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The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer

10 Jul 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Dissecting the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" Campaign

4 Oct 2018

You are probably familiar with the American Heart Association’s "Go Red for Women" campaign. Its goal is to raise awareness about heart disease among women. They have a series of add campaigns that...

Before the Left Brain was Logical, it was Male

7 Nov 2017

I recently threw a softball math problem at one of my friends and her response was: “I don’t know, I was never any good at math. I’m more of a right-brain thinker than a left.” The idea that some...

The History of Hysteria

31 Jul 2017

Today, when we say someone is hysterical, we mean that they are frenzied, frantic, or out of control. Until 1980, however, hysteria was a formally studied psychological disorder that could be found...

Is there a risk of heart attack for women taking calcium supplements?

20 Mar 2017

The calcium issue was raised by Dr Ian Reid of New Zealand. He and his colleagues re-analyzed data from the Women Health Initiative (WHI) which looked at calcium and vitamin D supplements.  The...

Alternative Therapy for Menopause?

20 Mar 2017

Black cohosh. This plant native to North America has traditionally been used to treat menopausal symptoms with mostly anecdotal evidence for efficacy. Dr. Katherine Newton of the Group Health...

An Herbal Treatment for Menopause

20 Mar 2017

I don’t know what a hot flash feels like, but by all accounts it isn’t pleasant. About three quarters of women going through menopause know all about hot flashes which may occur several times a day...


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