Poetry Sunday: “Bitch,” by Carolyn Kizer

By Rebecca Foust
The poem makes us laugh when we read it, but like all the best laughter, it comes with a gut punch. The idea of having an inner bitch who gets to unreservedly express our feelings towards an ex—well, that is funny. But also painful.
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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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“Poem,” by Joan Naviyuk Kane

By Amanda Moore
In today’s poem, “Poem,” by Joan Naviyuk Kane, the speaker’s search for a word in Inupiaq, the language of her mother, uncovers compounded losses—natural, cultural, ancestral, and personal—that have accrued over time and echo through generations.
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Congestive Heart Failure in Women

By James A. Blake, M.D.
This week’s post addresses the concerns of a 53-year old woman who has suffered heart failure. Dr. Allen has asked cardiologist Dr. James Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, to describe the diagnosis and treatment of early congestive heart failure, especially in women.
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