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Health · Menopause

Reinvention at 45, Part II (Ask Dr. Pat)


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Women are now bombarded about the symptoms of menopause and the options for its management. Here is a lesson plan for a summer of reinvention, based on goals, age, current lifestyle, health issues, and interest in managing the symptoms of the often decade-long menopausal transition in a positive way.

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Health · Menopause

Reinvention at 45 (Ask Dr. Pat)


By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen

Menopause is never old news, because there is a new freshman class entering this life stage every year. Women are now bombarded about the symptoms and the options for management. Here is a lesson plan for a summer of reinvention, based on goals, age, current lifestyle, health issues, and interest in managing the symptoms of the often decade-long menopausal transition in a positive way.

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Health

A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: Bone Health


This is the eighth in our 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 focus is on musculoskeletal health.
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Ask Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat Consults: Treatment Options for Anxiety


This week, Dr. Patricia Allen has asked Megan Riddle, M.D./Ph.D.— a psychiatry resident at the University of Washington and a graduate of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program—to address a woman riddled with anxiety, which she likens to a gnawing feeling of dread.
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Ask Dr. Pat · Health

Ask Dr. Pat: Is hormone replacement therapy dangerous?


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Women who had fulfilling professional and personal lives first, then had children later in life, often find themselves in the menopausal transition with demands for the care of younger children, personal relationships, and work that leaves no time for self care. Find a health care professional who will listen to your symptoms of menopausal syndrome and the narrative of your day-to-day existence and who will work with you to design a plan for evaluation and treatment of your symptoms.

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Emotional Health · Health

Confirmed: Women Over 50 Want More Sex


By Patricia Yarberry Allen

In spite of “recent reports that have highlighted the high prevalence of hypoactive desire disorder in females”—in other words, women who aren’t interested in sex—more women in the Women's Health Initiative "were dissatisfied with their sexual activity because they preferred more rather than less sexual activity.”

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