Health

Gout in Women

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Not only is gender disparity in research responsible for the lack of awareness of gout in women, but clinical awareness has lagged as well.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

Modern Scoliosis Treatment

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Physical therapy (PT) uses specialized methods and exercise-based treatments to treat scoliosis. In my opinion, physical therapy is the single most important non-operative treatment provided for those with scoliosis.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Prophesy,” by Jill Bialosky

By Rebecca Foust
I resonated with the poem’s clear expression of the fear that shot through me as a young mother when I saw rifts between mothers and sons, and its acknowledgement of my devastation the first time I realized I’d moved from the center into a distinct periphery of my child’s universe.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Sex & Sexuality

Sex After the Age of Aquarius

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Learning the physical mechanics — and, more importantly, the emotional dynamics — involved in a sexual relationship can be a slow process. It takes self-confidence, knowledge of one’s erotic needs, and the capacity and interest to please a partner.
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