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8:26 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Nightly glass of wine may protect boomer women's bones

Cheers! Moderate drinking might slow age-related bone loss in women.
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Originally published on Fri July 13, 2012 7:00 am

It's well-known that exercise is good for our bones, even as we age, but how about that nightly glass of wine?

A new study of women in their 50s and early 60s finds that moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss. The women in the study consumed about 1 1/2 drinks per day.

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12:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

What your gynecologist doesn't know about your sex life, but should

Having trouble in bed? Don't expect your gynecologist to ask.
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Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 11:48 am

If your OB-GYN doesn't ask you about your sex life, who will?

That's the question that comes to mind on reading about a new survey of the women's health specialists and what they don't talk about with their patients.

Most gynecologists did ask a patient if she was sexually active. A measly 14 percent asked about sexual activity and pleasure. Only 28 percent asked about a patient's sexual orientation. Yet one-quarter of the doctors say they had expressed disapproval of their patients' sexual practices.

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