The end of winter is in sight, and we certainly
hope you've been enjoying the season. If you are here on the
east coast, we also hope you are the proud owner of a snow
blower. If not, you certainly got your exercise this year.
(or someone did!) It's been fun here in New York City with
the snow storms. It is one of the few times the city is quiet
and pretty at the same time, an event most of us enjoy with
a good humor.
IS AN MRI BETTER THAN A MAMOGRAM?
Doctors are beginning to recommend an MRI either instead of
or in additiona to a mammogram. At $1600-$1800 out of pocket,
does it really give you better information about your breast
health? Dr. Susan Love states her opinion at http://www.susanlovemd.com
HOLD THE SCAPLE
Tara Parker-Pope of the Wall St. Journal (Tuesday February
25, 2003, Personal Journal) reported some very important news
concerning hysterectomies. While a hysterectomy is almost
always a necessary operation for women with certain cancers
and pre-cancer conditions, the most common reason for the
procedure is to treat heavy bleeding, usually caused by fibroids.
(non-cancerous uterine growths) Based on a study by the Journal
of Obstetrics & Gynecology, as many as 70% of the 500
women they followed received hysterectomies that may have
been avoided. Alternative options include surgical removal
of the fibroids, using heat to destroy the uterine lining,
a method that cuts off the fibroid blood supply, focused ultra
sound, and the drug RU-486. Ladies, know your options and
get second and third opinions. Although this is a paid service
at the Wall St. Journal, it may be worth it if you are suffering.
www.wsj.com Perhaps if you
email Ms. Parker-Pope at email@example.com,
IF YOU ARE SINGLE AND THAT LITTLE BLACK DRESS IS GATHERING
It may be time to consider dusting it off. According to Psychology
Today, between 1970 and 1996, the number of women living alone
doubled to 14.6 million, and the number nearly tripled for
men, jumping from 3.5 million to 10.3 million. The good news
is that there is so many of us, the bad news is apparently
none of us go out! The article quotes a study that says 50%
of 18 year olds go out at least once a week compared to 25%
of 32 year olds. I hate to hear what they'd have to say about
40+ year olds. Be that as it may, the article has some good
advice. So give it a read, dust yourself off and get ready
for mating season. http://www.psychologytoday.com/htdocs/prod/PTOArticle/PTO-20030121-000001.asp
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That's it for this month! As always,
check out our website for lots more information at www.oonahealth.com.
In Good Health,
The Oöna Team
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