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Fitness · Health

Women’s Pelvic Health Awareness Campaign

By Women's Voices For Change
Media Planet asked Evelyn Hecht—a longtime source of expertise for our site—to discuss “The Science of Physical Therapy.” She and fellow physical therapists point out that appropriate pelvic-floor exercises can help women of any age control urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and painful intercourse.
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General Medical · Health

Good Posture: How to Gain and Maintain It

By Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC
By Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC

Supplementing Dr James Wyss's article of last Monday, "The Hazards of a Misaligned Spine," this week's Medical Monday offers three helpful postural exercises suggested by Evelyn Hecht, a licensed physical therapist and frequent contributor to Women’s Voices for Change.

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Emotional Health · Marriage & Life Partners · Menopause · Sex & Sexuality

Dr. Ford: Should She Let Her Husband Know She No Longer Wants to Have Sex With Him?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.

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Fitness · Health

A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: ‘Exercise Is Medicine’

By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT
By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

This is the fourth in our two-months-long series (40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s) of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s—that in-between decade in which hormonal change has begun but fertility is still possible. This week the topic is 'exercise as medicine.'

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General Medical · Health

Dr. Pat Consults: The Hazards of a Misaligned Spine

By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and James F. Wyss, MD, PT

Kyphosis, or roundback posture, refers to an increased curvature of the spine from front to back. It has known causes, and can become progressively worse with time. Kyphosis is more common in women. It is often feared, since it causes a loss of height and poor posture. Severe khyposis is associated with health impairments that include pain, neurological problems, digestive problems, or even difficulty breathing.

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Health

Spartan-Racing in Velvet Shoes

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

"Wearing my red three-quarter-length Akris red spring coat, my Josephine & Laurentina gray fur scarf over their fabulous black, thin-wool turtleneck, and Leggiadro gray wool stretch Capri pants with my favorite Stubbs & Wootton velvet shoes, I joined the other Lunatic to test my endurance. If they carried me out on a stretcher, at least I would be well dressed."

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