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

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Ask the Doctor: Leaky Gut Syndrome; The Keto Diet

Q: My doctor ordered a test for leaky gut syndrome. What is this condition, and what does the test entail?

A: A leaky gut syndrome test will help determine whether you have increased intestinal permeability, a condition in which the lining of your small intestine allows bacteria and undigested food particles

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Reduce the Risks of Taking Multiple Medications

When people fail to follow instructions for taking prescription drugs, they are putting themselves at risk for an adverse drug event (ADE), which is any injury that results from the use of a drug. ADEs, which include a diverse range of symptoms including dizziness, fainting, nausea, diarrhea, rash, weakness, heart

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Relieve Pain Between Your Shoulder Blades

If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits. The muscles are positioned diagonally between the six vertebrae in your upper back and your shoulder blades (scapulae). Their main function is to retract and rotate the scapulae, and they also assist

Is Milk Healthy?

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Is Milk Healthy?

Is milk healthy? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is anything but simple. Milk is actually a controversial topic due to opinions that run the gamut from “milk is the best thing you can drink” to “milk is one of the worst drinks on the planet.”

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