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Patricia Yarberry Allen

A Rare Breast Cancer Remembered

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I was a 27-year-old surgical intern at New York Hospital in 1976 when I took care of my first patient who died from breast cancer. Mrs. M. was a 40-year-old woman with two young children and a loving husband.

Menopause, Sex And Valentine's Day: Dr. Pat's Notebook

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Valentine's Day month is a great opportunity to try some new tricks to jump start a libido that might be on life support, or to make better use of the juice we know we have.

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: More Bad News

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

The Million Women Study is a British observational study that began in May 1996 and ended in December 2001.

Made Here, Served 600 Miles Away: The Highland Games Dinner

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I volunteered to fly to Michigan on Saturday and prepare a celebratory dinner for the clan--16 of us in all--for that night, after the family would have spent an exhausting day at the Games.

'The Estrogen Dilemma' and the Holy Grail of Menopausal Symptom Management

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

In this past weekend's " New York Times Magazine, Cynthia Gorney, a journalist in her 50s, wrote a passionate essay about the suffering experienced by some women during the perimenopausal transition.

Ask Dr. Pat: a Peri-Menopausal Flood

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Menstrual disorders are one of the most common complaints that women in this part of the menopausal transition experience.

Ask Dr. Pat: What Can I Do About These Hot Flashes?

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

If you're convinced that you'll be tortured by hot flashes and temperature disruptions, then you certainly will be.

How To Begin a New Year at the Start of a New Decade, When Hope is Hard to Find

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

This is the time for the recovery of our best traits: resilience, ingenuity and creativity.

September is Menopause Awareness Month!

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Menopause will define one-half of your life. Decide how you want to live it. How can you be the best you can be?