Author: Risa C. Doherty

Hallux Rigidus – Dealing With a Stiff Big Toe Arthritis Self-Management

Treatment options for arthritis are not always clear-cut. People who suffer from foot pain and find out that the source is hallux rigidus or “big stiff toe,” a condition which results from a lack of cartilage in the joint, are faced with a myriad of surgical and non-surgical options by podiatrists and surgeons. This article provides a straightforward breakdown of the alternatives.
Hallux_Rigidus (pdf 482kb)

What did you say? Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family, Queens Family, Staten Island Family

  Gone are the days when a parent would threaten to wash a child’s mouth out with soap for using a “four-letter word.” Many of today’s teens and tweens sprinkle their everyday conversation with language our mothers would tell us…

Parents Across The Table: Moms and dads are the new faces of college admissions New York Times (Education Life)

Colleges are inviting parents to join their admissions offices in recruiting prospective students by staffing college fairs, reaching out to local applicants and conducting interviews; tasks once limited to official college representatives and alumni. Some people think it is a great idea,…

Girls ‘Dormify.’ Boys Just Move. NewYork Times: Motherlode - Adventures In Parenting (117 comments)

According to the Urban Dictionary, “dormify” means “to decorate your living space with cool, trendy, hip fashion.” I thought I was up for that, as my children approached their college years. When I pictured what college shopping would be like…

College Applications. No Need for Panic Your Teen

  Parents across America are a summer away from panicking over whether their procrastinating teenagers will submit their college applications on time and whether any of those applications will end with an acceptance. Meanwhile, reports of the latest average incoming…

New book by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg calls for grrrl power Bronx/​Riverdale Family / Brooklyn Family / Long Island Family / Manhattan Family / Queens Family / Staten Island Family

The new book, “Lean In,” is partly anecdotal and partly a rallying cry, intended to encourage women to break free from their innate hesitation to aggressively advance their careers and “step up to the table.” It is a primer with…

Balancing Career and Family: Looking Back 16 Years At Four Female Podiatrists “Trying to Have It All”

Article describes how four women look back on their decisions as to they balanced their lives as podiatrists with their home lives and give advice to young women “trying to have it all.”
Podiatry_Management_Jan-Feb-2013_v3b (pdf 2.1mb)