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Midlife Matters

Midlife Matters: The Uncomfortable Conversations You Should Have With Your Doctor

Listen to Dr. Karen Hardart’s Midlife Matters commentary on WYPR. As women move beyond the child-bearing years, their responsibilities and sources of stress can shift and even increase. But the transition from mommy to midlife shouldn’t be a crisis. Women in their forties and fifties are often called the sandwich[…]

Probiotics: Four Things You Should Know

Probiotics: Four Things You Should Know

There’s a lot of discussion about the importance of probiotics, the “good” bacteria, and the role they can play in aiding digestion and balancing out the bad bugs in your gut. Research is hinting that probiotics may help treat diarrhea, boost you immune system for fighting colds and flu, help[…]

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Female Generations

Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Can Genetic Counseling Help Determine Risk?

With Angelina Jolie in the news recently for preventatively having her ovaries removed—following a preventative double mastectomy just two years ago—many women have questions about genetic counseling and the role it can play in determining your risk for breast and ovarian cancer. If you test positive for one of the[…]

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What’s In Your Genes?

Genetic counseling might sound a little extraordinary, but there are a number of reasons why ordinary people seek it out. A couple planning a pregnancy may have concerns about a family history of disease. Or a woman whose mom and sister both had breast cancer might want to know more[…]