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
  • By: jleff
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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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Key Ways to Get the Sleep You Need (When Your Routine Gets Messed Up)

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
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Try these sleep tips the next time your normal routine gets interrupted, so you can get the sleep your body needs.
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Try these sleep tips the next time your normal routine gets interrupted, so you can get the sleep your body needs.

While spontaneity is fun and can perk up an otherwise humdrum life, the fact remains that most of us are creatures of habit. We live a fairly scheduled life, and that includes wake times, meal times and when we turn in for the night.

So, what happens when our normal routine changes? I can bet with some certainty that even if you're one of the most organized and disciplined people around, your routine got thrown off during the holidays—an abbreviated work schedule topped off with lots of leisure and celebration time. And I can also bet that your sleep suffered.

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This Resolution Could Save a Life

  • Posted on: 11 January 2017
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January is National Blood Donor Month because winter is a critical time for blood and platelet donations. Can you resolve to give blood this year?
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January is National Blood Donor Month because winter is a critical time for blood and platelet donations. Can you resolve to give blood this year?

It's possible you've already made some New Year's resolutions, like losing weight, exercising more, procrastinating less and having more fun. But it's not too late to roll up a sleeve and add another resolution to the list: one that could be help save a life—or up to three lives—each time you do it.

January is National Blood Donor Month, which the Red Cross began in 1970 to help increase blood and platelet donations during the winter months when it's more difficult to keep up with the demand.

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8 Ways to Fail at Your New Year's Resolutions

  • Posted on: 9 January 2017
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Many of us make the same New Year's resolutions year after year. Here are some popular resolutions and why they may fail.
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Many of us make the same New Year's resolutions year after year. Here are some popular resolutions and why they may fail.

Want to make 2017 better than 2016?

Yeah, I thought so. This past year has been so tough on so many fronts. I dare not touch on them specifically—I like to stay out of controversy's way—but I have no doubt that you'll agree.

Have you made any new resolutions? I stopped making them years ago. That's because I began to notice that the same themes kept cropping up. I simply got bored with the repetition.

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From the Expert: Beautiful Beauty Tips for Post-50 Women

  • Posted on: 9 January 2017
  • By: helen
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It's all about the skin care when it comes to beauty tips for older women. Think cream, cream and more cream.
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It's all about the skin care when it comes to beauty tips for older women. Think cream, cream and more cream.

In my last post, I shared highlights about my post-50 beauty makeover. It was a fun experience. After the makeover, I interviewed Nordstrom beauty stylist Lorraine Parker to find out more beauty tips for post-50 women.

I'm delighted to share her answers to my questions, and I hope you find Lorraine's advice helpful.
 

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