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

I live in the Pacific NW and while beautiful and full of natural landscapes to bask in, some find the winters difficult with gray and wet skies, especially in these months of shortened daylight hours.  Approximately 5% of folks struggle with the impacts of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and it is more frequent in […]

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One of the most pesky chronic health issues I see in my patients is hair thinning.  The first step in the evaluation of this is to try to determine the cause.  This includes starter testing for hypothyroid, iron deficiency anemia, iron deficiency, looking at the scalp to see if there is a skin condition like […]

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“Life’s Essential 8” are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. Better cardiovascular health helps lower the risk for heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.” These “other major health problems” are no small matter either – such as, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and dementia.  The […]

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An estimated 6,000 US women daily and more than 2 million women yearly reach menopause, and that does not include perimenopausal women. The US population aged 65 and over grew nearly five times faster than the total population over the century from 1920 to 2000 according to the 2020 US Census. This group is now […]

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I often am struck by words and quotes that move me, change me, remind me of a meaningful value, or even provide direction in my life.  In these current times of meaningless and often harmful and negative drivel in our media saturated culture, I’m reminded of simpler times, simple truisms, and people who speak with […]

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The negative effects of a history of childhood abuse are related to mental illness, cardiovascular disease, premature mortality and other chronic illnesses in adulthood and reported in multiple studies across the span of the last twenty plus years.  How childhood mistreatment relates to the menopause transition is less explored.  The recent study tested whether childhood […]

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One of my common uses of PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) is for cases of endometriosis.  Let me tell you a bit about endometriosis and then a bit more about endometriosis and PEA Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus.  The endometriosis implants are usually located in the pelvis: ovaries, anterior and posterior cul-de-sac, posterior […]

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD)  is twice as common in women than in men.  This issue of menopause and menopausal hormone therapy has garnered quite a lot of attention over the last 10-20 years in particular.  Does menopausal hormone therapy(MHT) increase risk of AD or decrease risk or in some and not others based on other factors?  […]

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