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News Mix: Faye Dunaway on Not Getting to Play the Love Interest; Older Women Stick with Clinton; Women Under-Represented in Clinical Trials; New WSJ “Journal Women” …

By Womens Voices for Change
Question of the Day: Faye Dunaway is angry with Hollywood film producers for not having enough roles for older women. Dunaway, 67, said: “I am furious that they think I’m too old to play the love interest of guys like Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. Why should I play sisters and mothers while guys like Jack and Clint, who are…
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News Mix: Heart-Healthy Cities for Women; International Conference on Menopause; Nancy Lopez’s Advice to Annika Sorenstam; Think the Sexism in Politics is Bad? Try Film Directing …

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Heart-Healthy Cities: “Women who want to keep their hearts in tip-top shape face the fewest challenges in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco,” reports HealthDay News. “Those three cities top the list of the 10 most heart-healthy U.S. metropolitan areas for women, a list that’s dominated by western communities.” Here’s the full list (PDF), released by the American Heart Association.…
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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”

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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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News Mix: Mildred Jeter Loving Dies at 68; More Older Women Single by Design; Rose Weaver is “Menopause Mama”; Salon Reviews Barbara Walters’ “Audition”; Tips for Avoiding Falls and Brain Exercises

By Womens Voices for Change
Woman Who Ended Interracial Marriage Ban: “Mildred Jeter Loving, 68, a black woman whose refusal to accept Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1967 that struck down similar laws across the country, died of pneumonia Friday at her home in Milford, Va.,” Patricia Sullivan writes in a front-page Washington Post story. “The Loving…
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Health · Menopause

Health News Mix: Ireland’s Big Study on Menopause; Are You Vitamin D-Ficient?; Assessing Bone Fracture Risk; Family and Medical Leave Act Turns 15, Faces Revisions; Senate Passes Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Disposing of Leftover Drugs

By Womens Voices for Change
Menopause and Me: Ireland’s Minister for Health, Mary Harney, today published "Menopause and Me," hailed as the largest ever study in Ireland on awareness, attitudes and experiences of menopause. The Women’s Health Council carried out the study, and it’s available online. Here’s an excerpt from The Irish Times: Some 59 per cent of women aged 35-54 said they wanted more…
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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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General Medical

News Mix: Joanna Lumley is All Smiles; Mothers, Daughters, Clinton & Obama; Revisiting Patti Smith; Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk; Study Looks at Older Women, Food and Social Engagement

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Quote of the Day: “We’ve all got a few more wrinkles, but who cares? If you always try to be kind, you’ll look like the most beautiful person on Earth – and men will just fall at your feet.” That’s from Joanna Lumley, 61, lauded in New York magazine for not succumbing to over-the-top plastic surgery. Ironically Lumley’s character on…
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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

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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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Money & Careers

News Mix: Oprah’s Political Fall-Out; Second Tests More Common as Mammograms Go Digital; Women’s Photos – “This Is Who I Am”; New President at American Red Cross; Jayne Houdyshell Takes New York

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Has Oprah’s Star Fallen Since Endorsing Barack Obama?: Writing at Politico.com, Costas Panagopoulos, director of Fordham University’s Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, questions whether the talk show host’s dip in popularity ratings has political overtones. Higher Call-Back Rates as Mammograms Go Digital: As doctors learn to interpret digital mammograms, they are more likely to request second tests, reports The…
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Annie Lennox Gives Back

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The celebrity line-up for American Idol’s charity telethon, “Idol Gives Back,” was so full Wednesday night, even the presidential candidates didn’t make it on the air. But 53-year-old singer Annie Lennox seems to have everyone’s vote. “Her version of ‘Many Rivers to Cross’ was like a master class in restraint, passion and artistry,” reads this re-cap at EW.com. “Next year,…
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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)”

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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 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

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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 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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Politics

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Says She Will Take Fight to Convention

By Womens Voices for Change
Declaring "That’s what credentials fights are for," Hillary Clinton, in an exclusive interview tonight with Greta Van Susteren, says she will take her campaign to seat the Florida and Michigan delegates all the way to the Democratic Convention if necessary. Clinton directly challenges the Democratic National Committee. It is some of the strongest language we have heard so far in…
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News Mix: Women’s Bylines Welcome on Adultery; Debater Henrietta Bell Wells Dies; Patricia Clarkson on Getting Good Roles; Kate Christensen Wins PEN/Faulkner

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Women Get Bylines on Adultery, Prostitution: The National Women’s Editorial Forum notes that all four New York Times op-ed writers on Wednesday were women. “The names of women rarely appear as bylines, and when they do, there is usually only one, most often one of the Times’ two female staff columnists,” writes Sui Lang Panoke. “So, imagine how ecstatic I…
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