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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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Winterize Your Skin

By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.
Although winter begins officially on December 21, protecting the complexion and skin from the ravages of dry overheated indoor air and windy cold dry blasts outdoors require attention sooner.
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Overcoming Opiod Addiction

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
After detox and rehab for Opioid addiction, support from recovery groups, health care professionals, friends and family, can make all the difference. These are people who will help navigate the darker times.
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What to Expect for the Influenza Season

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated, less flu can spread through that community.
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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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Menopause is Never Old News

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
A frank discussion about making the right choices in the menopausal transition and the belief that management of symptoms is certainly possible are great life lessons that mothers can give their daughters.
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