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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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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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Vanity Causes a Spring Cold

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I did not take any of my usual precautions when flying since this was such a quick trip. No Borelium, no Purell, no Clorox, no gloves, and no mask. By the following Wednesday, I knew I was dealing with the start of a nasty spring cold.
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Is It Depression or Menopause?

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Dr. Megan Riddle provides a thoughtful discussion of depression and the menopausal transition that will be helpful for women who need more than just a lifestyle change, meditation, exercise, or even hormone therapy for control of depression.
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Testing for a Healthy Heart

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
As we wrap up February, National Heart Health Month, cardiologist Dr. Kirsten O. Healy discusses a number of diagnostic tests to further our understanding of heart disease and help patients determine if they are at risk.
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