Antidepressants: What Are Your Options When Your Medication Isn’t Helping?

April 20, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.


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

“The depression came on gradually, slowly sapping me of my energy and typical enthusiasm. I can’t concentrate at work; all I want to do is sleep all day, and nothing in life is enjoyable any more. . .”

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Fitness Saturday: Wide Second Exercise with Pulses and Reaches

April 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This exercise is fantastic for strengthening the thigh and glute muscles while engaging your core and focusing on your posture.

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Book Review: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,’ by Jon Ronson

April 16, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Jon Ronson’s new book discusses the extremely dire consequences that have befallen adults who posted imprudent comments on the Internet. How to mitigate the shame?

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Physical Therapy for Treating Scoliosis: Part 3 of Our Series on “Curvature of the Spine”

April 13, 2015 by Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT


By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

“Schroth Method exercises are determined by the curve patterns and severity of the scoliosis, as well as the patient’s age and level of function and fitness. Schroth Method PT remains a very good option for maintaining and even improving function of those with scoliosis throughout the years.”

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Fitness Saturday: The Side-Lying External Rotation Exercise

April 11, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Side-Lying External Rotation Exercise is another post in our series of Fitness Saturday exercises and workouts appropriate to women in the second half of life.

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Dr. Jimmie Holland, Psycho-Oncologist: A Woman Who’s Made a Difference

April 9, 2015 by Deborah Harkins


By Deborah Harkins

Dr. Holland’s concern for patients’ mental and emotional well-being—at a time when physicians took little notice of how patients were reacting to the stresses of their illness—was to develop into a medical subspecialty, “psycho-oncology,” that has made a difference in the lives of thousands of patients.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Minted White and Green Asparagus With Pecorino Polenta

April 7, 2015 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the creamy polenta and the sprightly emergence of spring in the asparagus.

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Antibiotic Resistance: Causes and Consequences

April 6, 2015 by Jason S. Kendler


By Dr. Jason Kendler

Bronchitis and sinusitis are usually viral infections, so antibiotics (which work only on bacterial infections) should generally not be prescribed to treat them.

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Fitness Saturday: The Seated-Row Exercise

April 4, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Seated Row is one of the best ways to strengthen your back and improve your posture. This one move works almost every major muscle in your back and can be done just about anywhere.

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Book Review: ‘You Should Have Known,’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz

April 2, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

This novel is a delightful mix of several genres—part comedy of manners, part literary thriller, and part marital self-help book/modern cautionary tale—all of which seem to work.

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Coronary Artery Disease in Women: What Are the Options When an Artery Is Blocked?

March 30, 2015 by James A. Blake, M.D.

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By James A. Blake, M.D.

Everything a woman should know about coronary artery disease, from symptoms to stress tests, medical management to surgery.

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CHANGE: Roz Warren’s Response to our March Challenge

March 30, 2015 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

I doubt I’ll ever dress up as an alien space monster and attend a “Doctor Who” convention. But who knows?

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Fitness Saturday: Kneeling Tricep Kickbacks

March 28, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

Brooke Marrone

This one exercise—amazingly—works all three tricep-muscle heads, and the more muscles you recruit with each move, the better.

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

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


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


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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