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Monthly Archives: July 2012
What was I going to write about? Oh yes, I remember. I just had a senior moment there.
Have you ever felt like that? Are you worried about whether it’s “just” a “senior moment”, or something much more scary – Alzheimer’s?
Losing one’s mental capacity ranks near the top on any list of fears about the future as people get older. Continue reading
The United States has the dubious distinction of spending more money on health care for every man, woman, and child than any other country in the world. Just check the graph at the right.
And yet we are far from being the healthiest.
Why is it so expensive? We want to be healthy, but our spending doesn’t seem to be getting us there. Some of the major factors driving costs are: Continue reading
You tried hard. Really, you did. You thought things through as best you could. You prepared as well as you knew how. The moment arrived. Perhaps you were nervous, but you forged ahead anyway. You did it!
And it flopped. Big time. Something went terribly wrong.
Most of us tend to react in one of two ways when something goes very wrong: Continue reading
As an OB-Gyn physician I see women in some of the most intimate and difficult circumstances. Pregnancy, STDs, sexual difficulties, pelvic pain – they are almost always reluctant to talk about them, but often their OB-Gyn is the one place they eventually go for help with these hard-to-discuss issues.
There are many purely “medical” reasons for gynecologic symptoms. And yet there are many times when the medical tests and treatments don’t find any specific physical “cause” for a woman’s distress. All too often, when I ask all the uncomfortable questions, such a woman will relate something in her past that includes child abuse – physical, sexual, or otherwise. Continue reading