Know Your Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

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In this week’s installment on Fox 17, we delve into the risk factors associated with breast cancer and proactive prevention strategies with Dr. Diana Bitner. While certain risk factors are beyond our control, one indisputable factor is gender, as breast cancer affects 1 in 9 women over a lifetime. This risk increases as one grows […]

Breast Density & Mammograms 101

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to inform women about breast density. On June 1, 2015, Michigan passed a law requiring doctors to inform patients about their breast density on mammograms. Information about breast density is vital; highly dense breasts can make cancer detection difficult and increase your risk of cancer. This […]

Health is Wealth: Healthy Habits Add Up!

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Health is wealth; your health deserves the same planning and priority as your financial future. For women, menopause is a health milestone to plan for, just like retirement. Menopause happens to all women, and the healthier you are when it occurs, the better you will be able to cope with all the changes. Your health […]

Don’t Suffer From Menopause Symptoms In Silence!

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October is Menopause Awareness Month! In the United States alone, 6,000 women enter menopause every day. Despite these numbers, menopause is often the butt of jokes or dismissed within society and remains largely ignored by healthcare professionals. According to a 2021 Forbes article, 20% of women experience symptoms for a year before seeking professional help, […]

Use Aerobic Exercise To Burn Fat

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In Dr. Peter Attia’s latest book, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity, he discusses how the right types of exercise can improve health and longevity. He breaks down exercise routines into different “Zones” of activity. Zone 2 is the foundation of aerobic fitness and is the Zone you should strive to train within to […]

Stretching Before Bed Improves Health

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Cortisol is the stress hormone released from your adrenal glands to help you stay safe in danger. It activates our system to prepare for flight or fight, releases sugar from our liver, raises our blood pressure, narrows our blood vessels, and puts us on high alert. High cortisol at inappropriate times, such as right before […]

Gratitude Can Reduce Stress

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When we experience stress, our bodies enter “flight or fight” survival mode. While this response is helpful during extreme situations, it typically is detrimental during more minor daily stressors. Survival mode makes it difficult to focus, think logically, act calmly, learn, or retrieve/retain memories. This week on Fox 17, Dr. Bitner discusses practicing gratitude to […]

Good Sleep Promotes Healthy Aging

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Sleep is a critical part of healthy aging and daily success. Research shows that women in midlife and beyond experiencing restless nights and night sweats are at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Women who get enough sleep feel better, experience healthy aging, and find it easier to maintain a healthy weight and […]

Protein for Healthy Aging

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Protein is our friend in weight loss and healthy aging. In Peter Attia’s recently released book, Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity, he discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and having a muscle mass of over 24%. The body needs protein to build muscle mass. This week on Fox 17, Dr. Bitner […]

Postpartum Depression is Real

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Postpartum Depression is real. 80% of women will develop postpartum blues, and 10% will develop more severe symptoms known as Postpartum Depression. It affects moms’ ability to care for themselves, their family, and their new baby. It can be particularly disruptive to the mother-child bond/relationship. This week on Fox 17, Dr. Bitner discusses postpartum depression […]