New Years Resolutions are a set up. We all tend to set lofty goals for ourselves, and eventually we break them (usually within the first month). Keeping that in mind, I have decided to take a new direction. I suggest you do the same. How about making resolutions that you can keep? These are the ones I propose:

I will:

Take at least one spontaneous trip this year
Eat one hot fudge sundae and not feel guilty (this is a good one!)
Make a new friend
Try to learn to speak a new language
Go to the movies once a month
Laugh at least 10 times a day.

Try and find things that are fun and do-able and allow you to be successful.
Since January has been designated as “Cervical Health Awareness Month” by the United States Congress, we want to remind you, that even if you are going through menopause now, or are postmenopausal, you still need to see your gynecologist or primary care clinician for an annual pelvic exam. And even if you have had a hysterectomy – unless your gynecologist has told you otherwise – you still need an exam. This may seem obvious to some of you, but many women over the age of 50 think that a pelvic exam is no longer necessary after they have had their children or completed menopause. This couldn\’t be further from the truth since the risk for getting majority of cancers of the female reproductive tract increases as we age. For more information, go to: and read our book!