Women Are Twice as More Likely To Have an Eating Disorder

Women Are Twice as More Likely To Have an Eating Disorder

An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the USA will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. According to the National Association of Eating Disorders: Eating disorders are complex and affect all kinds of people. Risk factors for all eating disorders involve a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural issues. These factors may interact differently in different people, so two people with the same eating disorder can have very diverse perspectives, experiences, and symptoms. Read more about Risk Factors here So, what are some signs a loved one may have an eating disorder? Here

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Love Your Heart! A Doctor’s Tips for Heart-Health

Love Your Heart! A Doctor's Tips for Heart-Health

Heart disease is not just one “disease.” And there are many ways to keep your heart and vascular system healthy by managing your weight, exercising regularly, not smoking and monitoring your blood pressure, says Dr. Elsa- Grace Giardina, Director of the Women’s Health in Cardiology Center at Columbia Univ. Medical Center/Columbia Doctors. Heart disease reamins the #1 killer of women. And many do not even know the signs of a heart attack or other conditions of the cardiovascular system, as in heart (cardio) and arteries & veins (vascular). That’s right! It’s your entire ventricular system keeps your heart beating properly.

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How to How To Have Harmonious Hormones. Dr. Prudence Hall

How to How To Have Harmonious Hormones. Dr. Prudence Hall

I am convinced that many of the ills women faced are because our hormones go out of whack. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Did you know women are more likely to have thyroid disease than men? And most individuals are unaware they have thyroid disease. That’s because the many symptoms of a thyroid imbalance are often attributed to another condition, like menopause. As a result, nearly half the people with thyroid disease are not diagnosed, or misdiagnosed. Source: The American Thyroid Association  www.thyroid.org On January 17th my guest is Dr. Prudence Hall, who specializes in regenerative medicine. Many of Dr. Hall’s patients

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Pulling Back the Curtain on Health Care- Fearless Fabulous YOU!

Is anyone truly happy with the way today’s health care system works? What can we as empowered consumers do to be better informed- and prepared- to manage our health care, especially when a medical issue arises? On December 13th I spoke with Dr. Halee Fischer Wright, author of “Back To Balance: The Art, Science and Business of Medicine,” who pulls back the curtain on the medical business to reveal how doctors work and how we, as their clients-patients, can better communicate with them to ensure we have a more positive experience.     Here are three questions Halee says you

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Diabetes Affects More Women That You Think

Diabetes Affects More Women That You Think

World Diabetes Day is Tuesday November 14. If you are among the one in 10 women living with diabetes. A diagnosis can be costly to your physical, emotional and financial health. Here are few statistics from the  American Diabetes Association 1 in 4 Americans age 65 and older are diabetic. 2 out of every 5 women diagnosed with diabetes are of reproductive age 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older have prediabetes Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. $245 billion is the total annual costs of diagnosed diabetes (medical care and lost wages) I’m dedicating my November 15th edition

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Are You at Risk for Glaucoma? Tip: You Don’t Have To Be Old

Are You at Risk for Glaucoma? Tip: You Don't Have To Be Old

According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is a disease of the eye that affects 4.5 million people globally. It is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. Fifty percent of people in developed countries are unaware they even have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute notes that  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. The groups at highest risk are:  African Americans over age 40 Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans People

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What No Woman Wants To Discuss, But I Did on Fearless Fabulous YOU!

What No Woman Wants To Discuss, But I Did on Fearless Fabulous YOU!

“I Laughed So Hard I Almost Peed in My Pants.” If you have ever said that, you’re not alone.  According to the Urology Care Foundation, “A quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. suffer from urinary incontinence. About 33 million have overactive bladder (also known as OAB) representing symptoms of urgency, frequency and with or without urge incontinence.”  This article in SwanStudy.org (April 21, 2015)  reports: “Dr. Elaine Waetjen, gynecologist with the UC Davis Medical Center, has been studying urinary incontinence for more than 16 years and considers it an important but under-acknowledged issue in women’s health.

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What’s In Your Glass?

Here’s an essential item we should all stock in our bathrooms and beach bags: a shot glass. That’s the amount of sunscreen you need to cover your body, according to skin cancer specialist, Dr. Larisa Geskin (Columbia Univ. Medical Center/Columbia Doctors), a recent guest on Fearless Fabulous You! The only thing I am more mindful about than what I put in my body these days is what I put on it. Sunscreen is the single most important product you need for protection against skin cancer and premature aging. A little skintelligence: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. About 90%

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Managing Arthritis and Menopause- Fearless Fabulous You! May 22

Managing Arthritis and Menopause- Fearless Fabulous You! May 22

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and it hits home for me. My Mother experiences painful arthritis, and I see how the condition impacts a person’s mobility.  50 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. That’s about one in 4 adults. 26% are women. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, and it’s the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S.A. (source: The Arthritis Foundation). Dr. Anca Askanase, a rheumatologist with Columbia University Medical Center (Columbia Doctors), joins me May 22 to discuss causes, risk reduction and management of different causes of arthritis. Live 4pm EST W4WN.com and podcast to iHeart.com and free

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Tacking Migraines Head On- May 1 Fearless Fabulous You!

Tacking Migraines Head On- May 1 Fearless Fabulous You!

I’m tackling migraines head on (excuse the play on words). Friends and family members have experienced debilitating migraines, and I see how difficult and painful it is for them. Here’s what I learned prepping for this show: More women get migraines (three quarters of all migraine sufferers are women). Men tend to have more cluster headaches. There are different manifestations of migraines (e.g., Migraine with Vertigo, Miniere’s Disease) and different phases of a migraine (prodome, attack, postdome). Migraine triggers can vary by individual. Some OTC and prescription medications can trigger migraines (MOH- migraine overuse headaches). Dietary adjustments, exercise and stress

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No! Pelvic Pain Is Not “Part of Being a Woman”

No! Pelvic Pain Is Not "Part of Being a Woman"

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition of the uterus that affects one in 10 women. However, many women may not recognize the symptoms or seek help. A recent survey by HealthyWomen, a leading independent health resource, reports that less than a one-third of women correctly recognized the painful symptoms of endometriosis which includes pelvic pain and pain with intercourse, among other symptoms. Nearly half the women who responded to the survey who identified themselves as being diagnosed with endometriosis said they were told by their healthcare professionals that their pain was simply “part of being a woman.”

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How to Become Fibroid Free

How to Become Fibroid Free

Many years ago I dated a fabulous man training to be a doctor. He came home one night and said a patient told him, ” I have fibroids in my eucharist!” We both had a laugh about the malapropism. But the reality is, fibroids are no laughing matter. They are painful and can impact a woman’s quality of life. And many women have them.  The National Women’s Health Network website says, “according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, about 30 percent of all women will get them by age 35, and about 20-80 percent

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