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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Why We Overeat

  • Posted on: 15 January 2018
  • By: jleff
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Do you often keep eating even when you know you're not hungry? Find out some reasons why you may be overeating.
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Do you often keep eating even when you know you're not hungry? Find out some reasons why you may be overeating.

Have you ever gotten into that sort of "zone" where you just keep eating without paying attention to your hunger cues?

Read more about 5 Easy Ways to Curb Mindless Snacking.

We all do it. We overeat, despite the fact that we're full; despite the fact that our bodies have had enough.

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The Best Is Yet to Come: Celebrating My 60th Birthday

  • Posted on: 12 January 2018
  • By: helen
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Blogger Judy Freedman celebrates turning 60 by reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead to the next.
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Blogger Judy Freedman celebrates turning 60 by reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead to the next.

There's no more countdown. It's here, it's now. This week I'm celebrating my 60th birthday!

Looking Back on My 50s

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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

  • Posted on: 9 January 2018
  • By: jleff
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I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.
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"I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them."

Image [above]: Bella Mi Photography
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This resource is provided by Cologuard

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Why People Give Up on Their Exercise Goals

  • Posted on: 9 January 2018
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Getting fit and healthy are high on the list of New Year's resolutions, but that resolve often doesn't last long. Find out how to stick to your exercise goals.
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Getting fit and healthy are high on the list of New Year's resolutions, but that resolve often doesn't last long. Find out how to stick to your exercise goals.

Getting fit … getting more exercise … going to the gym more often … getting healthy.

Whatever you call it, year after year, it's one of the top New Year's resolutions.

But for all our good intentions, only a small percentage of people actually fulfill this resolution. How do I know this?

  1. Statisticians and researchers have a field day compiling numbers to prove me right. They say 45 percent of people make New Year's resolutions each year, but only 8 percent keep them.

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