Book Review: “Older Faster Stronger,” by Margaret Webb

November 25, 2014 by Varsha Parasram, PT, DPT, MST

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By Varsha Parasram, PT, DPT, MST

We listened in admiration as the former “short, stocky, flatfooted, still-smoking, pre-menopausal woman” told of the strength, energy, and lifted spirits that have enhanced her life since she decided to exercise her 50-year-old body “to the fitness level of a fit 20-year-old.”

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COMPLEXION: Skin Care for Women Over 40, Part I

October 13, 2014 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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

We all want to put our best face forward. What do we need? Trustworthy advice. This is Part I of Women’s Voices’ three-part series—by dermatologist Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.—on how to devise an appropriate skin-care regimen.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Turning Into an Older Woman

October 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Throughout this series [of photographs], we watch these women age, undergoing life’s most humbling experience. While many of us can, when pressed, name things we are grateful to Time for bestowing upon us, the lines bracketing our mouths and the loosening of our skin are not among them.

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Medical Monday: Why Does a Person Develop Alzheimer’s Disease?

April 7, 2014 by Richard S. Isaacson, M.D

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By Richard S. Isaacson, M.D

Regarding AD risk, a new study published in “Nature” this month offers what could be a groundbreaking step in the right direction. This preliminary work may help to unlock some of the mysteries of why certain people develop AD and others are more resistant to developing the disease.

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Aging Out: Hollywood’s Problem with Women Over 40

September 26, 2013 by Paige Morrow Kimball

Paige Morrow Kimball directs Jenica Bergere on the set of "Ending Up."

By Paige Morrow Kimball

As a society, aging in general makes us uncomfortable. The camera magnifies our wrinkles and imperfections, and audiences don’t necessarily want a reminder of their aging selves reflected on the faces of their movie idols. Many actresses turn to plastic surgery or to hiding their age.

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Diana Nyad: “You’re Never Too Old to Chase Your Dream”

September 2, 2013 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Diana Nyad’s story will continue in the voices of loving mothers across time and many lands: “When you find your gift, my daughter, you too can overcome dangers and fears of the unknown.”

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Good Posture: How to Gain and Maintain It

July 22, 2013 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC

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By Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC

Supplementing Dr James Wyss’s article of last Monday, “The Hazards of a Misaligned Spine,” this week’s Medical Monday offers three helpful postural exercises suggested by Evelyn Hecht, a licensed physical therapist and frequent contributor to Women’s Voices for Change.

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Skin Cancer and Photo-Aging: SPF and Six Other Ways To Decrease Your Risk

June 10, 2013 by Patricia Allen

Gimme shelter: Sun exposure dramatically increases the aging process. (Image: D.Clow via Flickr)

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

In summertime, I am the woman walking down Madison Avenue with a parasol and gloves. I wear black and other dark colors because they prevent the ultraviolet radiation from being absorbed. I am sharing some of the basics about the dangers of sun exposure that I wish I’d known back when I was lying by the pool, determined to get a tan.

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The Good Death: Going Gently, Surrounded by Love

March 4, 2013 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Mommie was waiting for us. I have heard that the dying do wait for those they love, and this has now happened to me twice. Once, when my mother-in-law Natalie was dying, she, too, waited for us as we drove the eight hours from Kentucky to Orchard Lake, Michigan.

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Ask Dr. Pat: Is It “Just Menopause?”

January 21, 2013 by Patricia Allen

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Patricia Yarberry Allen, publisher of Women’s Voices for Change, is director of the Menopause Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Here, she takes on the question “If everything is normal on my exams, doc, why do I feel so bad?”

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Roz Reads: ‘All Gone,’ by Alex Witchel

December 4, 2012 by Roz Warren

Alex Witchel, who overcomes any number of obstacles to grow up sane and stable, enjoys both a terrific career as a journalist and a great marriage (to author Frank Rich). But when her mother, Barbara, begins losing her mind, her daughter goes through the hell of watching her mother’s personality evaporate.

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Paige Morrow Kimball: Making Films About Women in the Middle

November 1, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

There are not enough stories about how women in the middle of our lives really speak and who we really are. The truth is that we are funny, dynamic, deep, sometimes raunchy, sometimes angry, sometimes sad, and sometimes scared. We are real women in the prime of our lives, with so much to say . . .

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Wish I Knew Then . . .

October 18, 2012 by Jennifer Cheyne

Last week I was talking to a friend—someone “our age”—who was lamenting her lack of a backbone when, years before, the man she’d been in love with for five years was dying. How intimidating others seemed when we were young! And how well we now understand the reality of most situations!

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Wednesday 5: First Ladies—Do We Really Need Them?; Proud to Be a ‘Crone'; Lynn Povich on the Good Girls’ Revolt

September 12, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

Eleanor Roosevelt sets the bar high as the first woman to speak at a convention; how First Ladies are alike; First Ladies past may not have been able to endure the media scrutiny of today; Barbara Grufferman redefines “crone”; Lynn Povich on the women’s revolt at “Newsweek” in the ’70s.

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VIDEO: “About Face” HBO Documentary Explores Perceptions on Aging and Beauty

August 2, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about his HBO documentary, “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now,” which explores cultural perceptions of age and beauty over the past few decades through the lens of past supermodels.

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