About the Author

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy is Executive Editor of the Weill Cornell Medical College Women’s Health Advisor and Executive Editor of Weill Cornell Women’s Nutrition Connection. She also has contributed to health publications associated with the Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, and Mount Sinai. Bialy also has served as Managing Editor for special health reports on nutrition and diet from The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Bialy strives to provide readers with science-based, practical actions they can take to improve their health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New College of Florida and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Her pet peeve is misleading claims made by food and supplement manufacturers.

Articles by Dawn Bialy


The Most Effective Drugs for Osteoporosis

In the past two decades, several medications have received FDA approval for the treatment and/or prevention of osteoporosis. With so many choices, which ones are the most effective, and what do we know now about these drugs that we didn’t know 20 years ago?

“We know that using bisphosphonates in the


Sleep Plays an Important Role in Brain and Body Health

Research has shown that how much and how well you sleep has a significant impact on many aspects of your health, including how well your brain functions. For example, a study in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found an association be-tween sleep duration


Migraine, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Women

Women who experience migraines, take note: Migraines were found to be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society in July 2014. These findings are based on


Ask the Doctor: Sepsis; Caregiving for AD Sufferers

Q: My neighbor passed away after developing sepsis while in the hospital after an operation. I’m going to be in the hospital undergoing surgery—how can I protect myself?

A: Sepsis is an infection in the bloodstream, which may spread there from any source of infection (including bacterial, viral, or fungal) in


Break the Cycle of UTIs and Yeast Infections

Many women are familiar with the vicious cycle that can result from getting a urinary tract infection (UTI)—the infection is treated with antibiotics, but then a vaginal yeast infection devel-ops.

Once you understand why this cycle occurs and what you can do to prevent the infections in the first place, you


Lifting and Firming Aging Skin

What woman hasn’t secretly wondered how she’d look without crow’s feet, sagging skin, or other signs that tell the world she’s aging? Every year, millions of women try to turn back the clock with cosmetic surgery or a skin-improvement procedure.

Today, a wide variety of noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures make