Fitness Saturday: The Bicycle Twist

January 31, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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Finally, an ab exercise where you get to lie on your back!

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Book Review: “Lighter As We Go”

January 29, 2015 by Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

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By Jane Moffett

The book’s authors assure us, through personal anecdotes, case studies, and findings from research on aging, mental health, and illness, that growing older can be a rewarding and enjoyable phase of life.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Tamoxifen and Menopausal Mood Swings

January 26, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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Megan Riddle, M.D./Ph.D., a psychiatry resident at the University of Washington, addresses the concerns of a woman who is taking tamoxifen and wonders how that affects her disturbing menopausal mood swings.

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Fitness Saturday: Doing the High Plank Knee Cross

January 24, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

Most people have very tight and short hip flexors (inner hip muscles), so this exercise is a great way to increase your flexibility in that area.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Illusion of “Having It All”

January 22, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Most working mothers feel that they don’t “have it all”; what they have is two full-time jobs. What they have is “too much” . . . and we have a long way to go before a comfortable choice is available to all.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Colds vs. Flu—How to Tell Them Apart? And What Treatments Work?

January 19, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.

From an M.D. who is an infectious-diseases specialist, information on respiratory conditions: colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, and strep throat.

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Fitness Saturday: Doing the Bird Dog

January 17, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The best core exercises target multiple muscle groups with one move. I chose the Bird Dog because it does that and also works on balance and stability, two very important factors in establishing a strong core.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Art of Change—When Self-Help Is Not Enough

January 15, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Much resistance to change is due to underlying issues and conflicts that we may not even be aware of. How can you know when you may be unable to change without the help of psychotherapy?

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Detecting and Treating Scoliosis, Part I

January 12, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

This is the first post in Women’s Voices’ upcoming three-part series on scoliosis—“curvature of the spine,” a condition that can cause postural abnormalities and back pain.

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Fitness Saturday: The Elbow Plank Exercise

January 10, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

“I chose the Elbow Plank as the first official exercise of 2015 because a strong core is the foundation of fitness. The Plank is one of the most important and effective exercises to have in your routine.”

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Art of Change

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

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A psychologist’s take on the forces that make change so difficult—and the steps we can take to battle them.

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COMPLEXION, PART III: Treatments for Mature Skin

January 5, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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

A detailed primer, by a dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon, on the many treatments available to improve the appearance of mature skin.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Things We Resolve NOT to Do in the New Year

January 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Calling our readers! We’re crowd-sourcing a list of New Year’s Anti-Resolutions—things we’re resolving NOT to do in 2015—and YOU’RE our source(s). Comment away!

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Dr. Pat Consults: Emotional Eating—the Myth of Comfort Food

December 29, 2014 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

New research shows that “comfort food” may be far less comforting than the name implies.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Pain Meds and the Slippery Slope to Addiction

December 22, 2014 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

The consequences of opioid abuse can be dire. In 2010, 16,652 deaths were caused by overdose of these prescription painkillers—five times more than deaths from heroin overdose.

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