Old Issues: Aging Alone

September 27, 2016 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

I am saddened by the entire system of eldercare, sorely lacking in preventive measures, with older people left alone in the care of strangers and with visits becoming further and further apart Ageism is so common here, we barely notice it.

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Pneumonia: A Common Lung Infection That Became Famous

September 26, 2016 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Hillary Rodham Clinton had a cough and after a few tweets it became the cough that was heard around the world.

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Pneumonia: Definition, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

September 26, 2016 by Dr. Brian Gelbman

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By Dr. Brian Gelbman

The prognosis for pneumonia is very favorable and most patients respond to the first course of antibiotics with no long-term consequences. However, some cases of pneumonia can be more severe, especially when the patient has other serious medical conditions.

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‘Tech Neck,’ Premature Aging, and Poor Posture — A 21st Century Problem

September 24, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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More and more people are coming into doctor’s offices complaining of neck pain or associated shoulder and lower back pain. Often, it stems from their habits of looking down at their mobile phones and computer screens. Health professionals have coined this problem as ‘tech neck.’

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Sex, Lies and Gender: Are Women Judged by Different Moral Standards?

September 22, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Women who aspire to top jobs are held to a different standard. They have to be “better” than the rest, even today. Most women know that, from a lifetime of experience, and in our hearts. As it plays out now on a national scale, perhaps we can all agree that the system is “rigged,” but let’s not forget whom it is rigged for.

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Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder and Seeking Treatment

September 19, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

While we used to consider borderline personality disorder to be a diagnosis that lasted a lifetime, we now know that symptoms can wax and wane and go into remission, just like with other illnesses. But certain aspects tend to be less likely to change, like difficulties with relationships, thus emphasizing the importance of therapy to work on these and other aspects of this disorder.

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Fitness Saturday: Two Ways to Stretch the Large Muscles of the Legs

September 17, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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This is another post in our series of Fitness Saturday exercises, workouts, and expert tips appropriate to women in the second half of life. Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares two ways to stretch the large muscles of the legs.

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How to Have a Happy ‘New Year’

September 15, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

For many adults, the fall does not bring a new year but the same year as the last. But as the bite of fall hits the air, that sense of renewal is still detectable, and with a little encouragement, we can capitalize on it to make positive changes. And the one wish that seems to underlie most people’s goals is to be happier.

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September: Traumatic Brain Injury Month

September 12, 2016 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen

By Dr. Baxter Allen

September is national traumatic brain injury awareness month. We were unaware of the many long term consequences of concussion for far too long. Now we know that even mild traumatic brain injury, which is the cause of concussion, can have serious and long lasting impact of the lives of those affected.

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The Real Value of Exercise (In the News)

September 10, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares highlights from a recent study on the value of exercise.

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How to Help When Someone Fears Therapy

September 8, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Study after study has revealed that therapy is an essential component of treatment for depression, and the addition of drug therapy provides the most effective treatment of all.

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Molly Fisk: How to Avoid a Boring Life

September 3, 2016 by Molly Fisk

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I am never sorry when things turn out to be free, even though I was armed with small bills. And I’m always happy to be directed to secret locations, since much of the time I try to live my life as if I were a Russian spy only masquerading as a middle-aged American poet.

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4 Ways to Make Exercise a Regular Part of Your Lifestyle

September 3, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares surefire ways to make exercise a regular part of your lifestyle. As we say goodbye to summer and shift our schedules for the fall, Urla advises that we schedule our workout time in our calendar and keep a workout diary.

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Grandparent Wars: More News From the Front

September 1, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

How did grandparenting, which is supposed to be one of life’s greatest joys and rewards in our “golden years,” become such a flashpoint of resentment and anger? Clearly there is a lot of pain surrounding this issue, and women are definitely raising their voices about it.

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Maintaining Good Posture Promotes Better Health and Improves Confidence

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

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By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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

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