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Retired Clark County couple stay active, engaged with hobbies

The Columbian September 27, 2022
Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., discusses how older adults can stay active in retirement: "Older adults who maintain purpose have a more successful aging trajectory. In the U.S., for a lot of people, work is what they do. They don’t have a lot of hobbies. Those who have had a lot of hobbies are much more successful in retirement"

New Study Shows Covid Vaccines Can Temporarily Alter Menstrual Cycle

The New York Times September 27, 2022
An international research study led by Alison Edelman, M.D., builds on prior work that first identified an association between COVID-19 vaccines and menstrual cycle changes. She says: “Menstruation is woefully understudied, which is troubling considering it is a key indicator of fertility and overall health. We hope our findings further validate what so many individuals reported experiencing and allow health care professionals to provide patients with better care and clinical recommendations."

Parents of Donor-Conceived Children Face New Calls for Candor

The Wall Street Journal September 24, 2022
In a Wall Street Journal article on donor-conceived children, Paula Amato, M.D., says the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is assembling a task force to assess ways to educate pediatricians and other medical professionals on how to discuss the value of early disclosure with parents.
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