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Dr. Tori Hudson, Portland, Oregon, Blog Healthline Blog

I think many of us if not most, take the time to consider what we are thankful for this time of year in particular; although I hope we do it a lot more often than that!  In my less serious and contemplative moments, here are my thoughts:   I’m thankful for the mid-term elections being […]

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If you have a family history of a parent or sibling  with dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), you have a higher risk of AD.  Research has determined that eating more blueberries may lower the probability of developing AD. (Krikorian R, et al.  Regular blueberry consumption may reduce risk of dementia, study finds. Nutrients April 2022) […]

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As of this date, no interventions to prevent cognitive decline in asymptomatic older adults have been approve by the FDA.  The statistics on dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease are sobering: 1 IN 3 SENIORS DIES WITH ALZHEIMER’S OR ANOTHER DEMENTIA. IT KILLS MORE THAN BREAST CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER COMBINED Between 2000 and 2018, deaths from […]

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The coming of Autumn always feels like a poignant time to me…. So many things are changing… The nights get a little cooler, the days becoming noticeably shorter, the blackberries on my property fading in numbers of sweet and luscious berries, the harvesting of winter squash, garlic, tree fruits and more.  I’ve always been a […]

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Nootropics is a term used to describe those agents that improve cognition, memory, creativity or motivation.   Nootropic substances can be as common as everyday caffeine and nicotine, or stimulants such as amphetamine and methylphenidate or many prescription items including levodopa.  Nootropic agents can also include plants, vitamins or other dietary supplements.  Bacopa monnieri is one […]

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I posted a brief blog in May calling attention to intimate partner violence, but here we are again with some added information.  Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse, or stalking by an intimate partner.  I have shared some information below, expanding on this definition. One in four US […]

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Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a well-recognized clinical condition characterized by lack of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, and/or pelvic pain/penetration, or a combination of these symptoms. Low desire is called hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), low arousal is called female arousal disorder (FAD), female orgasmic disorder (FOD)  is delayed, infrequent or absent orgasms, or significantly […]

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) issues include 2 out of the following 3: 1) oligo-ovulation/anovulation (usually experienced as menstrual bleeding irregularities 2)  Hyperandrogenism (includes acne, excess body hair, hair thinning on scalp, elevated serum androgens 3) polycystic ovaries on a pelvic ultrasound. The etiology and pathogenesis of PCOS are complicated but we do know the dominant […]

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