Tag Archives : Dr. Pat

General Medical

Staying Motivated to Stay Healthy

By Women's Voices For Change
As the icy wind howls (for many of us) and we all get back into our weekly routines, it can be hard to believe the resolutions we made in the glitter and shine of New Year’s Eve: making time for the gym, packing a healthy lunch, remembering to breathe. To help you stay motivated for healthy changes, here’s some WVFC…
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Lifestyle

A Pat Pause Before Christmas

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
‘Tis the week of the season when we often allow the lists to dominate and permit anxiety the role of dominant feeling. More put-upon than under the spell of what we once believed to be magical, we wake with worry that we haven’t done enough and disbelief that the date is so late. Today though, we must pause. We must…
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Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Day: A Day of Introspection and Gratitude

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I did not feel well enough to travel this holiday. Normally, I would have pushed my way through it, but my husband gave me this gift of the day, the turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie that I needed for my soul. I needed time to be and not do more than I could do, for just one holiday. I…
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Lifestyle

Anesthesia and Amnesia: Wisdom From Age To Just Deal With It

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
This morning I had a visit with my very competent oral surgeon on New York City’s Central Park South. Since I would receive sedation for the procedure, I was fasting overnight and none too happy. No coffee — and it was morning. The surgeon behaved like a saint while I whined about yet another visit, yadda yadda. But, I do…
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Sex & Sexuality

The Economy Is In Real Trouble When The Upper East Side Sex Toy Shop Had To Shut Down

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
The loss of sexual interest among menopausal women has clearly become no longer newsworthy in this time of falling stock prices and rising unemployment. Otherwise, why wasn’t it big news when the uptown vibrator store had to close down because of the recession? Myla, a British lingerie, swimwear and sex-toy line, opened its shop doors just off Madison Avenue at…
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General Medical

Dr. Elizabeth Jelks on Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

By Jelks Elizabeth
Dear Dr. Pat, I am 54 years old and want to have surgery to correct the droopy skin of my upper eyelids and the puffy bags of my lower eyelids. People who know me well tell me that I look tired all the time even though I sleep well and am fortunately in good health. I am, as so many…
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Lifestyle

On Batting 1,000

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
Chris, our inspired and inspiring editor, informed our board that we reached our 1000th entry today. It occurred to us that the news reached the Board, who first met in my kitchen four years ago,  in precisely the same places as our readers find themselves. Some of us are at near low points on our journeys, and others are in…
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News

Dr. Pat: 1,000 Posts Later

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Patricia Yarberry Allen: Blog number 1000 went up today at www.womensvoicesforchange.org. We began to write on November 21st, 2006. We chose to write to create a realistic portrait of women over 40. We knew that we were not the stock characters in sit coms. We knew that we weren’t invisible. We knew that we were just reaching our peak. We…
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Lifestyle

Dr. Pat: Faith and Champagne

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Women’s Voices for Change had a fantastic lunch today in New York City.  We introduced the first of our “Conversations With” events featuring Arianna Huffington and Silda Wall Spitzer.  The lunch was sold out almost before the tickets left the post office.   Women clearly want to understand how other interesting women navigate midlife reinvention or sometimes just midlife evolution.  These…
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