What Could Your Frequent Hot Flashes Indicate?

A recent small study of menopausal women with frequent hot flashes may show a relationship between these flashes and an increased chance of developing heart disease. Frequent hot flashes meant that the women experienced these flashes 5-6 times per day. In the study, changes were seen in the vessels of the cardiovascular system.  This again points…

What Exactly Occurs During Your Menstrual Cycle?

Today I want to speak to you about the menstrual cycle. Every day, women come to my office with problems with their period, so it is very important to have a good understanding of the menstrual cycle. My vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/drpolcino Web: dr-polcino.com Facebook: facebook.com/DrPolcino Twitter: twitter.com/DrPolcino

These Missed Signs Could Be Why Women Are More Likely to Die of Heart Disease

The risk of suffering from a heart attack increases for women after going through menopause.  It seems that estrogen is heart protective, and after the menses stops, estrogen production greatly decreases.  Therefore, heart problems become more of a concern. It is important to remember that more women die of heart disease each year than men.  This…

What Are the Risks of Delaying Childbirth?

…..Over the past 50 years, more women are delaying childbirth for many reasons.  Now obstetrical teams are seeing an increase in first births for women aged 40 to 44.  Pregnancies can progress beautifully with these women but increased risks have been associated with later motherhood.  Some of these risks include: Abnormal fetal chromosomes Diabetes during…

A Tool to Measure Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

…..Many women who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer are not aware of their risk.  If you are at an increased risk, a pharmacologic preventive therapy (chemoprevention) is a consideration you should discuss with your health care provider.  It has been reported that the agents used can reduce the risk by 50%….

Are You at a High Risk for Lung Cancer?

…..Last week, I spent the day attending a conference at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.  It was called Lung Cancer Screening: A Paradigm Shift in Primary Care.  The main focus was on the changing thoughts and new protocols for screening for lung cancer in high risk patients.  Of…