A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: Focus on Prevention and Repair

October 12, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.


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

This is the third in our two-months-long 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’s tips center on prevention and repair.

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Barefoot Exercise — How to Stay Light On Your Toes

October 10, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

Feet Ex 4

By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Remember, the health and fitness of your feet will directly effect your posture, gait, balance, and overall sense of well-being. Don’t neglect them.

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What’s a Working Mother to Do?

October 8, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While working-class families have long needed two paychecks, these days middle-class and even upper-middle-class households cannot get by without both. And many women want to work and have career ambitions equal to, or in some cases, greater than, their husbands.

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A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: 5 Tips for Every Woman in Her 40s

October 5, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.


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

This is the second in our series of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s. This week, we focus on mental health.

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Fitness Saturday: Avoiding Fitness Trends — Quality vs Quantity

October 3, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA


By Jonathan Urla, MFA

It is never wise to sacrifice form or quality of movement at any time during exercise. The science of training shows there are many ways to get the benefits of a time-efficient workout without the injury risk from ill-advised extreme efforts.

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The Elusive Quest for Healthy Self-Esteem

October 1, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

How do you promote genuine feelings of self-worth?

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Dominique Browning: ‘Making a Difference in the Air We Breathe’

October 1, 2015 by Judith A. Ross


By Judith A. Ross

While what we do at home is important, “it’s not what is going to solve this [climate change] problem,” Dominique Browning says. “What will work is old-fashioned citizenship.”

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A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: 40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s

September 28, 2015 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

The best 40th birthday gift a woman can give herself is a promise to begin these 40 things before 50 so she can have a healthier, more satisfying second half of life.

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The Vulnerable Female Body: “Putting Back the Damaged Parts”

September 28, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

Dr. Lauri Romanzi, in burka, on a U.N. medical mission in Afghanistan . . .

By Deborah Harkins

Dr. Lauri Romanzi operates on women in developing countries who have suffered pelvic-organ injuries—many of them through obstructed childbirth. Some of her patients “have suffered so greatly at the hands of their communities,” she notes, “that even if they’re returned to fully normal function, they often don’t want to go back to their village.”

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Fitness Saturday: Two Best Leg Stretches Anyone Can Do

September 26, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

Wall Hamstring Stretch

By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares two ways to stretch the large muscles of the legs.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Making Summer Last All Year

September 24, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Is it the weather that makes summer so special? While there’s no doubt it’s a key ingredient, is warm weather the essential magic? Or is it the things we do differently that make summer unique? Furthermore, can we make some of these changes last all year?

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Dr. Jimmie Holland, Psycho-Oncologist: A Woman Who’s Made a Difference

September 23, 2015 by Deborah Harkins


By Deborah Harkins

Dr. Holland’s concern for patients’ mental and emotional well-being—at a time when physicians took little notice of how patients were reacting to the stresses of their illness—was to develop into a medical subspecialty, “psycho-oncology,” that has made a difference in the lives of thousands of patients.

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One Death Too Many: Maternal Deaths Continue to Rise in the U.S.

September 21, 2015 by Patricia Allen

Pregnancy silhouette

While maternal mortality is often thought of as something that was a problem in the past, it remains a very current concern in the United States as the maternal death rate continues to rise.

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Strong and Stable — Part 3

September 19, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

Jonathan for web

By Jonathan Urla, MFA

In this third installment about strength training to prevent sarcopenia, I want to show you some exercises that strengthen the muscles in your torso on both the front and back of your body. You could think of them as postural muscles as they help to hold you up when you stand and sit, and help maintain proper alignment when you move.

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Book Review: ‘The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality,’ by Rachel Hills

September 17, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

People consistently overestimate how frequently their peers are having sex by a wide margin. Would our tepid sex lives bother us as much if we knew they were, well, normal? Or, if we understood that the idea that one size fits all is, where sex is concerned, a myth?

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