As many as 21 million women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Androgenetic alopecia (also known as Female Pattern Hair Loss or FPHL) is the most common type. It runs in families, and usually starts between the ages of 12 and 40. Although scalp hair is not biologically essential, the impacts of hair loss on how women feel about themselves is profound. A 2002 study found that 55% of affected women displayed symptoms of depression. However, the effects of alopecia reach far beyond symptoms of depression and include anxiety, obsessions, dissatisfaction with one’s appearance, and low...
I published a blog a couple of years ago in deference to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, nothing has changed. I feel the message is important enough to repeat. The unfortunate situation is that all things pink, including ribbons, has come to symbolize a complete lack of interest in achieving a better approach to breast cancer. The Susan Komen Foundation has raised millions of dollars since 1982 and the statistics have not improved.October is well known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is no debate about the fact that women should be aware of breast cancer since...
Did you know you can prevent Type III Diabetes - a cognitive disorder which is linked to Alzheimers, dementia and depression?
October is National Diabetes Month and awareness is mostly focused on Type 2 Diabetes. What most people are not aware of is that people with diabetes are susceptible to Alzheimer’s due to a condition called Type III diabetes, which is insulin resistance in the brain. This form of diabetes is considered a frequent precursor to Alzheimer's disease. A recent Mayo Clinic study shows that Type III diabetes occurs when neurons in the brain become unable to respond to insulin, which is essential for basic tasks, including memory and learning. Some researchers believe that this inability of insulin to function is...
In recent news, the CDC and American public health officials are concerned about a “Twindemic” with the upcoming flu season paired with a resurgence of COVID-19.