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Treating the Symptoms of Menopause

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
September is National Menopause Awareness Month, and Alyssa Dweck, MD, will give you some helpful tips on managing the symptoms.

Dr. Shermin Leis does a follow-up interview with a patient

ACA Won't Really Cover Trans Surgery

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
The transgender community championed A.C.A.'s coverage of transgender surgery, but in reality, they pay only a small amount, and may not offer talented physicians.

Dr. Gary Gates

LGBT Folks Lack Health Coverage

HEALTH | By Christiana Lilly | Sep 28
LGBT people are more likely than their straight peers to not have health insurance, according to a new study.

Slow Down, Breathe, Relax -- Let Go

HEALTH | By Jacob Glass | Sep 27
The way back to the peace, love and joy of the spiritual life is not a path in which we learn to win the fight. In fact, it is one in which we rise above the battleground entirely while still going about our normal daily routine.

Are You At Risk for Osteoporosis?

HEALTH | By John Maroussas | Sep 21
Osteoporosis is a very common condition that makes bones weak and more likely to break easily. Whether or not you think you may be at risk, here are some tips to keep your bones dense and strong as the years pass.

The 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

IG Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds

HEALTH | By Mark Pratt | Sep 20
Does anybody smell bacon? Packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize.

How AndroFeme works

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

Lexus of Cherry Hill Walks for the Cure

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 16
Lexus of Cherry Hill is proud to announce their very first 4K Walk for the Cure to benefit the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

Legislators urge Sylvia Mathews Burwell to review the policy

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 14
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

Get vaccinated for HPV

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.