Simple Meditation — A How-To Video

February 6, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, returns to the guidance of one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Laleh Nader, to share the value of meditation.

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10 Tips to Managing a Long-Term Relationship

February 4, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While it may seem to be humming along, a good relationship needs care, maintenance and plenty of attention if it is going to survive the long haul. Here’s a list of suggestions, many of which will be familiar to you, but which cannot be repeated often enough, on how to promote and maintain long-term happiness.

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Breast Health: Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Both Save Lives

February 1, 2016 by Dr. Elisa Rush Port

Prevention and early detection are important weapons in the fight against breast cancer. In October 2015, Dr. Elisa Rush Port wrote about the importance of mammograms. Today, she addresses the challenges of prevention.

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Fitness Saturday: Why Do Yoga? A Yoga Teacher Explains

January 30, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, interviews one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Laleh Nader, about why she started to practice yoga and what it has to offer to women over forty.

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Grandmother 911: Out of the Storybook and Into Reality

January 28, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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While there are common themes in our readers’ comments, one of the most frequent is a sense of being taken advantage of. Many of you wrote to say that your children take you for granted, expecting you to babysit at a moment’s notice without taking into consideration the realities of your life circumstances.

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Eating Disorders in Women Over 40

January 25, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Eating disorders have long been thought of as the affliction of the young. However, the more we learn about disordered eating, the more we have come to realize that this problem is far more complex than that, and affects women across the lifespan.

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Fitness Saturday: Mind Your Back to Health

January 23, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares five basic mind/body exercises to help establish a better connection to the core muscles and prevent back problems.

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A New Treasure from Elizabeth Strout: ‘My Name is Lucy Barton’

January 21, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

No matter how long it has been since we have left home, we still long for our mothers, even those who haven’t suffered the kind of deprivation described by Elizabeth Strout.

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A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: Bone Health

January 18, 2016 by Patricia Allen

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This is the eighth in our series (40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s) of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s — that in-between decade in which hormonal change has begun but fertility is still possible. This week the focus is on musculoskeletal health.

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At 102, Teacher Provides Lessons for Students and All of Us

January 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Last week, the nation’s oldest teacher, Agnes Zhelesnik of Watchung, N.J., celebrated her 102nd birthday.

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Snowshoeing — A Great Way to Get Exercise

January 16, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

The exercise benefits of snowshoeing.

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Age at Menopause and Depression

January 14, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A recent study published in one of the country’s leading psychiatric journals, ‘JAMA Psychiatry,’ shows that the age of menopause affects a woman’s risk for depression as she ages.

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Medical Monday: Weight Loss Medications

January 11, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

While we would all be wise to eat healthfully and engage in regular exercise, for some, medications that promote weight loss may be a helpful option.

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Fitness Saturday: How to Keep Your Hands Happy

January 9, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shows us five things that can help relieve stiffness and pain in the hands as the weather gets colder.

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Three Ways to Improve Your Mind/Body Connection This Year

January 7, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Much has been made of the mind/body connection, and in recent years, evidence has kept piling up to support its importance. A strong mind means a strong body, and vice versa. Here are three very easy things you can do to keep both mind and body healthier in the months to come.

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