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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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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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August Sun Protection and Skin Care

By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.
Now that we’re in August, our sun protection enthusiasm might be declining. Nonetheless, considering that over 70 percent of UV radiation exposure occurs in the summer months, sun protection is as important as ever. Here are important tips on skin care.
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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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