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Fitness · Health

A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: ‘Exercise Is Medicine’

By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT
By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

This is the fourth in our two-months-long series (40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s) of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s—that in-between decade in which hormonal change has begun but fertility is still possible. This week the topic is 'exercise as medicine.'

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Alternative Treatments for Depression (Dr. Pat Consults)

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A series of well-controlled studies showed SAMe to be as effective as, and better tolerated than, the older tricyclic antidepressants, and the majority of studies show it to be more effective than placebo. It can be used on its own for the treatment of depression.

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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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Fitness · General Medical

Protecting Your Knees, From Core to Floor

By Eveline Erni
At Mount Sinai Hospital, here in New York City, I lectured last month to a group of orthopedists, physiatrists and physical therapists. Our topic of interest was the patella, and my specific lecture was how to protect the knee from undue stress. As a clinical director, I can tell you without looking at numbers or charts: Knees give people a…
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Dr. Holly Andersen on Cholesterol

By Womens Voices for Change
WVFC is happy to welcome Dr. Holly Andersen, a member of our Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Andersen, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, has additionally served as the Chief Medical Resident for the Department of Medicine and Director of Education and Outreach for the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. She…
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Dr. Pat: Spring Training Begins

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
by Patricia Yarberry Allen I don’t get out much.  It is easier to control how much you eat if you don’t go out to breakfast, lunch and dinner as part of your professional and social life.  It does amuse me (or it may in two weeks when I recover from this debauched period of my life) that I stress mindfulness…
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Fitness · Health

Getting Yourself to the Gym- when everybody else is!

By Elizabeth Willse
“6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!” Maybe watching the countdown, you were thinking of a countdown of your own.  Making 2009 the year you drop a size, drop some weight, feel strong and healthier.  Maybe you’re thinking about joining a gym. You’re not alone.  And, when you get to the gym, you’re really not alone.  Everyone’s on the elliptical.  You’re…
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Ask Dr. Pat: Begin 2009 with Mindful Eating – a Diet for Life

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Pat, I began a diet just before Thanksgiving and lost three pounds in 2 weeks by giving up bread, sugar and wine and eating smaller amounts. I saw my GP before starting the diet and found that my cholesterol was high, my triglycerides were high and my diabetic monitoring test, hemoglobin A1C, was in the borderline range…almost diabetic. …
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