A Psychologist’s Thoughts on Change

March 5, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

People who walk into a therapist’s office are brave. Not because there’s a stigma attached to it (at least not in New York, where I practice) but because they are willing to reveal themselves to a stranger. They are not complaining. They are willing to say, “I want to look at things I have hidden even from myself.”

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The March Challenge, in Honor of Jon Stewart

March 3, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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How about our welcoming Jon Stewart into the Sisterhood of Reinvention by questioning the inevitability of “from now on”? And so we’re issuing our readers and writers a March Challenge.

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Medical Monday: Top 10 Tips for Winter Skin Health

March 2, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

Dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon Anetta Reszko offers an update on
“COMPLEXION,” her comprehensive “Women’s Voices” primer on treatments for mature skin.

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Fitness Saturday: The Bridge

February 28, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

This week’s exercise, The Bridge, is an amazing and safe way to help shape and strengthen your bum, build muscle, improve core stability, and increase flexibility

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease in Women: Recognizing the Symptoms

February 23, 2015 by James A. Blake, M.D.

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By James A. Blake, M.D.

Cardiologist James. A. Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, describes the heart-disease symptoms that are ignored by too many women.

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Fitness Saturday: The Side-Lying Leg Lift

February 21, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

This week’s exercise, the Side-Lying Leg Lift, is one of my favorite go-to moves; it was recently named one of the very best thigh-toning exercises by the American Council on Exercise.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Loving the Emotionally Distant Man

February 19, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

“You have to ask yourself how much you are willing to bend, or tolerate, to be with this man,” the psychologist notes. “Loving someone inherently requires us to accept his or her flaws, but when the flaw is in the very realm of loving itself, it can be impossible to maintain your connection to the other.”

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Eating for Heart Health

February 16, 2015 by Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN

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By Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN

Nutritionist Stephanie Middleberg discusses the changing guidelines in food recommendations for the prevention of heart disease (February is American Heart Month).

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Fitness Saturday: The Step-Up

February 14, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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We continue to celebrate American Heart Month with our exercise of the week, the Step-Up! This fantastic, functional exercise is great for increasing strength and stability in your lower body and improving your heart health.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Diabetes and Its Link to Heart Disease

February 9, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Andrew Martorella, M.D.

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Andrew Martorella, M.D.

“How does diabetes cause heart failure and heart attacks in women? And what is the relationship between polycystic ovarian syndrome and diabetes?”

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Fitness Saturday: The Body Squat

February 7, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

As we continue to build our foundation for a healthy body, we shift our focus this month from the core to the heart. February is American Heart Month, and it’s a great time to check in with yourself and see if you are taking the necessary steps to keep your heart healthy and strong.

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Dr. Pat Consults: The Anatomy of a Stroke

February 2, 2015 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen

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By Dr. Baxter Allen

“Why didn’t my husband know, after his stroke, that he had something seriously wrong? What causes strokes in general? Can they be prevented?”

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Fitness Saturday: The Bicycle Twist

January 31, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

Finally, an ab exercise where you get to lie on your back!

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Book Review: “Lighter As We Go”

January 29, 2015 by Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

Click here to purchase on Amazon.com. Proceeds from your purchase help fund Women’s Voices‘ nonprofit mission.

By Jane Moffett

The book’s authors assure us, through personal anecdotes, case studies, and findings from research on aging, mental health, and illness, that growing older can be a rewarding and enjoyable phase of life.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Tamoxifen and Menopausal Mood Swings

January 26, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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Megan Riddle, M.D./Ph.D., a psychiatry resident at the University of Washington, addresses the concerns of a woman who is taking tamoxifen and wonders how that affects her disturbing menopausal mood swings.

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