April 4, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
Dr. Pat has asked Megan Riddle, M.D./Ph.D. to consult with a wife who is overwhelmed with caregiving for her husband and is seeking advice about ways to share the responsibilities and the steps she can take to improve her quality of life.Read More »
March 31, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
A therapy dog is a dog who can bring her talent for loving to therapeutic use. I had known about pet therapy programs for a while and experienced them firsthand when my husband was hospitalized for an extended stay.Read More »
February 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change
An Oscar-themed Wednesday Five, in which we get to rejoice that ALL actresses nominated for Best Actress category at the Oscars are in the “Women’s Voices” demographic!Read More »
March 23, 2013 by Martha Fontaine LaValla
By Martha Fontaine LaValla
This is one of my favorite book titles. It has many extension possibilities. One my father might have liked is “Being Dead Is No Excuse for Not Planning One’s Own Funeral.” When we went through his neatly entitled “Death” folder, it was no surprise to find his obituary as well as a personalized, pre-printed bulletin for the Requiem Eucharist he wanted, complete with chosen psalms and favorite hymns.Read More »
March 4, 2013 by Patricia Allen
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.Read More »
May 11, 2012 by Julie M. Danis
By Julie M. Danis
Mom was mobile but unsteady. Getting in and out of a car was an act of faith on both our parts. We often waltzed our way out of a potential disaster into a waiting seat.“Would you like to dance?” I asked, turning our swaying into a dip. “Oh, yes,” she said with a smile.Read More »
October 24, 2011 by Gail Sheehy
By Gail Sheehy
Overturning precedent, this generation of women 45 to 55 self-reports the lowest well-being of any age group, according to Healthways’ well-being index. Why?Read More »
August 3, 2011 by Women's Voices For Change
This week, the blogosphere gave us sharp portraits of family caregivers, a new power woman politico in Portland, Ore., brain-teasing art in New York and new reasons for women to dance as if no one’s watching.Read More »
July 6, 2011 by Women's Voices For Change
After the holiday, the blogosphere mused on whether we should listen to Kirsten Gillibrand and run for office, reached out to our sandwich generation, and watched Jean Arthur school Jimmy Stewart in how patriotism really works.Read More »
March 24, 2011 by Roz Warren
September 2, 2010 by Susan Baida
August 19, 2010 by Susan Delson
By Susan Delson
It started with her mom’s broken hip. But for Felicitas Rocha, it multiplied into something much bigger — until she found the right care manager.Read More »
August 5, 2010 by Susan Delson
August 1, 2010 by Julie M. Danis