Tuesday, Jun 28th 2011

Living With Crohn's Disease

"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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Tuesday, Jan 26th 2010

You’re Never Done Being a Parent

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Well, here I am, an empty-nester. Again. Sons move out, sons move back in. Then out again.

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Wednesday, Jan 20th 2010

Informed & Empowered by Donnalyn Giegerich's Story

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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Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2009

3 Questions to Test Your Healthy Nutrition Smarts

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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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Monday, Nov 23rd 2009

A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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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Thursday, Nov 19th 2009

Mammography Mayhem

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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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Friday, May 22nd 2015

5 Ways to Enjoy a Pain-Free Vacation

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You've looked forward to it all year … researched, planned and anticipated. It's finally here—vacation time!

And you're determined not to let anything ruin it.

Unfortunately, no matter how meticulously you plan, there are a lot of things that can derail a vacation. Some are simply out of your control—like delayed flights, lost luggage and perhaps the most infamous of all—the weather.

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Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia

authored by Vera Sizensky

Pregnancy comes with many symptoms and side effects—morning sickness, exhaustion, cravings, mood swings, thicker hair and even sensitivity to smells. While these are generally normal, others may be cause for concern and even a sign of a pregnancy-related condition such as preeclampsia. 

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Wednesday, May 20th 2015

How to Maintain Beautiful Hair as You Age (Courtesy of the Late, Great Whitney Houston)

by Arar Han

More hair in the drain? Dry and frizzy hair that just won't behave?

Aging hair can be a pain. Let's talk about how to take care of it—with some Whitney Houston inspiration. You can do a lot to make your beautiful mane extend beyond that "One Moment in Time!"

"All At Once"

We all know about going gray, but hair loss is thought of as something only men have to worry about, right?

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