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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Do These 5 Things to Get Healthy and Fit

  • Posted on: 19 September 2017
  • By: jleff
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Nix the unrealistic goals and the highly restrictive diets. Instead, think about small steps and lifestyle changes to get you fit and healthy.
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Nix the unrealistic goals and the highly restrictive diets. Instead, think about small steps and lifestyle changes to get you fit and healthy.

In an ideal world, every day you'd eat healthy and wholesome foods, get enough exercise and have plenty of energy to spare.

But life happens, and it has a way of getting in the way of being healthy and fit. Somehow, by the time you get around to making and keeping those plans to work out and eat right, it's half past never.

That doesn't mean you should give up on living a healthy lifestyle. Here's how to make yourself a priority.

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Honoring World Alzheimer's Month: Keeping the Brain Healthy

  • Posted on: 15 September 2017
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Learn how to recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia and how to delay onset with advice from Dr. Michelle Braun, neuropsychologist and Alzheimer's expert.
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Learn how to recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia and how to delay onset with advice from Dr. Michelle Braun, neuropsychologist and Alzheimer's expert.

I read The New York Times blog called The New Old Age, written by Paula Span. This week, Paula introduced herself in a story behind the story column. She writes, "With more than 20 percent of the American population projected to be over 65 by the year 2030, per the Census Bureau, I'm unlikely to run out of material." In fact, she says the list of subjects she hopes to  tackle keeps lengthening.

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Weight-Lifting Myths

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
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Strength training's benefits reach way beyond a toned body. It can help you avoid injury and can fight many effects of aging, such as bone loss and memory loss.
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Strength training's benefits reach way beyond a toned body. It can help you avoid injury and can fight many effects of aging, such as bone loss and memory loss.

Want to get—and stay—healthy?

A healthy lifestyle is more than just eating right, getting aerobic activity and logging plenty of restorative sleep.

It should also include strength training.

Strength training's benefits reach way beyond aesthetics: Sure, it can rev up your metabolism, reduce body fat and, in turn, increase your body's lean mass.

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These New Books Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

  • Posted on: 8 September 2017
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If you're looking for new beginnings, these new books may help you reinvent yourself.

It's been many years since I've had kids at home who are starting a new school year, yet come September I always think about new beginnings.

The past month my mailbox has been filled with new books that can help you reinvent yourself and make positive changes. Since it's September (can you believe it), I thought I'd share a few of the titles that resonated with me, in the hope that they may resonate with you too.

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