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Music

Concetta Tomaino and the Healing Power of Music

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Who knew that music has the power to help stimulate the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease; help Parkinson’s patients learn to walk again; reduce blood pressure; help restore speech to a patient who has had a stroke? . . .

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News

From Screenwriter to Rabbi: Susan Nanus, a Woman of Reinvention

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

“I had a very joyful and fulfilling career as a writer—but after 25 or 30 years, it’s just time to try something new,” Susan Nanus says. Her goal was worthy and her journey toward it transformative: She says, “I am different than I was when I started. More spiritual, certainly.”

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Emotional Health · Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Poker, Bunco, and Other Games Women Play

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

The conversation can get spirited; these are not the clenched-teeth poker sessions you see in old Western movies . . . gunslingers silently throwing down cards. “There are a lot of egos around the table,” Brownmiller says, “and lots of things have happened to people around the table in the last few weeks . . . . We are all competitive, and nobody likes to lose."

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News

The Wednesday Five: Best of 2015

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday Five, Women's Voices for Change is highlighting some of its most engaging stories of the year — as determined by you, our faithful readers.
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News

Warrie Price: A Woman Who’s Made a Difference

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

In 1993, Warrie Price, a leader in community-based planning in New York City, was tapped to find a way to implement a master plan for the park that had not been acted on since its creation in 1986. Her mission: raise money, contribute her vision, and get the various agencies that had jurisdiction over the park to work together to rebuild and revitalize The Battery. In short, she became the civic engine that got things done.

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Money & Careers

Sarah Sayeed, a Woman Who’s Making a Difference

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

"So many people see religion as a source of division and violence," notes Dr. Sarah Sayeed. "Islam in particular is in the limelight right now as the most divisive or the most violent religion . . . but there’s so much beauty in it, so much inspiration for so many people around the world!"

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General Medical · Health

Hospice Care: A Primer for Patients and Their Caregivers

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Hospice care at home is not turning the home into a hospital, but making the home environment a safe and comfortable place to die. Hospice nurse Kimberly Hone explains how a hospice team educates caregivers on how to give the patient hands-on care; manages the patient's pain; offers crisis (emergency) care; and helps shepherd caregivers through their loved one’s dying process.

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