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Health

Fears of Mortality Often Misplaced

By Dr. Baxter Allen
By Dr. Baxter Allen

We often think that plane crashes and random acts of violence in our country are the causes most to be feared. They are not. Dr. Baxter Allen gives us a list of the 'Top Ten Causes of Death in America.'

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Health

One Step Closer to New Treatment Option for Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine, the nation’s premier medical journal, released an article describing new discoveries related to the FTO gene and its link to obesity, bringing with it hopes for new treatment options.

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Health

More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Three recent articles in scientific journals explore some of the underlying factors that contribute to obesity. The articles show that we must move beyond the strongly held societal beliefs that obesity is merely an issue of willpower and look for the deeper roots of the condition — in our genetics, how we are raised, and even the size of our plates.

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News

The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

By Women's Voices For Change
This week, our longform list includes a shout out to the following articles: importance of women's voices to the genre of travel writing, an extensive interview with the NASA scientist designing the parachute for the MARS Rover, comedian Tig Notaro on having cancer, making her new documentary and rebuilding after trauma, a salute to Marlene Sanders, pioneer in broadcast journalism, and a series of panels on technology with only women as speakers.
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General Medical · Menopause

Ten Myths About “Bio-identical” Hormones

By Streicher, M.D. Lauren
Bioidentical is not a scientific term. It is a term made up by savvy market research gurus to describe certain plant-derived hormones distributed by compounding pharmacies. The use of the word” bioidentical” is brilliant. It’s catchy. It sounds “natural.” It sounds like something different than a hormone product produced and distributed by commercial pharmacies. Promoters of bioidentical hormones claim that…
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