Specializing in male and female hormone replacement therapy, gynecology, and more.

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ABOUT TREE OF LIFE MEDICAL

At Tree of Life Medical, patients are the essence of our Practice. Our highest priority is to do what is in the best interest of our patients at all times. Tree of Life Medical is a convenient, caring, accessible healthcare practice, whose hope is to deliver quality healthcare that exceeds patient expectations, remove barriers to patient interactions with their healthcare providers, and facilitate achievement of each patient’s optimal personal health, happiness and wellbeing.

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ABOUT DR. JENNIFER IACOVELLI

Dr. Jennifer Iacovelli, MD, MS is a self-motivated health care professional. She prides herself on educating and empowering men and women to optimize their overall health and wellness through achieving hormone balance. As a well-trained, respected provider of hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Iacovelli understands the range of health issues individual’s face as they approach and undergo menopause and andropause. Her knowledge and expertise in the area of hormone health is utilized to improve the short-term and long-term health of her patients. Most importantly, she strongly believes in empowering patients by increasing their personal growth and understanding of what is happening to them physically. Her hope is that through better education, more patients will receive proper treatment to live healthier, happier lives.

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Suicide

While suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, having knowledge and information about it are important to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in the United States and around the world each year. The World Health Organization reports that 800,000 people die by suicide each year worldwide while suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Statistics reveal that women are roughly three times more likely to attempt suicide, though men are two to four times more likely to die by suicide. Compared to their male counterparts, women show higher rates of suicidal thinking, non-fatal suicidal behavior, and suicide attempts. The differences in attempts and completed suicides in women have erroneously led many people to believe that suicide attempts in women are often a method of getting attention rather than a serious risk. This is far from true. It's important to note that among women, an attempted (but failed) suicide attempt is the greatest risk factor for suicide in the future, and all suicide attempts, whether in men or in women, need to be taken very seriously.

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Hormones and Mood

Most people experience shifts in mood in one way or another. Such shifts may be subtle or can be extreme. In most cases, it is quite normal to have days where you feel sad or days when you feel overjoyed. It’s common to experience a change in mood occasionally or to go through a short period of feeling elated or blue. But if your behavior is unpredictable for a number of days or longer, it may be a sign of something more serious. As long as mood changes do not interfere with life or cause damage to your life, they are generally considered to be healthy. So how do you know if shifts in mood are something to be concerned about or normal?

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