Tuesday, Jun 28th 2011
"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.
Wednesday, Jan 20th 2010
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."
Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2009
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.
Monday, Nov 23rd 2009
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?
Thursday, Nov 19th 2009
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.
Monday, Nov 30th 2015
You probably already know that strength training and building muscle has a lot of health and other benefits. It helps increase bone density and decrease the risk of osteoporosis. It helps control your weight and helps you look and feel better.
But there's another muscle—a hidden one—that many women often neglect to strengthen. Exercising this one isn't about fending off osteoporosis or having Michelle Obama's sinewy, toned arms.
Monday, Nov 23rd 2015
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to be especially kind to those who care for aging family members. Many of those who are family caregivers are boomer women, sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their kids. They give, give, give to loved ones, while often sacrificing their own needs.
The Life of a Family Caregiver
Tuesday, Nov 17th 2015
Going through menopause means a lot of things to a lot of women. While many parts of the "transition" are individual (for instance, my sister suffered nary a hot flash while I was continually bathed in sweat), one universal truth is this: our bodies change.
Tuesday, Nov 17th 2015
If you're feeling confused about mammograms and what type of schedule to stick to, you're not alone.
It seems that every time new guidelines come out, little time passes before those guidelines change once again. And it's not uncommon to find differing opinions from different organizations, which only makes the issue that much more bewildering.
The latest shift comes from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Why can't everyone be on the same page?