Tag Archives : Dr. Pat

Family & Friends · Lifestyle

THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY Dessert Course: Wal-Mart Woman

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
At 9 p.m, the night before Thanksgiving I was in a Wal-Mart Superstore, a regional mecca for shopping serving at least five counties and less than one mile from my mother’s home in Adair County, Kentucky. I needed perishables that I had not brought from New York for the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal. This Wal-Mart Super Store was the…
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Lifestyle · Money & Careers

Wall Street and Main Street: Not the Main Event

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I am taking time for friendship this fall, no matter that the politicians and the media analysts have plastered all the light posts of my town and your town, no matter where we live, with signs proclaiming, “from Wall Street to Main Street”.  One has to take back one’s life from the frenzied speculation about the end of the world…
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Lifestyle

Essay – Another Day in Paradise, With Some Thoughts About The World

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen I become a bit more mellow with each day of vacation.  I wouldn’t describe myself  as ever reaching that plateau of normal that I aspire to, but perhaps that won’t happen in this life. I am taking time today to count my blessings and to think about the 21st century world that we have created…
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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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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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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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Ask Dr. Pat · General Medical · Health · Menopause

Ask Dr. Pat: Is it Me or is it Menopause? How to Cope With Onset of Memory Loss

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: I am 49 years old and still have a light, short period every three or four months. I was managing the usual symptoms of what I thought of as menopause: hot…
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

Ask Dr. Pat: Are Folic Acid Supplements Safe for Women Over 50?

By Womens Voices for Change
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: I am over 50 and have high-risk HPV. I have had several mildly abnormal pap smears. My gynecologist has followed this carefully and has performed a special test called a colposcopy…
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General Medical · Health · Menopause

New Study on Women’s Health Risk After Stopping Hormones

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD | bio All the major media today are covering the latest findings from the Women’s Health Initiative: Women who took the combined estrogen and progesterone pills to treat menopausal symptoms are at a slightly higher risk for breast cancer even several years after they stop taking the drug. I do not find this news unexpected…
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Fitness · General Medical · Health

Health News Mix: Staying a Step Ahead of Aging; Sex of Surgeon Influences Breast Cancer Treatment; Statins and Quality of Life; Outdoor Exercise and More

By Womens Voices for Change
Staying a Step Ahead of Aging: “It’s a testament to how adaptable the human body is, researchers said, that people can start serious training at an older age and become highly competitive,” writes Gina Kolata in this article on exercise and aging. “It also is testament to their findings that some physiological factors needed for a good performance are not…
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Health · Menopause

Health News Mix: Preserving Balance; Researching Medical Conditions Online; Menopause Studies; and FDA Takes on Bioidentical Hormones

By Womens Voices for Change
Balance Yourself: "Without a sense of balance, just about everything else in life can become an insurmountable obstacle," writes Jane E. Brody in this interesting look at how balance works and why it declines as one ages. This useful article also includes a balance assessment and easy exercises that can be done to preserve or even to restore balance. Ten…
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