Nutrition and Ensure

Nutrition and Ensure

Every few years I feel obliged to check in on Ensure drinks which claim to be all about nutrition. Over a decade ago I crunched the nutrition numbers and found…

When a parent goes to the emergency room

When a parent goes to the emergency room

by Virginia Hopkins The phone rang at 5 a.m. on a Sunday, but I somehow incorporated it into a dream and didn’t wake up. It was my 84-year-old mother on…

How to sleep more deeply

How to sleep more deeply

by Virginia Hopkins Q: I’ve been reading that REM sleep helps with memory and erases stress from that day. As a college student I really need a good memory and…

Hormone Testing and Pregnancy

Hormone Testing and Pregnancy

Q: I was wondering what the steps are for the saliva testing for progesterone and estrogen. I experienced a miscarriage 3 days after taking a home pregnancy test about 4…

Muscle Loss and Testosterone in Older Men

Muscle Loss and Testosterone in Older Men

Q: My Dad is 86 years old and is starting to get pretty rickety. He has trouble getting up out of chairs and his legs are weak. I suggested he…

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Low Thyroid and Depression

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