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On June 8, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, a vaccine created by the pharmaceutical giant, Merck, to protect girls and young women from specific human papillomavirus ...

WHITE PAPER: Gardasil, the Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Carefree Cure or Cause for Caution? By Larry Scherwitz, PhD

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Several years ago, psychologist Elissa Epel posed an interesting question to her much-honored colleague, biologist Elizabeth Blackburn: “Why do people under stress tend to look haggard?” Replied ...

Stress and Longevity

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If you’ve had an especially stressful life event lately, you may be at increased risk for breast cancer. When a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University compared 225 women younger than 45 ...

Stress Raises Breast Cancer Risk

Dr. Scherwitz explains if women are capable of decreasing their anxiety and depression.

Can Women Decrease Anxiety And Depression? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

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Research highlights the health benefits of dining with others Do you ever eat alone while working at your computer? Have you had the experience of heating up a favorite frozen meal in the ...

Social Support: It Soothes the Soul, Manages Weight

Dr. Scherwitz explains if a woman's lifestyle changes affect her risk for heart disease.

Heart Disease, Is This Affected By Lifestyle? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz recalls if there is a genetic test for heart disease.

Heart Disease, Are There Genetic Tests? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains the tests women should get if they have multiple risk factors for heart disease.

Multiple Heart Disease Risk Factors, What Tests Should This Woman Get? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz describes if supplements are capable of preventing heart disease.

Supplements, Can They Prevent Heart Disease? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz recalls how beneficial heart-healthy exercises are for women.

Heart-Healthy Exercises, How Beneficial Are They? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains if exercise can benefit a woman's heart.

Exercise, Is It Beneficial For A Woman's Heart? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains how social support can benefit a woman with heart disease.

How Can Social Support Help Women With Heart Disease? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains how women can decrease their feelings of anxiety and depression.

Anxiety And Depression, How Can Women Reduce These? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Listen, as Dr. Scherwitz describes the role of apolipoprotein E.

What Is Apolipoprotein E? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz describes how a woman can lower the stress in her life.

Lower Stress, How Can A Woman Accomplish This? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains how stress can affect a woman's heart.

Stress, How Does It Affect A Woman's Heart? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz shares if there is a relationship between heart disease and negative emotions.

Heart Disease And Negative Emotions, Is There A Connection? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains the heart disease risk factors that are commonly overlooked by women.

Heart Disease Risk Factors, Which Do Women Overlook? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Listen, as Dr. Scherwitz recalls the risk factors for heart disease.

What Are Heart Disease Risk Factors? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz informs women on how they can prevent heart disease.

Heart Disease, How Can Women Prevent This? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz describes if a woman's genes can be altered through lifestyle changes.

Lifestyle Changes, Can They Alter A Woman's Genes? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz shares how genetics relate to a woman's risk for heart disease.

Heart Disease Risk, How Do Genetics Relate? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains if just one, high-fat meal can kill a woman with heart disease.

One High-Fat Meal, Can It Kill A Woman With Heart Disease? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Listen, as Dr. Scherwitz recalls the good fats that benefit a woman's heart.

What Good Fats Benefit The Heart? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz describes why high-fat foods are a problem for women.

High-Fat Foods, Why Are They A Problem For Women? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz recalls the high-fat meals that can increase a woman's risk for heart disease.

Heart Disease Risk, Which High-Fat Meals Will Increase This? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz explains how a woman can prevent a heart attack if she already has coronary artery disease.

Having Coronary Artery Disease, How Can A Woman Prevent A Heart Attack? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz describes how a woman can discover the cause of her heart disease.

Heart Disease, How Can A Woman Find The Cause? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz recalls the most important lifestyle changes when a woman is trying to lower her risk for heart disease.

When Decreasing Heart Disease Risk, What Lifestyle Changes Are Most Important? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz shares what one means when referring to lifestyle changes.

What Are Lifestyle Changes? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz tells women what heart tests they should ask for if they follow healthy lifestyles and do not have a family history of heart disease.

Heart Tests, What Should Women Ask For If They Have No Heart Disease History? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

Dr. Scherwitz introduces himself and shares how a woman can lower her chance of getting heart disease.

Heart Disease, How Can A Woman Decrease Her Risk? - Dr. Scherwitz (VIDEO)

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Exhilaration, well-being, accomplishment: these aren’t words we often associate with exercise. But if you exercise regularly, and you take the time to tune in to your emotions while you’re in ...

Get High with Movement and Motion

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Exhilaration, well-being, accomplishment: these aren’t words we often associate with exercise. But if you exercise regularly, and you take the time to tune in to your emotions while you’re in ...

Get High with Movement and Motion

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Did you know that depression is a member of a family? Most of us don’t, but it is! Its mother is called “negative thinking,” its father is called “harsh judgment,” and its siblings are anxiety, ...

Depression and Stress: They're a Family Affair

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More and more studies are revealing that if you’re an adolescent girl, you’re at greater risk for being depressed than if you are an adolescent boy. A sampling: • Pre-adolescent boys and ...

Depression Rx: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle!

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The heart-health connection is clear: The more you self-reference, meaning, you use the pronouns, “I,” “me,” “my,” and “mine” during conversations more often than “other-oriented” pronouns, such ...

To Help Your Heart: Go From “Me” to “We”

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Have you ever tried to talk with an excessively self-involved person? If so, then you know that the conversation typically turns toward her or him-—with little or no interest in you or ...

Self-Involvement: A New Risk Factor Heart Disease?

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It’s a fact: Consume a lot of fiber (also call roughage or bran) each day, and you’ll lower the odds of heart disease. But while the suggestion seems simple, filling up on foods high in fiber is a ...

To Reverse Heart Disease…Fill Up With Fiber

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There’s no denying the strong relationship between blood cholesterol levels and the extent of cardiovascular disease(s), including atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart attack ...

To Reverse Heart Disease…Control Cholesterol

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If you think animal foods, such as fish and meat, when you consider foods high in protein you’d be right. But these foods don’t necessarily contain protein that lead to a healthy heart. ...

To Prevent Heart Disease--Consider Hi-Pro Possibilities

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Heart healthy advice used to be so simple: Make smart food choices and exercise. “But,” says Time Magazine, “these easy guidelines have given way to a bewildering—and at times ...

Heart-Smart Strategies

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Holly’s heart disease reversal story When she was in her 50s, Holly’s doctor told her she was a “high risk” candidate for a heart attack. Her cardiologist said this because a scan of her heart ...

Reversing Heart Disease—Every Woman Counts!

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Has your doctor ever told you to lose weight, but when you leave the office, you’re not sure where to turn? Or perhaps you’ve been told that your heart disease has progressed, or that you’re “in ...

Wellness Coaching - Achieving Health and Healing

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"My physical life is upside-down," our friend, Alison*, said when she called to explore coaching with us. "I want to change my habits and get back to the health-filled, dynamic life I used to ...

Larry Scherwitz: Coaching - Reaping the Rewards

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Since its seeds were planted 4000 years ago in ancient Babylon, the New Year has been a time both of celebration and introspection, when thoughts turn to wishes for good things in the coming year. ...

Larry Scherwitz: Coaching -- From Resolution to Reality