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Managing menopause Passport to Wellness

Given its informal title “the change of life,” it’s no surprise that menopause, just like any other change, can cause anxiety. However, menopause – the time in a women’s life when menstruation stops – doesn’t have to be a time that women anticipate with dismay. Menopause, which happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, can occur …

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The current state of psychobiotics

Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain—in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our circadian rhythms—the next challenge for scientists is to control this communication. The science of psychobiotics, reviewed October 25 in Trends in Neurosciences, explores emerging strategies for planting brain-altering bacteria in the gut to provide mental benefits and the …

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Ilana Yurkiewicz – Medical disrespect

He comes to the operating room late, greets no one, and berates the nurse for not setting up the stepstools the way he likes. He tells the resident she doesn’t know the anatomy and sighs when she adjusts her grip on a surgical tool. He slaps the hand of the medical student when she reaches for the retractor to pull …