| Apr 17, 2009
Q: What is the "polypill" and who should take it?
A: The "polypill" is a combination of 5 different drugs put together in one pill. The hope is that this "one size fits all" pill will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, especially the risk of...
| Mar 10, 2009
Claire Rein-Weston loves to play squash.
"That's my number one thing I do to stay fit," she says, fresh of the court.
But she's getting really busy studying for nursing school and volunteering at Harborview Medical Center's Burn Unit. She admits, it's...
| Sep 4, 2009
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Women's Health Issues
The North Northwestern Specialists for Women
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Top Women's Health Myths Debunked
Dr. Seema Venkatachalam, OBGYN with the Northwestern Specialists for Women and...
| Jun 10, 2009
Q: I hope to get pregnant this year. I eat plenty of fruit and vegetables as part of what I think is a well balanced diet. Do I need to take any vitamins?
A: Yes! You want to take between 400 to 800 micrograms of supplemental folic acid every day,...
| Aug 6, 2009
Cow's milk may be the ideal beverage for baby cows, but it just doesn't sit well with some Americans. Dairy allergies, lactose intolerance and an interest in healthier beverages have all sparked a proliferation of alternative milk products.
| Mar 25, 2010
In addition to maintaining a proper balance of healthy foods, women need some very specific nutrients during the various stages of their lives. The American Dietetic Association offers the following guidelines:
- Infancy through childhood
| Apr 16, 2010
You may have spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on multi- vitamins through the years. But according to experts, it may be a big waste.
Shawn Holliday has been in the fitness industry for 20 years. "I don't see any other job that would fit me...
| Jan 30, 2007
Want to be a parent? If you and your spouse are contemplating starting a family, you could not have picked a better time. Healthcare has continued to improve over the last few decades, women are healthier than ever, and prenatal care is excellent. Read...
| Apr 13, 2010
That so-called "biological clock" ticks for men and women alike, causing the incidence of birth defects and other disorders in offspring to increase with either parent's age. While the risk starts rising in women who become pregnant past age 35, it begins...