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Got a question for us? Drop your tricky, random, wacky or plain confusing health question into the Suggest-O-Matic, leave a comment, or tag your tweets with #wellwire and our team of experts will answer them in this weekly column. Q: More than ever my patients are asking about alternative hormone replacement. Many are concerned about developing reproductive and associated cancers or adding something seemingly un-natural to their bodies after never having used medication their entire lives. What course...
by on April 8th, 2010 at 08:04 am

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  • From Patient to Doctor, Defining Healing
    Cancer. ITP. Burst appendix. Hit and run. That was 1989, not my greatest year. A life-threatening illness, a rare bleeding disorder, a burst appendix and infection. Then, to add injury to injury, as I was walking across Melrose...
    by at April 7th, 2010 at 08:04 am
  • Understanding Radon
    Courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas formed from the natural breakdown of uranium. The gas is found naturally in certain soils around the United States. It enters...
    by at January 15th, 2010 at 08:01 am
  • Hidden Benefits to Homemade Preserves
    The media has propelled estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to the forefront of health news. It’s ubiquitous, and it’s likely in your body. The chemical, developed as an estrogen replacement, is commonly...
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 08:12 am
  • When Breast Cancer Isn’t a Lump
    We’re trained to feel for lumps or bumps in our breasts. Breast cancers often start with a single cell that replicates into a lump, but did you know that not all breast cancers form a bump? Inflammatory breast cancer...
    by at October 28th, 2009 at 08:10 am
  • On Cellphones and Carrier Pigeons
    I had an English neighbor who wagged his finger disapprovingly when they first came out with 1G cellphones, circa 1997. “Cancer,” he spat. Even cordless phones with a high enough frequency were off limits. What’s...
    by at September 16th, 2009 at 04:09 pm
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
    When it comes to breast cancer women can’t control certain risk factors like their age, genetics, age of first period, and age of menopause onset. Good news ladies: there are just as many things that you can control to...
    by at September 7th, 2009 at 02:09 pm
  • Should You Skip the Sunscreen?
    Getting sun on a regular basis is part of a healthy routine, like getting all of your fruits and veggies, taking your daily multi-vitamin, and flossing! Your body needs the sunlight to make an essential super nutrient that...
    by at June 3rd, 2009 at 12:06 am
  • Cancer Causing Non-Stick Pans and Dead Canaries.
    The ease of sliding a fried egg (runny yolk right!) out of a small non stick pan early in the morning while you’re still half asleep is a convenience that is not going to be easy to give up, but here’s why you...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 01:05 pm