness and other issues. A case study of a 34-year-old woman diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari malformation looked at the potential effectiveness of “conservative care for her symptoms.” She...
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C-Sections + Antibiotics = Infant Eczema

January 13, 2015
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A new study examined the relationship between cesarean deliveries, exposure to antibiotics prior to birth and the potential for the baby to develop atopic dermatitis (AD) also known as eczema. The study found that “the combination of cesarean delivery and prenatal exposure to antibiotics associated significantly and positively with AD.” In fact, exposed prenatally...
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Routine Pelvic Exams Not Recommended

January 6, 2015
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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released new guidelines regarding routine pelvic examinations for “asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women.” Based upon the most recent research, the ACP notes that “evidence shows that the diagnostic accuracy of pelvic examination for detecting ovarian cancer or bacterial vaginosis is low.” The guidelines also warn that “many false-positive...
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Women take Vitamin E for ALS

January 1, 2015
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The ice bucket challenge has brought a lot of attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. But what many people who participated aren’t aware of is an earlier study that “investigated whether vitamin E intake was associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).” The study found that for women “ALS...
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Body Mass and Foot Joint Pain

November 4, 2014
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It is reasonable to believe that the more a person weighs, the more stain they place on their feet. While this may seem obvious, the first large study over an extended period of time was only recently conducted. Researchers looked at “body mass index (BMI) and foot joint pain (FJP) over a 5-year period...
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Prenatal Meditation for Baby’s Health

October 30, 2014
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A study from Hong Kong examined the potential benefits for babies born to mothers who meditated while they were pregnant. The researchers looked to see if they could determine “positive relationships between prenatal meditation and infant health.” Based on several outcome measurements, the authors note that the “study concludes the positive effects of prenatal...
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Magnesium Keeps Senior Women Fit

October 28, 2014
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Vitamin supplementation can be a very important way of maintaining health, especially for older adults. One study examined whether magnesium supplements could help improve physical function for older women. The study found that “daily magnesium oxide supplementation for 12 weeks seems to improve physical performance in healthy elderly women. These findings suggest a role...
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Regular Sleep = Healthy Pregnancy

October 7, 2014
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Our circadian rhythm is set by the natural light/dark nature of our days and night and is associated with many biological processes. And, as one study found, it can also have a negative impact on female reproduction. While the exact physiological process is a bit complicated, the authors note that “both stable circadian rhythms...
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