Tech Tuesday: Personalized Health and Fitness Apps

May 26, 2015 by Amy Blum


By Amy Blum

Gaining access to your personal data—your calorie intake, sleep schedule, and daily exercise regimen—is empowering. By taking advantage of these monitoring and motivational apps, you can stay healthy and get fit your way.

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Traumatic Brain Injury: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Soldiers With Hidden Wounds

May 25, 2015 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen


By Dr. Baxter Allen

Between 2000 and 2014, the Department of Defense reported 320,334 total head injuries, approximately 64,000 of which occurred in active duty.

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Fitness Saturday: Sumo Stance Good Mornings

May 23, 2015 by Cassidy Watton


By Cassidy Watton

Flexibility directly dictates how mobile you will be as time goes by. A vibrant and active woman’s mobility is of the highest importance! This week’s exercise takes care of both.

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‘Mad Men,’ Seriously . . .

May 21, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Don Draper’s life is dominated by an emptiness created by the longing for the mother he never had and a need to escape from that emptiness whenever he feels uncomfortable. Matthew Weiner has given us a beautifully rendered portrait of a kind of narcissistic type known as the “as if” personality disorder.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Ten Solutions for Poor Sleep

May 18, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

If you optimize your sleep habits and are still struggling, consider seeing a provider who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi). CBTi takes a closer look at the behaviors and thought processes surrounding sleep, and has been shown to be effective for those with sleep issues.

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Molly Fisk on Yoga: Pushing Out That Last Ounce of Breath

May 16, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

Even though I can’t differentiate between the lower part of my lung and the upper, and my inhalations last a nanosecond at best, I am breathing in and out on purpose, and that has changed everything.

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Fitness Saturday: The Back Lunge

May 16, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

Today’s exercise, the back lunge, is not only effective at targeting all of the major muscle groups in your legs, it also places less stress on the knee joints; It’s a great move for beginners to start with.

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Infertility Treatment’s Toll on Sexual Intimacy

May 14, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Infertility treatments often contain mood-altering hormones. Furthermore, the monthly drama of hope and disappointment accompanying each cycle is very taxing. And the focus on reproductive tactics, including timing of ovulation and other techniques, takes any chance of “romance” out of lovemaking.

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Alternative Treatments for Depression (Dr. Pat Consults)

May 11, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.


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

A series of well-controlled studies showed SAMe to be as effective as, and better tolerated than, the older tricyclic antidepressants, and the majority of studies show it to be more effective than placebo. It can be used on its own for the treatment of depression.

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Countdown to Mother’s Day: Childless by Choice (Dr. Ford on Emotional Health)

May 7, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

One of the many issues that “childless” people face is the skepticism and discomfort it creates in those of us who are parents. The latter, zealous converts to the joys of parenthood, find their friends’ choice confusing, and even, at times, threatening.

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Dr. Pat Consults: New Mothers and Postpartum Depression—When It’s More Than Baby Blues

May 4, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.


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

There is still a degree of shame surrounding emotional issues that can arise during pregnancy and childbirth, and it is important that we talk about them.

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Fitness Saturday: The Lateral Lunge

May 2, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

The Lateral Lunge is an important exercise; it not only targets the gluteus maximus and hamstring muscles, as traditional lunges do, it also builds strength in your abductor and adductor (inner and outer thigh) muscles, which are often ignored.

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Countdown to Mother’s Day: “The Corset”

May 1, 2015 by Judie Rae

By Judie Rae

Judie Rae’s tribute to her no-nonsense, yet nurturing, adoptive grandmother Hettie.

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Gluten Sensitivity: Symptoms That May Surprise You

April 30, 2015 by Lilli Link, MD, MS


By Lilli Link, MD, MS

Unless you already know a lot about what gluten can do to your body, you should read on, because you or someone you care about might be experiencing a health challenge from gluten—and not even know it.

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Alert! Sun Exposure and the Development of Pre-Cancerous Skin Growths: Latest in Diagnosis and Management

April 27, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.


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

Actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous growths) are red, pink, or light lesions with a scaly, rough surface. They frequently occur on sun-exposed areas and are especially common on the balding scalp, forehead, face, dorsal forearms, and hands.

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