At 102, Teacher Provides Lessons for Students and All of Us

January 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Last week, the nation’s oldest teacher, Agnes Zhelesnik of Watchung, N.J., celebrated her 102nd birthday.

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A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: Protecting Brain Function

November 30, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

If you have not begun to think about brain health, forty is the age to create a strategy that works for your life so that you can sustain cognitive function for the long haul.

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The New Thanksgiving: Memories of a Faithful Dog

November 29, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Fifty years ago, Jim adopted his first dog from a shelter. He told me how much all the dogs he had cared for over the years had meant to him.

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

September 23, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

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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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When It Comes to Getting Older, the News Is Not All Bad

September 15, 2015 by Diane Vacca

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By Diane Vacca

If you are an American who is getting older — and who isn’t? — you will benefit from several current trends when you reach retirement age.

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Hospice Care: A Primer for Patients and Their Caregivers

April 23, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

Hospice care at home is not turning the home into a hospital, but making the home environment a safe and comfortable place to die. Hospice nurse Kimberly Hone explains how a hospice team educates caregivers on how to give the patient hands-on care; manages the patient’s pain; offers crisis (emergency) care; and helps shepherd caregivers through their loved one’s dying process.

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

April 9, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

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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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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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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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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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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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