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The Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70’s

February 4, 2019 3:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Sunday New York Times often drops a gift in my lap – a startling photograph, an engrossing article, an opinion piece that makes me wish I could chat with the author. Yesterday I read “The Joy of Being a Woman in her 70’s” by Mary Pipher, renowned psychologist, and author of Finding Ophelia, about adolescent girls. Her new book, due mid January, deals with another chapter of life, the one I myself have entered (small wonder it caught my eye!) This chapter may bring challenges, yet most women here describe themselves as being in a vibrant and happy life... View Article


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Thanks

December 23, 2018 8:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The holidays are here, a time to reflect on blessings and gratitude. With that in mind I would like to offer a huge shout-out to the caretakers who come into our offices every day. Thank you to the working daughter or son who makes time to bring in a parent so that together the stories of each day are told and heard. “Mom is so much more engaged – I’ve got my mom back!” one patient told me. Yes, and that is thanks to your support and encouragement. Thank you to the neighbor or friend or niece, nephew or cousin... View Article


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Are the Latest Rechargeable Hearing Aids Right For You?

July 1, 2018 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re faced with the prospect of needing hearing aids due to a hearing loss or other hearing impairment, your choices can feel overwhelming. You probably know this. Even if you have a trustworthy audiologist to guide you, it’s never easy and now you find out you have to worry about battery life and how often you’ll have to get your hearing aid batteries replaced. You might even have friends or family members who’ve had a hard time with their hearing aids and how expensive it was just to have new batteries put in on a regular basis. Unless that... View Article


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How Veterans Can Get Help For Hearing Loss

June 30, 2018 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The short answer to the question of how veterans can get help for hearing loss is that many can get access to both free or low-cost audiology services and hearing aids through their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements for hearing services. The VA contracts with many of the major hearing aid manufacturers to provide state-of-the-art hearing aids to veterans at discounted prices. If that’s the case why don’t more veterans get help? “Though almost all people with hearing loss could be helped by hearing aids, only about 20 percent of those who... View Article


Why Cultivating Relationships With Your Patients is Important

June 29, 2018 5:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Twice a month the New York Times Magazine runs an article called Diagnosis. These articles tell the stories of tricky medical cases and read like detective stories. Recently there was the story of a healthy (triathlete) gentleman who had a sudden severe GI problem while traveling in Europe. He was nauseous and unable to eat at all. His daughter, an ER physician, encouraged him to come home. He was worked up at Yale New Haven Hospital. He saw a variety of doctors who did the requisite scans and scopes. Someone suggested that maybe retirement was not agreeing with him. His... View Article


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