Category Archives: prevention

Stemming the rise of childbirth complications

When things go wrong in pregnancy, they can quickly spiral out of control. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a steep rise in childbirth complications, which affect about 52,000 women per year. During delivery, incidents … Continue reading

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Do I need to supplement my Vitamin D? I hear it is so important for cancer protection and other health benefits.

For the answer, we turned to Yale endocrinologist Elizabeth Holt, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine.  Dr. Holt writes:  “Vitamin D is needed to help calcium from your food reach the skeleton, where it keeps bones strong. … Continue reading

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Can an annual physical exam spot early signs of cancer or heart disease?

For this, we turned to Matthew Ellman, M.D., Director of Yale Internal Medicine Associates. He writes: “Absolutely.  During a complete preventive clinical examination, your primary care physician can assess any changes in your body you may have noticed or physical exam … Continue reading

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