Endometrial Cancer: 101

     Understanding gynecologic cancers is extremely important for women, their families and their communities. When I gave a lecture on gynecologic...
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Magical thinking and denial: learning to think...

Writing about cancer is difficult. Who’s going to read it? Even using the word can be difficult. Our aversion to the topic takes the form of magical...
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Cervical Adenocarcinoma in Situ: What every woman...

Cervical cancer screening has undergone some very important and significant changes recently. If you are of a certain age, you may remember the...
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Peering through the smoke and mirrors – is vaping...

Vaping is not the latest fashion trend or diet fad. Vaping refers to the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs.    The...
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An invitation to independence - my five-point plan...

I have to tell the truth.   I have to let women know that cigarettes are one of the most addictive legal substances on the market. The product is...
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A simple guide to delayed cord clamping

What is delayed cord clamping? What are the benefits and the risks for your baby? How long should the delay be? These are just a few of the questions...
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Make 2014 the year of change

Now that 2014 is in full swing, how are you faring with your New Year’s resolutions? This likely has been a hot topic of many conversations.    What...
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Mom's Senior Marathon: Redux

Well, we made it! Mom, or Jean O'Shaughnessy to most of the world, completed her second Fort4Fitness Senior Challenge marathon this past weekend as...
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: new facts prompt new...

In the past, I never used to ask a woman whether her mother had problems with infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, or excess facial or body hair....
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A fibroid you can be proud of?

Does your menstrual cycle inspire you to investigate stock options in feminine products? Is your lifestyle dominated by your monthly cycle? If you...
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