Beware of Supplements Bearing False Claims


It’s virtually impossible these days to avoid the sections of magazines that contain advertising of “nutritional” supplements.  It’s hard to resist the before and after photos of the woman who goes from a size 12 to a size 2 in …

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FAQ: What is “Safe” to Use on Sensitive Skin?


Though I’m not a dermatologist, it seems that every day I’m asked questions about skin care by patients, customers, colleagues and friends. They boil down to the following most Frequently Asked Questions: What can I use when my 6 weeks …

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Can Facebook Cure Cancer?


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much time people spend on Facebook. Much of it is to share photos of the happy events in their lives.  When a new baby is born or your child takes his first …

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Concussions and Youth Sports


As mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends of children who play sports, we have first-hand knowledge that physical injuries have become increasingly common. I’m not talking about the broken bone from falling off a bicycle, or the sprained ankle from an …

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Women Abusing Alcohol: A Growing Problem


This past Monday one of my normally upbeat and outgoing patients, whom I’ll call Jill, burst into tears when I asked about her weekend. On Friday night, while driving to pick up her daughter from a school activity, she was …

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BFFL Co Debuts Women’s Wellness Column on

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with leading online publication, where we will be posting articles and blogs containing timely information on health and wellness issues relating to women and families. Our goal is to distill information relevant …

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Can You Really Afford to $moke?


Everyone understands the health dangers of smoking, both for smokers and those breathing secondary smoke. Smoking is linked to lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke, and has ill effects on virtually every organ in the body. Few smokers, however, seem …

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Behind the Wheel? Lose the Phone.


There are Mothers Against Drunk Driving. There should also be Mothers Against Distracted Driving. Using cell phones or smart phones behind the wheel, or “driving while intexticated,” results in the death of 11 teens each day in the US, according …

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Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Options Topic of Fox News Segment


Prostate cancer screening and treatment options were the key topics discussed during a recent appearance on Fox Business News by BFFL Co CEO Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson. Dr. Thompson talked to Markets Now anchors Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane about the …

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Plain Talk About Prostate Cancer


Few men want to talk about prostate cancer.  While the pink ribbon is ubiquitous and women readily talk about breast cancer on the daily talk shows and elsewhere, few men will discuss prostate cancer out in the open.  But the …

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Take This Important Step to Prevent Cervical Cancer

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to learn more about this deadly disease that is the third leading type of cancer in women worldwide. Cervical cancer’s symptoms are neither seen nor felt until the disease is advanced …

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Top Ten Healthy Resolutions for 2014

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Do you resolve every year to get healthy, only to see your enthusiasm fizzle out by late January? Well, make 2014 your year to get it done! We hope our list of top ten healthy resolutions will give you motivation …

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