Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Lamentation for the Children,”
by Beverly Burch

By Susan Cohen
  Lamentation for the Children   Children come, bringing bliss and wretchedness. They come ready to be bruised. Chain us with the soft tentacles of their openness. Leave us pierced and threaded, bound for time with thorns, singing behind the palings of love. Like children. Though we are not. Don’t look back, not once, at the trembling in your arms,…
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Health

Osteoporosis Prevention

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
The greatest bone loss occurs is in the first 5 years after menopause. This is what every woman in her 40s should do to optimize lifelong bone health.
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Emotional Health

Untouchable: Weinstein’s Victims On Camera

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
A new contribution to the vast reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal is a documentary film, 'Untouchable,' by Ursula Macfarlane now streaming on Hulu. While it is by no means complete, it offers an in depth account of the personal stories of several of his victims.
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General Medical · Health

Memory, Aging and Dementia

By Gayatri Devi, MD, MS, FAAN
The symptoms of dementia vary depending on type, but all of them are characterized by nerve cell death that results in loss of memory, language, and other cortical functions, including the ability to communicate, reason and participate in daily activities.
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Politics

Rebellious Women: A Labor Day Toast

By Deborah Harkins
The bravery of our foremothers is too often unsung. On this, our national day off, won for us in 1894, we toast the heroines who took to the ramparts to help end the era of starvation wages and 60-hour workweeks.
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