It’s still shocking for her many fans and even her detractors that Joan River’s acerbic wit will not be heard live again. The famous comedienne died unexpectedly from complications during a simple endoscopy procedure to evaluate her vocal cords because of a raspy voice. Her procedure was done at Yorkville Endoscopy, an accredited New York City surgical center that is now under investigation by the New York State Health Department.
Michelle Obama’s willingness to break with tradition and bare her toned and muscled upper arms even at formal events has put a new national focus on this often troublesome part of the body. As we age, fat pockets often settle here, while skin loses its elasticity and tends to sag. The resulting “bat wings” can be embarrassing and may limit the clothes many women choose to wear.