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Jennifer Wider, MD


San Antonio



Vitamin D Necessary for Healthy Bones

October 14, 2011

“Got milk?” Most women in the United States understood the message of the widespread and successful advertising campaign imploring them to increase calcium in their diets. But the message should have posed an additional question, “Got Vitamin D, too?”

New Studies Indicate Age Is Important in Hormone Therapy Use

August 03, 2011

Five years ago this summer the National Institutes of Health’s stopped early a major portion of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a large and ambitious study to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Is the Message Getting Blurred?

August 03, 2011

At 30,000 feet, breast cancer awareness is probably not the first thing on an airline passenger’s mind. But Delta Airlines is trying to change all that. Delta’s “Force for Global Good” is offering $2 glasses of pink lemonade to customers and donating all proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

New Concerns for Sexually Active Women

July 13, 2011

If you’re having sex, pay close attention. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in this country and it seems that people aren’t protecting themselves properly.

Diet May Play Large Role in Preventing Osteoporosis

June 01, 2009

Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more likely to break, affects millions and millions of Americans each year. It affects women much more often than men and is more common in older people.

Women Have Poor Understanding of Cholesterol

September 13, 2007

Only one in five women between the ages of 18 and 44 know their cholesterol level, despite the fact that cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the number one killer of women in the United States.