Citymeals on Wheels 27th Annual Power Lunch for Women

“It’s time to help people. Not only cure diseases. Both matter.” —Dr. Patricia Wexler  Friday, November 15th is National Philanthropy Day—and the week before Citymeals-on-Wheels hosts its 27th annual Power Lunch for Women (November 22nd). It seems like the perfect moment to bring attention to this organization, which has been close to Dr. Wexler’s heart for over a decade.Read More >


Beautiful skin you won’t want to mask

If the skin on your body is prone to blemishes, bumps, or dry spots, consider a body mask to help your skin become more radiant. There are a few ingredients to look out for: kaolin clay fights oil, lactic acid smooths the surface of the skin, and natural oils are a great source of hydration. For dry patches or other trouble spot treatments, apply the mask to the area, then cover with a warm, damp towel for 5 minutes before washing it off.Read More >


Loving the Mad Fifties

“If I could live in any era, it would be 1955-1965 in America. I love everything, from the dresses to the culture, the cars to the humor. My favorite TV show is I Love Lucy, but I also enjoy modern interpretations of the time, like Mad Men.  Two completely different takes on the 50s and 60s, but both rewarding and true in their own way.” — Dr.Read More >


Looking for some last-minute summer reading?

If you're looking for some last-minute summer reading, Dr. Howe has some advice for you: “I am an insatiable reader, and one of my favorite bookstores to visit is New York City’s The Strand. Not only do they have 18 miles of books, they also have a manager there known as “The Oracle of the Strand.” Ben (The Oracle) has been managing the fiction section for almost 35 years, so he can help you find anything, and he can recommend anything.Read More >


Celebrate National Poetry Month with Philip Larkin

For National Poetry Month, we asked Dr. Howe to select a poem that has touched him. This was his reply: “The Trees” The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief.   Is it that they are born again And we grow old? No, they die too. Their yearly trick of looking new Is written down in rings of grain.Read More >


Head and Heart: Dr. Howe’s dermatology beginnings

“I went to medical school in southern California in the late 80s. This was during the first years of the AIDS crisis, before highly effective treatments for the disease were available. And no where was that tragic situation more evident than in dermatology. Because of their compromised immune systems, AIDS patients would come into the ER with florid, exaggerated versions of skin diseases which before would have been mere rashes.Read More >


Norman Mailer and Book Row

“If you’re interested in something classic—and a bit controversial—you should pick up Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead. When I was a little girl, my father’s bookshop on Book Row—12st street and 6th Avenue, near Broadway. Today all that remains of Book Row is The Strand, but back then, there were dozens of bookstores and printers. I used to help out in the shop—cataloguing and restocking books, ringing up the register, you name it.Read More >