Rx for Change
Many patients benefit from taking multiple drugs, and taking several medications may be necessary for people with more than one chronic disease. However, the growing use of multiple medications puts millions of people over the age of 65 at risk for medication overload, which refers to theharm caused by too many medications.
Skin lightening — also called skin whitening or skin bleaching — is the practice of using cosmetics to either reduce the appearance of age spots and/or discoloration or to change one’s natural complexion. Skin lightening cosmetics include bleaching creams, soaps, and pills that contain compounds designed to inhibit melanin production and thereby lighten skin.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is finally something women can talk about—and do something about. A new comprehensive study and a national meeting of UI researchers and other experts demonstrate widespread agreement that Kegel exercises and bladder training can improve UI symptoms for many women.[i] It’s time to make UI a topic for women’s health activism!
Our experiences and research tell us that the urgent message is that life-saving transgender health care needs to be available to more transgender people.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is another name for “chronic oligoanovulation”—irregular or absent ovulation resulting in irregular or absent menstruation. PCOS may be associated with ovaries that have multiple cysts; hyperandrogenism (increased DHEA and/or testosterone); excessive facial or body hair (hirsuitism); acne; and weight gain.
What happened? What’s happening? What can we do about it?