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Lifestyle

Survival Training for Daylight Saving Time

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

This year I set my clock ahead one week before the time change as an experiment. I knew that the time on my personal devices was an hour ahead of the actual time but I decided to try “mind over reality.” I woke up and went to work an hour earlier all last week and went to bed an hour earlier as well.

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Health

Medical Monday: Sleep Deprivation and the Gift of Early-Morning Light

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Sleep deprivation—whether missing a night's sleep or getting less sleep on a nightly basis than one needs—impairs attention, working memory, long-term memory, and decision-making. If sleep deprivation is a long-term issue, people are at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack and stroke, obesity, and psychiatric illness.

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The Annual Sleep-Loss Day

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

"My hour of morning light has been moved to the evening for people who want to walk or bicycle in the evening light. I wish these people would just go to the gym or do a Jane Fonda workout video indoors and leave my morning hour of sleep alone."

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Lifestyle

The Arbitrary Arbiter

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman Well, Daylight Saving Time has arrived ahead of time and we seem to have survived (along with our circadian rhythms). Our computers didn’t blow up (though we had a panic-y IT guy here last week to help us avoid disaster). Our house guest didn’t miss her plane. The dogs got walked before any accidents happened on the…
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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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Lifestyle

A Sweet 70th Birthday – And We All Can Celebrate

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman | bio Thirty-five women arrived at a nice French restaurant on Sunday with varying degrees of anticipation and dread. The occasion: a 70th birthday celebration for a wonderful woman. Let’s be honest. Even though we love the hostess, we don’t always love the thought of the party. And this one, with a diverse group of women who…
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