Archive for August, 2011

Straight Talk About Aphrodisiacs

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

People have been searching for libido enhancers ever since ancient times, but most methods have turned out to be bogus. There’s no evidence that the ancient Chinese practice of swallowing ground rhinoceros horns improved sexual prowess. More recently, the hype about bottled pheromones — the odorless secret to many animals’ attraction — proved unfounded.

Even so, Marie Savard, M.D., Medical Contributor to “Good Morning America” and the author most recently of “Ask Dr. Marie,” says that some purported aphrodisiacs do indeed heighten desire. Yet she maintains there is only one surefire way to boost the flagging sex drive that so often plagues women during and after menopause. We’re saving that tip for last – but if you can’t resist skipping ahead to find out what it is, we forgive you!

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Doctor Visit by Sondra Forsyth

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Marie Savard, M.D., Medical Contributor to Good Morning, America and the author most recently of Ask Dr. Marie, says that when she was in a group practice she had a “panel” of literally thousands of patients. That’s typical of most doctors – probably yours. No wonder office visits are limited to a mere fifteen minutes unless you’re scheduled for your annual full physical exam. Even then, you’ll only have thirty minutes or less of face time with your physician. Add to that the infamous “white coat syndrome” that can leave you tongue-tied, and you can see why Dr. Marie urges you to be fully prepared before your appointment. Here’s her advice: