Books

Michelle Obama’s Becoming: The Power of Family

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Michelle Obama remains the protagonist in this book. Like her mother, she nurtures her children and her family with consummate skill. Like her family, she encountered racism and discrimination along the way. Unlike her mother, she juggled this with full-time employment, and ultimately with being the most famous woman in the world.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Menopause

Surgical Menopause

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dr. Pat offers advice to a woman on how to thrive in the second half of life after she had surgical menopause from a hysterectomy and removal of the ovaries in her early forties.
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Poetry

Christina Rossetti, “A Christmas Carol”

By Rebecca Foust
Christina Rossetti was devoted to deep Christian conviction and a rich artistic sensibility. Both influences can be seen in this poem’s spare, even stark diction that seems to belie the intensity of its imagery and underlying religious themes.
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Health

Winterize Your Skin

By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.
Although winter begins officially on December 21, protecting the complexion and skin from the ravages of dry overheated indoor air and windy cold dry blasts outdoors require attention sooner.
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