Heatstroke: A Summer Risk for the Healthy and Frail

June 29, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Prevention begins with awareness of one’s environment and altering behaviors that increase the risk of heatstroke when at all possible.

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Mind the (Coverage) Gap, Please!

June 29, 2015 by Maura Carley

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By Maura Carley

This post is a needed forewarning about health-insurance-coverage missteps that can pose serious consequences for the individual-insurance consumer.

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The Pilates One-Leg Circle

June 27, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The Pilates One-Leg Circle exercise is a fantastic way to work your core and tone your thighs.

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Book Review: ‘Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End’

June 25, 2015 by Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

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By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

Certainly there are limitations to what is possible in housing and treating the frail elderly, but in “Being Mortal” we are offered some fascinating alternatives.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Egg Freezing and Your Future Pregnancy—What Women Need to Know

June 22, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

“Egg freezing” or oocyte cryopreservation has reduced the pressure on women to have children during a limited reproductive time period when they may have not yet found their partner or be able to take on the responsibilities and joys of parenthood. For those women, oocyte cryopreservation offers the possibility of extending that window.

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Fitness Saturday: Developing a Strong Core with the Hollow Rock Exercise

June 20, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

The core exercise I would like to share—the Hollow Rock—is not fancy or flashy; it just works. It is not just for show, it’s also for function.

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Alcoholism: A Legacy of Grief and Anger (Dr. Ford on Emotional Health)

June 18, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Early widowhood presents unique challenges, and Paula Licata’s portrait of her last years with Robert is about the especially horrific challenge of being the surviving spouse of an alcoholic.

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Gastrointestinal Bugs, and How to Keep Them from Spoiling Your Vacation

June 15, 2015 by Brian Landzberg, M.D.

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By Brian Landzberg, M.D.

A gastroenterologist’s advice on how to prevent being attacked by one of those GI “bugs” that are notorious for making you miserable at home or abroad.

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The Single-Leg Deadlift

June 13, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The Single-Leg Deadlift is a full-body movement that will challenge your balance, strength, and flexibility.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Love and Loss in Life’s Final Chapter

June 11, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Two recent American films, “Five Flights Up” and “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” are both comedies, but they also deal with what is the essential topic of aging—loss.

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Medical Monday: What Causes a Migraine, and What Relieves the Pain?

June 8, 2015 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen

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By Dr. Baxter Allen

“What drugs usually work? If hormone change is really the cause of these headaches, will the headaches get better when I am in menopause?”

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Fitness Saturday: The Tricep Push-Up

June 6, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

This week’s exercise works a popular muscle—the tricep, or underarm.The Tricep Push-Up can be done anytime, anywhere; no equipment needed. It is a movement with many modifications that leave room for improvement as you progress.

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Stay-at-Home Moms and ‘Intensive Mothering’

June 4, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Is “better” always better? In the quest to give their children the best life they can, these highly talented moms (and dads) sometimes lose sight of the fact that children often benefit most from low-key, easygoing, non-competitive activities.

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Medical Monday: The Ten Commandments of Sun Protection

June 1, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Today our skin-care guru, a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, turns her attention to everyday sun protection—which is a serious matter.

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Fitness Saturday: The Clamshell Exercise

May 30, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The clamshell exercise not only tones your hips but also plays an important role in keeping your back, knees, and hips healthy and strong.

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