Erika Schwartz, M.D

Aug 21, 2014
How much you weigh may depend on the day of the week you step on the scale. That’s the upshot of new research out of Cornell University that finds most people lose weight on weekdays, but pack on the pounds over the weekend.

Aug 14, 2014
Checking your thyroid function through blood tests is not particularly helpful because the medical profession teaches us to wait until you are pretty much laid out before we treat you for low thyroid.

Aug 7, 2014
If your cholesterol is anywhere near 200 ng/dL in a fasting blood test, your doctor will most likely prescribe a statin drug like Crestor or Lipitor. Unfortunately, this decision is very shortsighted.

Jul 31, 2014
Although over the past 30 years we have been indoctrinated into believing that high cholesterol levels raise the risk of having a heart attack, things are not as simple as that. First of all, it is important for all of us to know that cholesterol is a very important substance.

Jul 24, 2014
Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests. The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peers.

Jul 17, 2014
There are two newly identified types of heart disease specific to women that clearly cause problems we never knew existed before and need more research.

Jul 10, 2014
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they've gotten closer to being able to use stem cells to treat thinning hair.

Jul 3, 2014
Q: What is the best way to prevent osteoporosis? I watched my mother suffer horribly from it and I’d like to do everything I can to keep my bones healthy.
, Michele J., Lancaster, Calif.

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