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In It Together

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
With my chairman’s calm announcement, the unimaginable became possible. I could be deployed to help manage the onslaught of very sick patients who will surge into the New York City Emergency Departments and need to be cared for this week, many of whom will be critically ill upon arrival.
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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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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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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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Ask Dr. Pat · Menopause

Surgical Menopause

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dr. Pat offers advice to a woman on how to thrive in the second half of life after she had surgical menopause from a hysterectomy and removal of the ovaries in her early forties.
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