Aug 16 2013
More from Dr. Hotze’s ‘Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness’
It’s been hard for me to move away from this topic. Primarily because physicians like Dr. Steven Hotze and other healthcare providers, whom I respect, continue to address it. But also because I think they are shining a necessary light on the is...
Aug 14 2013
Calcium & Vitamin D Improves Bone Strength When Taken with HRT?
A new study slated to be published in the February 2014 print issue of Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), found that women who were taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, in conjunction with hormone repla...
Jul 17 2013
Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness: A Preview
I received a complimentary copy of the book, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness: The Riddle of Illness, by Dr. Steven F. Hotze, M.D., in the mail yesterday – one of the perks of my job. I told you I would be reviewing it, and I will. Once I...
Jul 15 2013
S.959: What is it and Why Should You Care?
If you are a faithful reader of my blogs – and if you’re not you should be – then you might remember a few posts I did last year on a certain brouhaha surrounding compounding pharmacies. One of the first posts I wrote (which you can find he...
Jul 10 2013
Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness
Just when I thought it was safe to move onto another topic, one of my favorite go-to physicians for women’s health issues published another book on the subject of hypothyroidism. Dr. Steven F. Hotze, MD, author of Hormones, Health, and Hap...
Jul 02 2013
Antidepressant Brisdelle Approved by FDA for Hot Flashes in Women
Back in March of this year, a medical report was published stating an FDA advisory panel had determined that antidepressants (namely a drug called gabapentin) and anti-anxiety medications were not an effective treatment for women suffering with...
Jun 21 2013
Men Cause Menopause and Are Bad for Your Health
This is a story I’ve been trying to ignore. I first ran across it a few days ago and could only scoff. It’s so absurd and ridiculous, I felt certain it would blow on by pretty quickly. But, alas, I ran across it again on the front page of the m...
May 29 2013
NAMS Study Confirms What Women in Menopause Already Know
I have a love/hate relationship with medicine and science. On the one hand, it’s pretty darn fascinating what science has taught us about the universe at large, especially in astronomy and space. And there is no doubt that when it comes to my ...
May 15 2013
Women’s Health Issues: Taking One for the Team
I had a rather eye-opening experience over the past week or so, which confirmed to me, much to my chagrin, that there are no easy or clear-cut answers when it comes to making decisions about our healthcare. Looking back, and knowing how obst...
May 13 2013
National Women's Health Week: Making Women's Health a Priority
This week, May 12th through May 18th, 2013, is “National Women’s Health Week” sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. According to Women’s Health.gov, “National Women’s Health Week” is about empowering women to “...