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

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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Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. While general anxiety disorder is the most common form of anxiety, there are numerous others including, panic disorder, phobic related disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  In a 2020 survey, 62% of respondents reported some degree of anxiety.  An estimated 31% of all […]

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As you might likely imagine, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world.  It contains a variety of compounds including caffeine, diterpenes and chlorogenic acid, all of which fully develop with the bean roasting process.  There is a growing list of benefits for daily and up to moderate consumption including risk reduction […]

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Intimate Partner Violence Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse, or stalking by an intimate partner.  One in four US women and one in ten men have experienced IPV in their lifetimes.  Throughout the world, IPV is the single leading cause of homicide death in women.  In the U.S. […]

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