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Fighting Off Heat Stroke at ‘The Bates Motel’

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

I told Steve, the motel’s front-desk clerk, that I’d be sleeping in the back of my SUV, since the chemical and tobacco stench in Room 209 was intolerable. He offered me a suddenly available room on the third floor. I thanked him and declined.

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Family Fitness Month—TIME TO SHAPE UP

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

The backbreaking part of my reinvention is over now, and I have used the start of the New Year in 2014 to take stock of my health. I am shocked at my loss of flexibility, loss of balance, loss of muscle tone. Some of my family members have fallen off the fitness wagon as well.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Flu Shots for All!

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does NOt preferentially recommend any specific vaccine over the others, but DOES recommend that EVERYONE 6 months of age and older (including pregnant women) receive a flu vaccination, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease by the Numbers (Good and Bad)

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen is a collaborative physician. This week, she asks cardiologist Timothy C. Dutta to lay out the startling, research-backed numbers showing the impact of the lifestyle choices of Americans on their risk of heart disease.

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News

An Open Letter from Dr. Pat

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

At today's almost-annual WVFC fund-raiser, we'll be spotlighting the energy and vision that have made Women’s Voices for Change into your online magazine, but we'll also be celebrating—more than anything—you, our readers.

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Health

Spartan-Racing in Velvet Shoes

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

"Wearing my red three-quarter-length Akris red spring coat, my Josephine & Laurentina gray fur scarf over their fabulous black, thin-wool turtleneck, and Leggiadro gray wool stretch Capri pants with my favorite Stubbs & Wootton velvet shoes, I joined the other Lunatic to test my endurance. If they carried me out on a stretcher, at least I would be well dressed."

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