Author: Lisa

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief Bone is living tissue. To keep bones strong, your body breaks down old bone and replaces it with new bone tissue. As people enter their 40s and 50s, more bone may be broken down than is…

HPV (human papillomavirus) Virus

What is the HPV (human papillomavirus) Virus?   HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact. At least 50%…

Mammography

What is a Mammography? A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms can help detect breast cancer when it is in its early, most treatable stages. Get the facts about mammograms.   FDA regulates the standards for…

Menopause Medications

Menopause Medications Menopause (sometimes called “the change of life”) is a normal time in a woman’s life when her period stops. During menopause, a woman’s body makes less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Lower hormone levels may lead to…

Menopause Hormones FAQs

Menopause and Hormones: Common Questions What is menopause? Menopause is a normal change in a woman’s life when her period stops. That’s why some people call menopause “the change of life” or “the change.” During menopause a woman’s body slowly…

Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause (sometimes called “the change of life) is a normal time in a woman’s life when her period stops. During menopause, some women have problems like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation, and thin bones. Some women…

Dietng Myths

Myth: If I skip meals, I can lose weight. Fact: Skipping meals may make you feel hungrier and lead you to eat more than you normally would at your next meal. In particular, studies show a link between skipping breakfast…

Low Fat Food and Fat Free Foods

Myth: “Low-fat” or “fat-free” means no calories. Fact: A serving of low-fat or fat-free food may be lower in calories than a serving of the full-fat product. But many processed low-fat or fat-free foods have just as many calories as…

Diet and Nutrition Myths

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths “Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!” “Eat as much as you want and still lose weight!” “Try the thigh buster and lose inches fast!” Have you heard these claims before? A large number of diets and…

Stroke

What is a Stroke? A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.” If blood flow is cut off for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot…