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General Medical

News Mix: MORE Magazine Talks Plastic Surgery; Memorable Mothers of Television and Film; Marketing to Mothers; Wendy Johnson’s “Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate”; Online Dating Attracts Older Singles in Japan; Quick and Longterm Benefits to Halting Smoking

By Womens Voices for Change
MORE Magazine Bares More Truth: “Plastic surgery may be a well-trod topic in women’s magazines, but that doesn’t mean their editors are volunteering how much of it they’ve had,” writes Irin Carmon in Women’s Wear Daily. “So More editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour can hope to make at least a small splash with an unretouched photo and some very…
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Film & Television · Fitness · Health · News

News Mix: Viewers Still Like Katie Couric; Overdue Honor for Sportswriter Mary Garber; Oxygen to End “Talk Sex”; Mother’s Day and the Empty Nest; Embracing “Slow Medicine”

By Womens Voices for Change
Viewers Still Like Couric: “Viewers aren’t pushing for Katie Couric to leave the CBS anchor chair, but if she did, they would like to see her back on her former turf — a morning news show such as NBC’s Today, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll,” reports USA Today. CBS had hoped Couric, a newswoman with a strong following…
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Books · Film & Television · Health

News Mix: “Gotta Dance” and “Young at Heart,” Exceptional Seniors or the New Normal?; Summer Blockbusters Leave out Women, Plus How to Support Women’s Films; Persephone Books Keeps Turning Pages on Women’s Writing; and More

By Womens Voices for Change
Instead of Breaking Hips, They’re Breaking Into Hip-Hop: "Gotta Dance," a documentary about a group of senior women who audition for a hip-hop dance troupe organized by the New Jersey Nets basketball team, premiered recently during the Tribeca Film Festival. "The hip-hopping seniors, who have become fan favorites, were in the audience, screening the movie about their beginnings for the…
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Books · Film & Television · Fitness · News · Politics

News Mix: Secrets to Living Longer Without Trying; “Ugly Betty” Gets a Hot Flash; Sen. Mikulski Calls for Revolution After Republicans Kill Pay Disparity Bill; Ronni Bennett on Ageist Media; The Women on WowOWow; Nintendo’s Wii Fit Markets to Women

By Womens Voices for Change
How to Live Longer Without Really Trying: Michelle Slatalla, author of the NYT Cyberfamilias column, picked up a copy of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest” and humorously builds her own daily-chardonnay-a-must zone, without leaving her computer. A Sight for Sore Eyes: “Ugly Betty,” a smart, terrific sitcom about a smart, terrific…
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Film & Television · Health

News Mix: Sigourney Weaver on Working With Tina Fey, Amy Poehler; Retirement and the Pension Gap; Life Expectancy Drops for Some U.S. Women; Testosterone Spray Doesn’t Raise Sex Drive; Aging and Beauty – Good, Bad and Silly Advice

By Womens Voices for Change
Sigourney Weaver’s New Role: Sigourney Weaver, 58, discusses working with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on their new baby surrogate comedy, “Baby Mama,” which opens this Friday. “The fact that they’re reminding people that women are incredibly funny — why wouldn’t we be? — and that they have the drive to sort of produce and write and direct and change…
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Books · Health · Money & Careers · Politics

News Mix: NYT Package of Stories on Retirement; Madeleine Kunin’s New Book on Women and Politics; Women’s eNews Questions for Candidates; Exercise as Aging Deterrent: Foundation, Not Fountain, of Youth; Breast Cancer Screening for Women Over 70

By Womens Voices for Change
Making Your Money Last as Long as You Live: “Even for people who have built up a decent nest egg, deciding how to use it is one of the demands of early retirement. The good life may be within reach, but the financial logistics still require careful attention,” writes Robert Hertzberg in this New York Times story, one of a…
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Health · Menopause

Health News Mix: Conference on Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need; Sleep Loss Tops Menopause Symptoms; Falling Breast Cancer Rates, But Only Among White Women; Vaccines for Adults; DNA Scan: Too Much Information?; Happiness & Aging

By Womens Voices for Change
Raising Women’s Voices for National, Affordable Health Care: Women’s health advocates are at Simmons College in Boston today for the two-day "Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need" conference. Raising Women’s Voices, a new national initiative, was founded by the Avery Institute for Social Change (led by Byllye Y. Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative), MergerWatch,…
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News

News Mix: Hormone Therapy, the Good and the Bad; Angela Merkel’s Neckline Makes International Headlines; Meet Sheila Johnson, 60, Collegiate Tennis Player; 100-Year-Old Anna North Coit is Busier Than You; Helen Reddy’s New Memoir

By Womens Voices for Change
Whipsawed Again on Hormones: Deborah Kotz, who writes the On Women blog at U.S. News & World Report, looks at the latest good-news study about hormone therapy — that it appears to lower the risk of developing advanced stages of age-related macular degeneration — and the latest bad news related to breast cancer risk. Kotz’s conclusion: “Most women can rest…
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News

News Mix: Another Study Links Alcohol and Breast Cancer; Drug Costs Just Got Pricier; Some Advice for Madonna as She Turns 50; Coming Of Age Stories for Women of a Certain Age; Susan Sarandon’s New Role; Study on Language Used to Denigrate Older Workers

By Womens Voices for Change
U.S. Study Links Breast Cancer to Alcohol: We first covered the potential link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer in October. Now, another study has linked alcohol to an increased risk for the most common type of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, reports Reuters. “Regardless of the type of alcohol, the risk was evident,” said Jasmine Lew, a researcher at…
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Food & Drink

Cooking in Paris: Mothers, Daughters and a Custom Chicken Soup

By Agnes Krup
By Agnes Krup / bio A few weeks ago, I was sitting on an old chaise lounge, covered in beautiful, faded velvet. Bruckner's violin concerto was playing on the stereo, and I was deeply engrossed in my read (Daniel Mendelsohn's "Lost") — not too engrossed, however, to look out of the window to my right occasionally. It was dark already,…
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Books · General Medical · Health · Menopause · News · Politics

News Mix: In Texas, Where Women of a Certain Age Rule; Silvio Berlusconi Says it Again; Interview with Aging Expert Dr. Robert Butler; Meet 100-Year-Old Anna Orr; Estrogen Linked to Benign Breast Lumps; “My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet)”

By Womens Voices for Change
A Town Where the Good Ol’ Boys Are All Women of a Certain Age: A one-stoplight town in the Texas panhandle is drawing attention for a noteworthy first: All the elected leaders are women. The AP’s Betsy Blaney writes: Peggy Baer was elected mayor in May 2007 and leads a five-woman board of aldermen – yes, aldermen – in this…
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News

News Mix: Condoleezza Rice Knows How to Work It; Cokie Roberts on “Ladies of Liberty”; Rush, Hillary and Sexism; Shattering the Glass Ceiling; Women Donating in Record Numbers to Political Campaigns; HRT Dosing May Play Role in Risks, Benefits

By Womens Voices for Change
About Those Rumors: “It’s the kind of rumor that sets conservatives buzzing — is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice actively campaigning to be Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential pick?” asks Nia-Malika Henderson at Newsday. Dan Senor, a GOP political operative, said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Rice was “actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning” for…
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News

News Mix: Political Generation Gap; Billie Jean King, American Icon; Pat Schroeder Dresses Up Gender and Politics; Dove Sponsors Play About Aging and Beauty; HIV and Older Women; Liz Smith Shout-Out to WVFC

By Women's Voices For Change
Caught in a Political Generation Gap: “So in the middle of the wrangling between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the heated conversation about race and gender, there is a subtler dialogue about generations,” writes Ellen Goodman. Many women who came of age when Clinton delivered her Wellesley commencement speech often see her trajectory, her successes and obstacles as similar to…
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health · Menopause

Ask Dr. Pat: Is There a Connection Between Menopause and Foot Problems?

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Have a question about women’s health or menopause? Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen may have the answer. Click here to send in your question to be posted on WVFC. Question: Is there a connection between menopause or peri-menopause and the onset of severe foot issues? In the space of 24 months, I went from having healthy feet to having, among other…
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