Tag Archives : obstetrics and gynecology

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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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Unexpected Memories Every Mother’s Day

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I witnessed my first delivery at the Rosary Hospital in Campbellsville, Ky., on the first day of my new job as a nurse’s aide. I was 14-and-a-half, and I had lied about my age in order to be hired at the grand sum of $1 an hour. No one thought to check to see if such a sophisticated and mature…
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