Hydrocortisone The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly If you look around the pharmacy, you can find hydrocortisone in the skincare aisle, hemorrhoids aisle, and even in the first aid section. It is available in creams, gels, ointments, suppositories, and more. It is commonly used

Autoimmune Disease


An Overview of Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune diseases occur when our own immune system begins to attack the body. The immune system is a complex system, playing a major role in protecting the body from disease. However, in some cases, the immune system may be tricked into triggering an

Balancing Your Hormones


It's All About Balance... How Proper Hormone Balance Affects Women’s Health Hormones comprise a delicately balanced system in the body. People with a healthy hormone balance tend to enjoy long, healthy, and productive lives, but long-term hormone imbalances may take their toll on myriad aspects



A Quiet Epidemic of Bladder Troubles Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence) and that number is growing rapidly as the Baby Boomers age. Yet, even with those staggering numbers, it is also believed to be the most under-reported, under-diagnosed, and

Bone Health


No Bones About It! Healthy bones are one of the most important factors in maintaining a higher quality of life as we age. Fractures resulting from osteoporosis are more likely among older adults, and often so debilitating that many people never fully recover from them.

Breast Health Awareness


Breast Health Awareness When talking about breast health, most women think of cancer as their primary concern. While breast cancer is a serious health problem, many breast conditions are not necessarily associated with breast cancer. These conditions often do not indicate breast cancer, though it is

Beyond Fatigue


Beyond Fatigue Exploring the Roots of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Other Syndromes Fatigue is one of the primary complaints that doctors hear from their patients, day after day, week after week. Not only is it a symptom of many health conditions, it is also a



The Complexities of Cholesterol What do we really know about cholesterol? The lower the better, doctors have told us since the 1960s, when the “cholesterol hypothesis” became widely accepted as fact, and millions reluctantly gave up bacon and eggs for cereal with skim milk. If we

Cognition and Memory


Cognition and Memory How Hormones Influence Our Minds Deteriorating brain health is usually diagnosed based on problems with cognition or memory. Dr. Elisa Lotter explains that cognition includes memory, and is “a general term that refers to the ability to know, which includes all types

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