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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Thursday, Apr 17th 2014

How to Make Your Life Even More Fabulous

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN

Today I took part in a satellite media tour to help women learn how to #FeelGreatLookGreat. If you missed out—bummer—it’s OK. Here is a recap of what I covered. After all, every woman deserves this inside knowledge! 

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Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014

Is This Really the Reason My Daughter Won’t Sleep Through the Night?

authored by Vera Sizensky

Clean diaper, full belly, peaceful white noise, the softest pajamas on the planet and the scent of soothing lavender after a calming bath—she should be sleeping, but Lena, my 7 1/2-month-old, is working the night shift. When my daughter wakes in the middle of the night, I always assume it’s because one of the perfect sleep ingredients listed above has gone awry.

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Monday, Apr 14th 2014

The Easiest Ways to Feel and Look Great This Spring

authored by The Editors of HealthyWomen

Time for spring cleaning! Except rather than focusing on your cluttered closet, we'd like you to focus on yourself. This Thursday, April 17, Beth Battaglino, RN and CEO of HealthyWomen.org, kicks off a satellite media tour to share several small lifestyle tweaks that will help you feel great and look great this spring.

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Thursday, Apr 10th 2014

5 Sneaky Signs of Diabetes

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Several of my good friends just passed the big 5-0 milestone, and, if they're like me, they may start noticing some health problems they hadn't seen before. Some issues, like not being able to see the dinner menu without reading glasses, are often viewed as merely minor annoyances. 

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