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General Medical · Health · News

Health Mix: Stumbling Onto A Female Viagra?; New Mammogram Guidelines Confuse, Enrage; Michelle Obama on Older Women And Health Care Reform

By Women's Voices For Change
Equality with Viagra? We don’t know about you, but WVFC was more than a little startled to learn that there’s an organization called the “European Society for Sexual Medicine.” We’ve also been a little skeptical of all these drug-industry studies calling lack of desire a disorder, though one such study issued in January stated that women reporting less desire were…
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General Medical

Dr. Susan Thys-Jacobs: On Fighting Calcium Loss

By Susan Thys-Jacobs, M.D.
Dear Dr. Thys-Jacobs, I am 52 years old and have just had my first bone density test.  I am 5’6″ and weigh 115 pounds.  I exercise a lot and am careful about my diet. I do not smoke and I do not drink alcoholic beverages.  There is a family history of kidney stones so I have never taken any calcium…
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News

DailyNewsMix:Cindy McCain Reports From Rwanda; Bone Density News Comes in Twos; Second Careers Via Nonprofits

By Womens Voices for Change
Look to the women, says McCain: Cindy McCain, that is. While her husband’s political opponent charmed the media with his cross-country trip, the founder and funder of the American Voluntary Medical Team was visiting Rwanda, too often known simply for the 1994 genocide that has scarred its people. Brought there by Women for Women International,  McCain writes in the Wall…
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General Medical · Health · Menopause

10 Ways to Improve Bone Health Without Drugs

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD | bio Now listen: The last thing you want to deal with in the glorious New Menopause is brittle bones. The good news? You don’t have to. Most of us can actually improve bone density without drugs by taking some common sense steps, along with a few less obvious strategies: 1. Cut alcohol consumption. We…
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