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

Difficulty sleeping/insomnia is one of the most common issues women face and is one of the most common complaints of women going through the menopause transition and the most common sleep disorder in the general population. Insomnia is defined as a sleep complaint that occurs at least three times per week for at least 3 […]

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a very common condition in the U.S.  It’s been reported that 25-40% of Americans experience symptomatic GERD at some point and approximately 7-10% experience symptoms of GERD on a daily basis. I can confirm this in my clinical practice. Many individuals control their symptoms with over the counter (OTC) […]

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It’s mid march, and I know all of us are acutely aware that it’s been one full year since our lives have been drastically altered by COVID-19. During this last year, we have had many challenges- and for sure some of us have had some major life altering ones, but hopefully there have still been […]

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in the uterus.  Most do not cause any symptoms and don’t require any investigation or treatment.  But, for some women, maybe about a third, women with uterine fibroids, also called uterine myomas may need a therapy—either to control abnormal uterine bleeding, reduce the size due to pressure […]

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Resilience

There has been much talk about resilience these last few years, but it’s need has been even more apparent this last year since March 2020.  Resilience can be defined briefly as capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture or tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. I am mindful […]

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Phytoestrogen compounds have been a subject of considerable research over the last several decades, especially those from soybeans, called isoflavones.   Studies on soy isoflavones and hot flashes/night sweats vary in dosages, but the average is 54 mg/day.  An  analysis of 36 publications: soy isoflavones, at an average of 54 mg per day for 6 weeks […]

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Current  exercise mantras for optimum health benefits and for some time now has been 150-300 minutes/week of moderate physical activity OR 75-150 minutes of vigorous activity per week.  This current study asked the question, is vigorous physical activity (versus moderate activity) associated with lower risk for death? Researchers analyzed data from more than 400,000 residents […]

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The fruit and flowers of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) have been traditionally used to treat and help to prevent common colds and the flu. Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America.  Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry native to a large area of North America east of the Rocky […]

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