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April 2023 Volume 11


Mitzi's Message

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to reflect on stress's impact on our lives and find ways to manage it. As women, we often juggle multiple responsibilities, including work, family, and personal obligations, which can lead to increased stress levels. Therefore, we must prioritize our well-being and find ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.


Self-care is one way to take action to reduce stress. By taking steps to care for ourselves, we reinforce the message that, as the commercial says, we are worth it. And it's a great message to model for our children as well. It's about putting your oxygen mask on before helping others put on theirs.


Our newest podcasts illustrate some ways we can incorporate self-care into our lives. For example, exercise is a great stress reliever and essential to our overall health. In addition, caring for our skin can provide confidence and help us better reflect how we feel on the inside. We also talked with the author of a book literally called Taking Care of You, which is filled with wonderful recommendations on lifestyle activities that can promote well-being, reduce stress, and more.


I also invite you to check out some of our previous podcasts on mindfulness and using music to change our mood

Stress is a part of life, but it doesn't have to control our lives. Everyone feels overwhelmed at one time or another, so if that’s the case, reaching out to a mental health professional is an important consideration. If you are in crisis, call 988 for immediate help or go to the Suicide and Crisis Hotline to learn more.


Let's make stress awareness a priority this month and beyond.


 Wishing you the best of health,


Mitzi Krockover, MD

Skin Deep Part 1: What you need to know about Skin Care

We chat with renowned dermatologist and skincare expert, Dr. Monica K. Li, to discuss the latest techniques and tips for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin as we age. In this episode, Dr. Li offers advice on how to maintain skin health through daily regimens and lifestyle changes.

Skin Deep Part 2: What you need to know about Cosmetic Dermatology

We’re joined by renowned dermatologist Dr. Monica K. Li to discuss the latest advancements in cosmetic dermatology, including Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and  laser therapy. We also address concerns specific to women of color and offer advice on how to choose a practitioner.

What You Need to Know to Start Strength Training

Strength training can help prevent muscle and bone loss, increase metabolism and generally make us feel more confident in our own body. And it’s never too late – or too early – to start. Our guest, Nathan Michaels, an LA-based personal trainer, shares tips on starting a safe and effective strength training program, as well as advice on sleep and nutrition. Tune in for strategies on getting stronger and healthier while having fun.

Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman's Guide to Better Health

Do you ever wish you had a guidebook that could help you learn more about your health and how to navigate the healthcare system? Well, good news, in this episode we talk to Kanwal L Haq, MS, Medical Anthropologist, Co-Author of Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman's Guide to Better Health, which is a book that does just that. Hear more about the key themes and insights from her book, including the importance of self care, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, as well as the ways you can take an active role in your own health and well being.

Featured Article: Strength Training for Woman

Learn how strength training can benefit women of all ages and fitness levels. This article explores the physical and mental benefits of strength training, how to get started, and tips for a successful strength training routine. Additionally, it offers advice on how to find a personal trainer that aligns with your fitness goals and needs. If you're new to strength training, don't worry, this guide will help you get started safely and with confidence.


Global Study on Menopause Impact On the Workplace

SRI International and Lisa Health are conducting a global study to characterize the experience of menopause at work. The study team includes noted menopause researchers Dr. Fiona Baker and Dr. Massimiliano de Zambotti.

Your participation will help to make this study the most extensive global study of the impacts menopause has on working women and employers.

Click below to take the survey.

April 19th, 2023, FemTech Expo: Consumer Health and Digital Therapeutics

The Women of Wearables (WOW) innovation showcase and pitching program brings together the brightest minds from around the world to solve some of the most pressing challenges in women's health. From cutting-edge technology to groundbreaking research, FemTech Expo is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in driving innovation and bringing solutions to unmet needs in healthcare and, in particular, women’s health space.

Register for this series of dynamic and informative experiences that will inspire and educate.

Every month, WOW will invite the 10 most innovative companies to present their work and showcase their innovations.

Join the challenge: Finding Calm with BTPG

Are you looking for ways to manage stress in your life? Look no further than the Beyond the Paper Gown Finding Calm Challenge! In recognition of April being Stress Awareness Month, this challenge is designed to help you learn new techniques and strategies to cope with stress and improve your overall well-being.

With daily prompts and activities, you'll be guided through a 10 step journey of self-discovery and growth. Don't let stress take over your life. Join the Beyond the Paper Finding Calm Challenge today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you!

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Quotable Women

“Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”

- Beyoncé

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