Marriage: Why Staying Together May Be Good For You (Dr. Ford on Emotional Health)

March 26, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A key finding in a new study on married couples is the importance of the role of friendship. Those who considered their spouse to be their ” best friend” reported getting twice as much life satisfaction from marriage as others do.

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Medical Monday: Alzheimer’s Disease—Symptoms and Progression

March 23, 2015 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen

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By Dr. Baxter Allen

Approximately two thirds of the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in America are women. Women in their 60s have a 1 in 6 risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease over the course of their lives.

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Fitness Saturday: Standing Leg Extensions

March 21, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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Standing leg extensions are one of the best and most safe knee strengthening and balance exercises. Try this move 2 to 3 times a week and you should see immediate results!

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Caregiver’s Dilemma in “Still Alice”

March 19, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The most important person in Alice’s life—her husband, John—doesn’t seem to realize the magnitude of Alice’s underlying illness. His preoccupation with himself and his own needs prevents him from understanding that taking Alice away from everything she could still recognize would be devastating.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Depression—the Symptoms Are Not Always What You Expect

March 16, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

“One of my friends suggested that I might be depressed, but I’m not sure I feel bad enough to be depressed. I’ve never so much as considered harming myself, and I get up every morning to go to work and take care of my family. . .”

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Fitness Saturday: Side-Lying Inner-Thigh Exercises

March 14, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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Working the adductor muscles not only helps your legs look better, it’s also an incredibly effective exercise for strengthening the knees, ligaments, and tendons, and also improving bone density.

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Dr. Moffett on Emotional Health: Trauma, Spirituality, and Healing

March 12, 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

In confronting the senselessness of the things that had happened to her while at the same time figuring out what could create meaning in her life, my patient was able to leave room for doubt and exploration.

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The World According to Weber: Loving Your Age—Just Do the Math

March 10, 2015 by Nancy Weber

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If you’re over 40, you’re definitely old enough to wear black pearls.

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Medical Management of Scoliosis: Part 2 of Our Series on “Curvature of the Spine”

March 9, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

One example of acute management of scoliosis would be the development of a pinched nerve at the spine, due to scoliosis, that requires consultation and management with and by a physiatrist and/or spine surgeon to restore function and relieve pain.

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Fitness Saturday: Doing the Superman

March 7, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Superman and Modified Superman are both great ways to “wake up” the back of the body and strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back.

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A Psychologist’s Thoughts on Change

March 5, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

People who walk into a therapist’s office are brave. Not because there’s a stigma attached to it (at least not in New York, where I practice) but because they are willing to reveal themselves to a stranger. They are not complaining. They are willing to say, “I want to look at things I have hidden even from myself.”

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The March Challenge, in Honor of Jon Stewart

March 3, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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How about our welcoming Jon Stewart into the Sisterhood of Reinvention by questioning the inevitability of “from now on”? And so we’re issuing our readers and writers a March Challenge.

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Medical Monday: Top 10 Tips for Winter Skin Health

March 2, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon Anetta Reszko offers an update on
“COMPLEXION,” her comprehensive “Women’s Voices” primer on treatments for mature skin.

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Fitness Saturday: The Bridge

February 28, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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This week’s exercise, The Bridge, is an amazing and safe way to help shape and strengthen your bum, build muscle, improve core stability, and increase flexibility

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease in Women: Recognizing the Symptoms

February 23, 2015 by James A. Blake, M.D.

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By James A. Blake, M.D.

Cardiologist James. A. Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, describes the heart-disease symptoms that are ignored by too many women.

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