None Dare Call it Normal

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None Dare Call it Normal The email landed in my box with a nearly audible thud. Dear Stella, It’s time for your online follow-up visit to the Brain Health Registry! Just like your first visit, you’ll be asked to update your information by answering questionnaires and re-taking brain tests. Your participation is vital to furthering the […]

DNA and Democracy

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DNA and Democracy I have just published my new book: DINA: Nature’s Case For Democracy. In it, I describe how democracy preceded humans by about two billion years. Of course, we don’t call it democracy in nature. We call the beings that practice democracy by their common names like bees and tigers and trees and […]

Drugs after 60 – And Not The Fun Kind

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Drugs after 60 – And Not The Fun Kind I react badly to most medications – sometimes badly enough to warrant a MedWatch report to FDA. A bit ironic, given that I spent my career in biotech writing submissions to FDA for product approvals. But knowing what I do about medical regulation, it did not […]

Schroedinger’s Breast

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Schroedinger’s Breast: Welcome to Mammogram-O-Rama When the mammogram center called the week after my scan, I knew it was not good news. Those folks don’t ring you up to say hi. “Your scan shows calcifications,” the woman said. “We need you to come in to see if we can resolve your case. We’d like you to […]

Let She Who Grows Her Chin Hairs

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Let She Who Grows Her Chin Hairs Cast the First Stone I have had it up to here with women who critique other women’s appearance—and that includes me. I was totally judgmental when I first saw the photos of Madonna from the 2023 Grammys. Her  look provoked an uncanny valley reaction: Madonna seemed to me […]

Please Stop Apologizing for Contacting Me

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Please Stop Apologizing for Contacting Me Dear Women 50+, It doesn’t take more than a few clicks to find publications aimed at women over 50 years of age. My first try brings me to “15 Over 50 Magazines & Publications.” The next article is from the Guardian informing me about the “rise of older female […]

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