Linda Bradley, MD

Linda Bradley, MD

Renowned Cleveland Clinic gynecologic surgeon Linda Bradley, MD, embraces the modern Hippocratic oath: “Let food be thy medicine.” She is Vice Chair of the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute and Founder of Celebrate Sisterhood with Cleveland Clinic, a health program for women of color. Using nutrition and cooking as disease prevention tools, she is known to patients as their “foodie gynecologist.”

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7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Tags: birth control, contraception, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, ovarian cancer, periods, sex, uterine cancer

Taking your birth control pill continuously to avoid your period is safe and offers other benefits as well.

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11 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

Tags: alcohol, biomedical engineering, caffeine, depression, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, mood, PMS, resolutions, whole grains

Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.

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If You Suffer From Endometriosis, Better Help May Be Coming

Tags: endometriosis, menstrual cramps, periods, study

If you suffer from the pain and other aggravations of endometriosis, learn about some of the latest advances in research and treatment.

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Fibroids and You: 4 Biggest Myths Busted

Tags: cancer, fibroids, hysterectomy, uterine fibroids

About half of all women have uterine fibroids, but most don’t have any problems. Still, fibroid fallacies abound — from the belief that they are cancerous to the assumption that a hysterectomy is needed. Find the facts.


Heavy Periods? You’ve Got New Options (Video)

Tags: hysterectomy, menstrual flow, periods, women, women's health, womens health

If heavy periods interfere with work, social activities or exercise, women should see a doctor. If no serious problems are found, new treatments can drastically reduce bleeding and make life much easier.

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Scavenger Hunt: Finding the Foods You Like (Video)

Tags: healthy diet

If you live in an “urban desert” without access to healthy food, see if your local store will carry it. If so, tell everyone you know about the great service. You may end up changing more than your diet.

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Fibroids and Hysterectomy: Get a Second Opinion (Video)

Tags: fibroids, hysterectomy, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, periods, second opinion

More than half of all women have fibroids. These uterine growths sometimes cause severely painful periods and other problems. But that alone isn’t cause for hysterectomy. Get a second opinion to explore less invasive options.

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Doctor’s Order: Play With Your Food (Video)

Tags: cooking, healthy diet, snacking

Tired of the same old choices when it comes to food? So is our expert, Linda Bradley, MD. She explains how to make positive changes in the way that you eat by experimenting with new foods, spices and recipes, and cooking with family.

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The Making of a ‘Foodie Gynecologist’

Tags: diet, food, healthy diet, prevention

When it comes to health, Dr. Bradley advises her patients: "Let food be thy medicine." She offers a personal account of how her love of food and passion for medicine grew together.

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7 Myths About Women’s Health

Tags: Be Well e-News, breast cancer awareness month 2012, hysterectomy, mammogram, menopause

The best thing a woman can do when it comes to healthcare is to follow her intuition. This tip comes from a Cleveland Clinic gynecologist who has seen thousands of patients, from girls in their teens to women in their 70s.