Fewer Than One in Ten Informed About Most Serious Downside of Mammograms

What do nine in ten women say they were never told about mammograms, even though they thought they had the right to know? “Fueled by economic conflicts of interest”—with the multibillion-dollar mammogram industry—“and good intentions…many women [are] being given diagnoses of breast cancer that they did not need, producing unwarranted fear and psychological stress and […]

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7 Ways to Manage Menopause Weight Gain

Depending on whether you’re in perimenopause, have reached menopause, or are post-menopausal, you could be experiencing any combination of symptoms: vacillating between chills and night sweats, thinning hair, dry skin, vaginal dryness, low libido, and even mental health-related symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Another common signifier of the menopausal period is the overall […]

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Eggs and Oat Bran: The Cholesterol-Fiber Paradox

Dan writes: We’re told that eating foods like oatmeal, which contains soluble fiber, can help lower cholesterol. My understanding is that this works because the fiber binds to the cholesterol in your food, preventing its absorption. But we’re also told that the amount of cholesterol in your food doesn’t make much difference because, if you […]

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How to Shoulder Press: Form, Common Mistakes & Variations

If you want a great upper body, you need great shoulders. Them’s just the breaks. Problem is, most people find that their deltoids (the muscles that make up your shoulders) are stubborn sons of guns that take their sweet time to grow.  That’s why it’s important to choose shoulder exercises that train your delts effectively, […]

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Are Bell Peppers Good for You? 4 Reasons to Eat More

Bell peppers are crispy, crunchy, and mildly sweet. They’re popular in low-carb cooking, and you can find them year-round at your local grocery store (although they taste best when they’re in season during the summer and fall!). But are bell peppers good for you? Yes! Let’s go over some of the health benefits of bell […]

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What Should We Do to Lower Lead Levels in Breast Milk?

What are the effects of sodium and calcium intake on blood lead levels in pregnant and breastfeeding women?  Although our skeleton “has predominantly been considered a storage site for sequestering absorbed lead, bone is not simply an inert storage site. Once deposited in bone, lead can be remobilized from bone” back into the bloodstream if, for example, we […]

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