The Fast-ing Track to Good Health

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We’ve all heard the old saying “you are what you eat.” In recent years however, it’s become increasingly evident that when is just as important as what, or how much, you consume.

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How Soon To Start Chemo

You just had breast cancer surgery, and your doctor wants you to follow it up with chemo. But your son’s wedding is in six weeks. What should you do? In a previous blog, we wrote that prolonging the Time to …

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Does Time to Surgery Matter?

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When diagnosed with breast cancer, many women describe feeling pressure to “get the cancer out, FAST! ” Others, however, seem slightly annoyed (because of the excellent prognosis for early stage disease) with their diagnosis and would rather not change their …

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Why We’re Losing the Battle of the Bulge

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This past July, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Americans Are Finally Eating Less”. The article explained how, after decades of bad diets and increases in obesity, our country’s eating habits had finally begun to improve and calories …

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The Flu: What You Need to Know

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The flu season is upon us, and we all cringe at the potential disruption it can bring to our busy lives. While there is no way to completely guard against the flu, there are things you can do to minimize the …

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Exercise and Cancer Outcomes

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Last week, I received a call from a woman who I consider a business genius. Her friendship is a gift, and she offers a wealth of experience not only in business and finance, but also in travel, hobbies, and relationships. …

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Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Test Can Simplify Treatment Plans

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Many women tell me that the worst part of being diagnosed with breast cancer is hearing that you need chemotherapy. The disease itself is bad enough, but having to deal with the side effects of chemo—hair loss, nausea, fatigue and …

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What to Expect on the Day of your Breast Surgery

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There are so many things to think about when facing breast surgery or any in-patient surgical procedure. Besides packing for the hospital, you have to make sure that everything is in order for your return home. Although your doctor will …

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Dr. E’s DO’s and DON’Ts: Tattoos

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It used to be unusual to see a man or woman with a tattoo, but not anymore. In fact, $1.6 billion is spent in the U.S. each year on tattoos, and 45 million Americans have them. Of that amount, a …

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Spotlight On: Flakka–The New Designer Drug

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In Spanish, the word flake is a term of endearment for a thin person. When I was a teenager, my friend’s Colombian father used to call me “flakita”. But the word Flakka is anything but that. It’s the street name …

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Hormone Therapy: “Bioidenticals” Can Be Risky

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There’s nothing pleasant about sweating through your blouse during an elegant dinner party or having to get up in the middle of the night to change pajamas, but that’s precisely the sort of discomfort faced by many menopausal women.

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Dr. E’s DOs and DON’Ts: School Lunches

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As the new school year approaches and we’re bombarded with back-to-school sales and advertisements for everything from backpacks to paper clips, it’s time to focus on what your kids are going to be eating throughout their busy days.

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