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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Tuesday, Jun 21st 2016

5 Easy Ways to Have Your Healthiest Summer Ever

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The June solstice, the official start of the summer season, made its arrival yesterday. When the sun set close to 8:34 PM on the East Coast, it was the culmination of the longest day—and the shortest night—of the year.

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Tuesday, Jun 14th 2016

Flip-Flops Are Bad for Politicians—and for Your Feet

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Are you getting as weary as I am of this (rather endless) presidential race, full of drama, blaming, shaming and its usual share of flip-flops?

But the good news is that we can distract ourselves with beautiful, warm weather (finally)!

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Monday, Jun 13th 2016

My Post-50 Yoga Journey: Time to Celebrate Accomplishments

authored by Judy Freedman

"How do you feel?" asked my teacher B, after I concluded my final one-hour practice teaching to become a yoga instructor. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all that I had accomplished during the past 16 months of YTT 200 training at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Camden, NJ.

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Thursday, Jun 09th 2016

4 Mommy-and-Me Total Body Workouts

by Melanie Darnell

It can be hard to find time to exercise when you have kids. However, when you become a mom it's more important than ever to take care of your body—and that means finding time to exercise.

Believe it or not, that doesn't mean spending hours at a gym; it just means finding time to move! A little something is better than nothing. Your workouts can be more fun when they double as playtime with your children.

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