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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

What I’m Thankful for: My Beautiful Black Dad

By Olga Statz
I am staggered by my good fortune. God saw fit to give me my very own Hero. My hero doesn’t wear a cape, and he doesn’t fly, but that is his strength—he is there, always there when and where you need him, and is never flitting about. He eschews the flapping piece of fabric in favor of well-cut suits. Kryptonite…
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Menopause

A ring that grew along with me.

By Dr. Melanie Katzman
Going to a doctor that really understands you is an invaluable experience for anyone, particularly when you encounter an unexpected and seemingly inexplicable change in your body. When I suddenly had an “allergic” reaction to my wedding ring, I wondered if after 25 years of marriage my soma was communicating something that I was emotionally unaware of. My fingers were…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Unexpected Memories Every Mother’s Day

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I witnessed my first delivery at the Rosary Hospital in Campbellsville, Ky., on the first day of my new job as a nurse’s aide. I was 14-and-a-half, and I had lied about my age in order to be hired at the grand sum of $1 an hour. No one thought to check to see if such a sophisticated and mature…
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