It’s healthier to lose weight before you get pregnant

Before she got pregnant in 2014, Lizzy King, 28, of East Lansing gave herself a lifestyle overhaul. She started running and lost 50 pounds. She eschewed processed food and ate her first banana. King became “hyper-aware of the effects of too much weight gain before and...
Study: Hot flashes usually persist for years

Study: Hot flashes usually persist for years

Science now has an answer for midlife women wondering how long their menopausal heat waves can persist. The answer: a long time. The typical duration of frequent hot flashes and night sweats is seven years, and for some women, symptoms persist for a dozen years or...
Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy and Stillbirth Risk

Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy and Stillbirth Risk

Women who sleep on their backs in the later months of pregnancy may have a relatively higher risk of stillbirth if they already have other risk factors, a new study suggests. Experts stressed that the findings do not prove that sleep position itself affects stillbirth...

Sushi Still Off The Menu For Pregnant Women

Despite jubilant tweets and Facebook posts to the contrary, a new study does not reverse decades of advice prohibiting pregnant women from eating sushi, experts said. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said pregnant women may be able to...

Should you be tested for BRCA?

Angelina Jolie made headlines a couple of years ago when she had elective surgery due to testing positive for BRCA.  What is BRCA?  BRCA refers to a gene. When patients are referred to as positive, this generally means they have a mutation of the BRCA gene. Patients...