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Tara Parker-Pope

writes the "Well" column for the New York Times

Tara Parker-Pope appears in the following:

New Study Finds Estrogen Lowers Breast Cancer

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

There has been a series of confusing studies over estrogen. Many menopausal women went off the drug when increased rates of breast cancer were found. However, recent findings are challenging this conventional wisdom as a "major government study has found that years after using estrogen-only therapy, certain women had a markedly reduced risk of breast cancer and heart attack," according to The New York Times. The key, says Tara Parker-Pope, reporter for The New York Times, is that these women were only on estrogen, and not progestin. She explains the findings and what this means for women.

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For Better

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tara Parker-Pope, who writes the "Well" blog for the New York Times, discusses what the top biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists and other scientists can tell us about marriage and divorce.

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Probiotics: Health or Hype?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tara Parker-Pope, health columnist at the New York Times, talks about probiotics in food and whether there are real health benefits or if it's just a lot of hype.

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The Fate of H1N1 May Be In Your Hands

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

As we await the peak season for the H1N1 virus, one simple act may prevent the spread of infection: washing your hands. According to new research in the journal Risk Analysis, one-third of the risk for H1N1 infection comes from hand-to-face contact. We talk with Tara Parker-Pope, who writes the "Well" column for the New York Times, about why the routine act of washing your hands can have such big consequences for public health.

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Please Explain: Vitamin Supplements

Friday, February 27, 2009

It may seem like common knowledge that taking vitamins is good for you, but over the last few years several studies have failed to show that vitamin supplements help prevent chronic disease or prolong life. In fact, things like vitamin C, can actually help cancer cells grow. We’ll be joined ...

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Vitamin Deficiency?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times columnist for the Well column and blog, reviews studies questioning the effectiveness of "mega-doses" of vitamins in promoting health.

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Kids' Food: Beyond Chicken Nuggets

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

It can be hard for parents to get their finicky kids to eat healthy foods. Chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse and New York Times "Well" blogger Tara Parker-Pope share tips on how to end food battles and expand menu options for even the pickiest eaters! ...

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Burned by Sunscreen?

Monday, August 04, 2008

Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times columnist for the Well column and blog, sifts through the conflicting information on suncreen protection.

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Overeating and Other Health Issues

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Day turns into Overeating Day for many of us. Tara Parker-Pope writes about overeating in her latest entry in "Well," her health and wellness blog for the New York Times.

Weigh in: Do you have a strategy to avoid overeating at Thanksgiving? Or is eating til it hurts an ...

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MRSA--How Dangerous is the "Superbug"?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic, and Tara Parker-Pope, reporter for the New York Times, explain how infectious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is and how it's transmitted.

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