Maintaining Good Posture Promotes Better Health and Improves Confidence

August 29, 2016 by Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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Maintenance of good posture promotes better health and fitness and can improve self-confidence.

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Fitness Saturday: Measure the Moment — It’s All Good!

August 27, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Life is full of wonderful opportunities to move and be active. Let’s look at some common activities that can easily be turned into exercise, and you don’t need to be wearing your gym clothes to do them, although do wear your workout sneakers if you can.

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The 4 Pillars of Emotional Intelligence and Why They Matter

August 25, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Emotional intelligence is a new and somewhat slippery concept. It helps to break it down into four main categories: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

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Ask Dr. Pat: Help! My Ob-Gyn’s Treatment Isn’t Helping My Menopause Symptoms

August 22, 2016 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

The patient-doctor relationship is part of the healing process. This relationship requires both a “a good fit” and takes time to develop. Doctors need to listen to the patient’s story and understand that not all gynecological problems are diagnosed by ordering tests or doing procedures.

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Dr. Ford: The Family Vacation

August 18, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Dear Dr. Ford: Our family has spent a two-week summer vacation on the farm where my husband grew up in the Midwest since our children, now 16 and 14, were born. This year my daughters were ill behaved and snobbish in their behavior toward their loving extended family. My husband and I have not decided what to do about this situation yet and I thought I would write to you to ask for some guidance.

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Psoriasis: A Common Skin Disease That Is Often Misunderstood

August 15, 2016 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases afflicting about 2 percent to 3 percent of the population. It is polygenetic in transmission, meaning that multiple genes contribute to the development of the disease.

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Fashion Meets Fitness Shoes

August 13, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Women’s sneakers have always come in colors and varying styles to match with casual wear, but recently shoe designers have come up with a truly different style of fashionable sneaker that has become all the rage: the Wedge Sneaker.

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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Shows She’s Not Too Old for Olympic Gold (In the News)

August 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“You can set a goal and you can go accomplish anything you want. It doesn’t matter your age; it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”

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Dr. Ford: 7 Ways to Make Your Summer Even Better

August 11, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Vacation should be different from our regular lives — not just another day whose only difference is that you are not on the job. To get the most from your time off, try to avoid passively going through your usual routines. This is a good moment to shake things up and try new things.

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August: National Immunization Awareness Month

August 8, 2016 by Jason S. Kendler

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By Dr. Jason Kendler

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Each of us, as adults, should have an immunization card, created by our primary health care provider. This week, Dr. Pat turns for expertise to a member of Women’s Voices’ Medical Advisory Board, Jason S. Kendler, M.D., a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University to discuss infectious diseases and the vaccines needed to combat them.

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The Losing Side of Competitive Parenting

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

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

It is a difficult task, trying to raise kids with enough playtimes and down time to develop normally and have good old-fashioned fun in this atmosphere, yet both these things are crucial to cognitive development.

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Inattentive? Impulsive? Adult ADHD Might Be the Cause

August 1, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

Although some children do seem to “grow out of” their ADHD, about half the kids whose cases have been diagnosed continue to have symptoms into adulthood, with about 4 percent of adults affected. It’s not uncommon for girls to go undiagnosed in childhood as they more often present as inattentive rather than hyperactive.

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The Pleasure of Summer Reading: Jennifer Haigh

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

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

If you want to have a string of intensely enjoyable summer afternoons, I suggest you spend them in Bakerton, PA. A has-been coal town in western Pennsylvania, this place and its various residents is the subject of a series of novels by Jennifer Haigh. One of the most interesting things about Haigh’s writing is the way she shows how small twists and turns, minor mistakes, or missteps can make all the difference in what follows.

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Red Hair, Blue Eyes, Fair Skin: Getting a Tan Impossible, Skin Cancer More Likely

July 25, 2016 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

We have long known that sun exposure is especially dangerous for women like me, who have the genetic trifecta of red hair, blue eyes and fair skin from an Irish/Scottish genetic background. Redheads also make up 16 percent of the world’s melanoma patients. In fact, Redheads have a 102 percent higher risk of skin cancer than brunettes.

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Side Stabilization Exercises for Pilates

July 23, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Today I’m sharing a video of the basic “Side Kick” series from Pilates mat work exercises that mostly anyone can do.

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