Vitamin D and Skin Cancer

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Vitamin D Holds Skin Cancer Drug Potential

Scientists in recent years have shown that vitamin D3 (one form of vitamin D) may have the ability to stop a broken network of proteins linked to the development of the most common type of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma.

Hormone Replacement Therapy: British Menopause Society And Women’s Health Concern Release Updated Guidelines

The British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern released updated guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to provide clarity around the role of HRT. The new guidelines appear in the society’s flagship title, Menopause International, published by SAGE.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Can Help Manage Urinary Incontinence In Older Women

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that a program of pelvic floor muscle exercises, combined with pelvic health education, can be an effective way to manage urinary incontinence (or loss of bladder control)  in elderly women.

Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer’s brain plaques, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania. Brain plaques are tied closely to memory problems and other cognitive impairments caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Stopping plaque buildup may halt the disastrous mental decline caused by the disorder.

Inexpensive Food A Key Factor In Rising Obesity

A key factor fueling the U.S. obesity epidemic:  Americans are now spending a smaller share of their income on food (buying the cheapest food available). The study says that two in three Americans are overweight or obese, with rates climbing steadily over the past several decades.

When Erectile Dysfunction Isn’t The Whole Story

For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), 65 percent are unable to have an orgasm and 58 percent have problems with ejaculation, according to new research led by physician-scientists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • well, three of these apply directly to me! thanks for the insights…

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Great…..always good to read the latest info!

  • I was especially interested to read the English study on HRT. Pleased with the results overall.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      I thought so,too, Shelley!

  • So right about cheap food. Great compilation today, Ellen!

  • I’m hearing more and more about the myriad ways Vitamin D is an AWEsome supplement. Thank you for adding to the list. All these other articles are a fabulous. (I need to get back to practicing kegels regularly, for sure!)

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Yes, seems that Vit D is beneficial. I suggest getting your levels tested before you go on it. I shall keep reading the latest on D and sending it out to the sisterhood! I probably should be kegelling (is that a word??), too!!!

  • Ellen Dolgen

    Thanks Carol….This study helped me to be mindful of keeping healthy snacks in my purse so that I am not starving and grabbing fast food.

  • It’s interesting that THEY (whoever they are) did not link the cheap food to obesity until now.

  • Ellen Dolgen

    Agreed, Melissa! We could have all told them that a long time ago!!

  • Great to know about the pelvic floor exercises – which I never do – because I am already having issues with this. With MS this is frequent, so thanks again, Ellen!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Sign up for my June Giveaway – it is going to be:NEW Intensity, Intimate Health and Stimulation Device, used in the privacy of your home, is designed to exercise the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) for improved sexual health and responsiveness, while calming and relaxing those muscles to reduce pain.

  • Your info never fails to impress me.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks sweet, Janie!

  • So much good information here, and need to ask my doctor about adding some Vitamin D.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Def……..Have your doc check your D3 levels.

  • Great round-up of resources, Ellen! I was very interested in the Alzheimer’s research! Thanks so much for being a gret resource for us all!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Me too, Jackie. I always like to keep up on the latest info in regards to Alzheimer’s.