Health

Doing Our Part in a Time of Uncertainty

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I did lots of listening last week. I heard that everyone wanted to do the right thing but many are understandably anxious about what this abrupt change in how we suddenly have to conduct our lives now will mean. 
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Health

For Those on the Frontlines of Covid-19

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
To all those who are on the frontlines: "You are all heroes and we must commit to providing you with the equipment you need to stay safe and enable you to provide the best care possible during this pandemic." 
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Health

Tests for the novel 2019 Coronavirus and Testing of Americans

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Until the federal government's new plan to work with private industry actually delivers millions of testing kits to hospitals and labs and we develop drive through stand alone testing units, it will be almost impossible for a patient to have this test, even with symptoms and high risk exposure.
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Health

Yes, Illness is a Feminist Issue

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
When women complain of pain and/or illness we are less likely to be taken seriously than when men do. Consequently, many illnesses have been slow to gain medical attention, especially those whose victims are mostly women.
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Poetry

Martha Silano: “When I begin to dig”

By Rebecca Foust
“When I begin to dig” begins with what sparked the poem: Martha Silano’s discovery that the English word “verse” derives from Latin for “to turn,” itself derived from the action of a plow’s turn at the end of a furrow during field cultivation.
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Ask Dr. Pat

Congestive Heart Failure in Women

By James A. Blake, M.D.
This week’s post addresses the concerns of a 53-year old woman who has suffered heart failure. Dr. James Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, describes the diagnosis and treatment of early congestive heart failure, especially in women.
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