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Let Your Light Shine, Except at Night

By on July 22nd, 2011 Tags: , ,

We’ve become a 24-hour culture. It used to be that the only place to find a restaurant or hardware store open at 3 a.m. was New York City. Today, even the smallest communities have a 24-hour convenience store or burger joint. Our mobile phones buzz and blink with new emails and texts at all hours. Televisions and computer screens light up our rooms most of …

Think Pink, Clean Green

By on June 22nd, 2011 Tags: , ,

Spring has sprung in my neighborhood, and I see a lot of people doing their spring cleaning routines: washing the outsides of the windows, deep cleaning rugs and carpeting, and decluttering and degriming the garage.

While there’s not a lot of research on cleaning product exposure, we do know that many are made from petroleum byproducts or contain chemicals that are considered hormone disruptors. Hormone …

Have Fun in the Sun, But Protect Your Skin

By on April 22nd, 2011 Tags: , ,

The snow is melted and the sun is out (at least in my part of the world). I’m excited to spend more time outside enjoying the garden and visiting my friends. A sunny day gives me much more energy and puts me in a great mood. Over the last few months of winter, many of my patients have been feeling the blues of scarce winter …

Sleep Well: Turn In, Tune Out, and Unplug

By on March 11th, 2011 Tags: , ,

March 7-13 is National Sleep Awareness week, which is a perfect time for me to offer some suggestions about habits that can help you sleep well.

The National Sleep Foundation reports that women are more likely than men to have problems falling asleep and staying asleep. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night, but polls have found that many women …

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