Category Archives: Women’s Health

Websites for Wellness: Health Information in the Digital Age

Which websites do you turn to for health information? There are thousands of healthcare sites offering advice, but a sizable portion are either trying to sell you something you don’t need or simply do not provide evidence-based recommendations. I’ve researched many websites throughout my career as a physician, and I’d like to share with you my favorite websites for health and wellness information.… Read the rest

There’s a Good Reason You Can’t Lose Weight: Your Hormones Won’t Let You

obesity leptin ghrelinObesity is a major health crisis all over the world now, and it’s clear both to patients and to doctors that losing weight — and keeping it off — is incredibly difficult. Unfortunately there’s growing evidence why this is so: when you diet, your body’s hormones go into a permanent “fasting” state which never really reset after the ideal weight is achieved.… Read the rest