Benefits of Cancer Screening

My patients commonly ask, “How can I prevent cancer?” As a gynecologic oncologist, or specialist in women’s cancers, identifying and preventing hereditary cancers is a priority.  I would like to take this opportunity to focus on hereditary gynecologic cancers, those passed on from relatives.  We now know that hereditary ovarian cancers, for example, are caused View Article →

A Prescription for Exercise

The belief that “exercise is medicine” is nothing new. It is thousands of years old, even within the Western medical tradition. Hippocrates (circa 400 BC) is quoted with “walking is man’s best medicine.” Centuries later (in 1769) the Scottish physician William Buchan wrote “exercise alone would prevent many of those diseases which cannot be cured, View Article →

Take a Closer Look at Illness Protection

Sometimes, in an effort to reduce their health care costs, companies eliminate voluntary employee benefits such as vision, dental, disability, and critical illness coverage.  But, when it comes to critical illness coverage, they may want to reconsider. Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. Cancer is the second most common cause of View Article →

Identity Theft is Big Business

Introduction Let me get straight to the point: To the black market, you are nothing more than a “mark”—an opportunity to get rich. Criminals don’t care whether you can afford what they steal from you or if, as a result of their activities, you go bankrupt—they simply don’t care. What your information is worth The View Article →