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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Monday, Feb 08th 2016

Your Wardrobe Essentials Shopping List

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you read my last post, Closet Cleaning 101, then chances are—maybe?—you've attacked your closet and gotten rid of what you don't need or no longer wear. I have semi-attacked mine, stopping short when the difficulty of parting with certain so-called "important" items became too distressing.

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Thursday, Feb 04th 2016

Yoga, Anyone? Or Maybe, Everyone? 


authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Does it seem like everyone you know is doing yoga? Well, not everyone, but the numbers are rapidly rising—and with good reason.

Yoga is a form of exercise that nearly anyone can do, with very little equipment, and it improves strength, balance, flexibility and overall physical and mental well-being.

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Monday, Feb 01st 2016

Is There Sugar Hiding in Your Food?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As if we didn't already know it, a lot of us are eating too much sugar. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Americans eat, on the average, about 20 teaspoons a day, with teens and men consuming the most. That adds up to an average daily calorie count of 335 for men, 230 for women, 362 for boys and 282 for girls.

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Friday, Jan 29th 2016

How to Prevent a Fall

authored by Judy Freedman

One of the reasons I study and practice yoga is to maintain my balance during my life after 50. We do poses to improve our balance on two feet with poses such as "Warrior" and on one foot with poses such as "Tree." Being better balanced can help prevent falls as we age.

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