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

Despite our tendency to think that breast cancer is the number one threat of women, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in U.S. women.   In 2019, women in the U.S. were 74% less likely to recognize cardiovascular disease (CVD) as their top mortality issue than in 2009.  Even primary care physicians and cardiologists […]

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Over the course of a woman’s lifetime, a woman has about a 50% change of developing at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) and 20-30% experience recurring UTIs.  The mainstay of conventional treatment are antibiotics, which do in fact usually work quite well.  However, one problem is that they can also lead to a vulnerability […]

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the most frequent infectious disease throughout the world and are defined as infectious organisms which are transmitted between sex partners.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 19 million cases are reported each year with more than 20 different STIs. [i]   HPV is one of the most […]

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The most common cancer in women second to skin cancer, is breast cancer, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  In 2021, the US experienced an estimated 281,500 new diagnoses of invasive breast cancer and an additional 49,290 cases of in situ breast lesions. Reliable estimates demonstrate that that at least one third of breast cancer […]

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition that affects the metabolic and reproductive physiological functions of a woman’s system.  It is associated with a multitude of symptoms and issues and includes: irregular menstrual cycle, reduced fertility, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, obesity, hyperandrogenism (hirsutism, acne, hair loss) and skin discolorations. Conventional medicine typically offers anti-androgenic […]

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I know it is popular to start the new year with resolutions with the hope of making a change in habits or life or something for the better.  It seems like it has become less useful and meaningful to many, and it caught my attention when a friend of mine sent me something from the […]

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I often think of this John Lennon song, “Imagine”.  It encapsulates for me the dream and the possibility of each human being on this planet finding good health, adequate shelter/food/water, safety in one’s home/country/life, safe havens for all, peaceful resolutions of grievances, and a world where we treat each other and mother earth and all […]

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Overactive bladder, also called OAB causes frequent and sudden desire to urinate and can be difficult to control, leading to urinary leakage, a.k.a. urge incontinence (UI), and nocturia (waking up more than two times in the night to urinate).  It also is associated with frequency of urination day and night.  Frequent urination is usually eight […]

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