Breast Cancer, Fear & Informed Choice(s)

As we were taking a look back at the first 5 years of this blog, maybe you heard a little something about a certain celebrity who had a “preventive” double mastectomy. How “brave” and “heroic”, folks said of Angelina Jolie’s going public about her decision, which others rushed to validate as “the right medical choice.” […]

Tired of All the Pink Yet?

From last October, Dr. Christina Grant, offers her take on the annual pinkwashing extravaganza: October has been the official Breast Cancer Awareness month for over 25 years. In this time, women have become aware of the necessity for routine mammograms, been warned of the deadly toll breast cancer takes on women’s lives and been encouraged […]

Antibiotics & the Dairy Biz, & Other News of Note

FDA & Dairy Industry Spar over Testing of Milk (NY Times) Each year, federal inspectors find illegal levels of antibiotics in hundreds of older dairy cows bound for the slaughterhouse. Concerned that those antibiotics might also be contaminating the milk Americans drink, the Food and Drug Administration intended to begin tests this month on the […]

Dental Care Lowers Women’s Heart Disease Risk & Other News of Note

Dental Care Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Women (Medical News Today) A new study led by a University of California, Berkeley, researcher could give women a little extra motivation to visit their dentist more regularly. The study suggests that women who get dental care reduce their risk of heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Will More Money Do the Job? (Guest Post)

October has been the official Breast Cancer Awareness month for over 25 years. In this time, women have become aware of the necessity for routine mammograms, been warned of the deadly toll breast cancer takes on women’s lives and been encouraged to join the “race for a cure.” This means giving and raising money to […]

What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You About Breast Tissue Calcifications (Guest Post)

Calcium is an abundant mineral. In the human body, it’s found almost entirely in bones and teeth. Only a tiny amount should be in cellular fluid, blood or muscles. Yet sometimes it will accumulate elsewhere, for any number of reasons. Calcifications in the breasts can be caused by injury, inflammation, radiation therapy or just improper […]

Healing Breast Pain: A Holistic Approach (Guest Post)

Do you ignore physical problems such as pain while plodding through life? Nagging symptoms come with messages to be aware of what’s happening within and around you, but in our fast-paced culture, few take the time to hear them. Breast pain is one of these messages that many women ignore, believing little can be done […]

Biosis 27: Tips to Quit Grinding Your Teeth, Finding Gratitude & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. Check it out now to learn more about: Why you might clench and grind your teeth – and what to do about it Finding stability in unstable times through tradition and gratitude Women’s health and informed consent Read Biosis 27 now.  

More Mercury in the Blood & Other News of Note

Mercury Found in Blood of 1/3 of American Women (Environment News Service) The level of inorganic mercury in the blood of American women has been increasing since 1999 and it is now found in the blood of one in three women, according to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women. […]

Informed Consent and The H Word: An Interview with Rick Schweikert

We take the concept of informed consent very seriously in our practice. Each client has the right and need to know what kind of treatment Dr. Verigin recommends and why, how it may affect them (benefits and risks) and other options at their disposal, including the option of pursuing no treatment at all. Consent alone […]