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

Autoimmune Disease


Autoimmune Disease  When Our Immune System Goes Haywire While many people are familiar with the term autoimmune disease, many don't have a clear understanding of what that means. Perhaps much of the mystery and confusion behind diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroiditis lies in

Balancing Your Hormones


It's All About Balance... How important is a healthy hormone balance? Can the hormones that keep us healthy and happy be the same hormones that cause emotional and physical distress? Our hormones are the most delicately balanced system of our bodies. Women with



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,

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

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

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



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.

Cognition and Memory


Cognition and Memory How Hormones Influence Our Minds Thanks to advances in modern medicine, we are living longer than our predecessors. We’re also finding that living longer does not necessarily bring happiness because “quality of life” depends on being healthy—both in mind and