Living With Crohn's Disease

  • Posted on: 28 June 2011
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"When my Crohn's is under control, it's the best time of my life," says Nancy Kennedy, a 47-year-old nurse and mother of three, who has been treated for Crohn's disease for nearly 30 years. Kennedy is one of an estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. Receiving a diagnosis just six months after the birth of her first child, Nicole, Kennedy never dreamed that the baby she held in her arms would one day face the very same challenges.

But this mother-daughter duo isn't letting their diagnoses hold them back.

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Informed & Empowered by Donnalyn Giegerich's Story

  • Posted on: 20 January 2010
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Elyse Jankowski, HealthyWomen program assistant

"Less Fear, More Fun" were just a few of the words of wisdom shared yesterday by Donnalyn Giegerich, a dynamic speaker and sarcoma survivor, as she presented on the topic "Passion Is Always in Fashion."

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3 Questions to Test Your Healthy Nutrition Smarts

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: jleff
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I do my best to eat healthy foods, especially as I get older and find out how important it is for my body to run at its peak performance. And I do okay – most of the time. As I've said in the past, it's amazing how most of the time I find my body gravitating toward fresh fruits and veggies and lots of grains, anyway. Give me a salad with lots of colors thrown in, and I'm happy. Give me a steak and mashed potatoes and you'll get the entire plate back, untouched.

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A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship

  • Posted on: 23 November 2009
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I must admit that by the end of October I felt inundated by pink. I'll also admit that all the pink might have made me a bit grouchy. In last week's post I wrote about not being so special just because I survived cancer; that really, we all all survivors of some sort. After all, who hasn't faced difficult situations in their lives?

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Mammography Mayhem

  • Posted on: 19 November 2009
  • By: Sheryl Kraft
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I'm sure by now you've heard about the U.S. Task Force's new standards for breast cancer screening. What I'm not so sure about is if any of us have been able to keep track of what's happening day to day, though. No sooner were these new recommendations made public that women and other groups, like the American Cancer Society, began to push back and question the motives and sanity behind them.

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Tips for a Better Massage

  • Posted on: 19 June 2018
  • By: jleff
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Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.
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Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.

Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they're all facts of life.

And all good reasons to get a massage.

Learn more about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?

It's great to be able to give yourself a massage at home and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it's a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral tool to better health, you'll want to get the most of it.

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Fashionistas Will Love "The Gospel According to André"

  • Posted on: 15 June 2018
  • By: helen
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The Gospel According to André, a documentary about André Leon Talley, directed by Kim Novak, takes you from his humble upbringing in North Carolina to his role as Vogue editor and fashion curator.
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The Gospel According to André, a documentary about André Leon Talley, directed by Kim Novak, takes you from his humble upbringing in North Carolina to his role as Vogue editor and fashion curator.

When I was in college I dreamed about having a career in fashion. I loved clothes, fabrics, sewing and reading the fashion magazines. The September issue of Vogue was like my fashion bible each fall.

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The Healthy Father's Day Gift Guide

  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
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Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? This healthy Father's Day gift guide will appeal to his five senses—and his good health.
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Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? This healthy Father's Day gift guide will appeal to his five senses—and his good health.

Father's Day gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the men in our lives. And since we, as women, outlive men and usually adopt the role as gatekeepers for our families' health, it's the perfect opportunity to take gift giving one step further.

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20 Things to Expect When You're Expecting to Be the Groom's Mother

  • Posted on: 6 June 2018
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What does the mother of the groom go through before, during and after the wedding? A roller coaster of emotions.
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What does the mother of the groom go through before, during and after the wedding? A roller coaster of emotions.

Well, it's been quite a whirlwind.

My son Jonathan and now-wife Caroline's wedding this past weekend seemingly snuck up on us, although the planning started a good 18 months ago. Until the date got really close, it didn't seem like reality (at least not to me).

And then, it suddenly was.

Planning a wedding is a job in and of itself, but when it's all done, it will no doubt leave you with a lifetime of warm and fuzzy feelings and beautiful memories.

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