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.
Wednesday, May 25th 2016
There is now more support and information out there for new moms who want to breastfeed—as there should be. But what happens when it's time to wean or end your breastfeeding journey?
As much as breastfeeding isn't an automatic process, weaning also isn't automatic for most moms. In rare cases, a baby will stop nursing all on her own, but more often, it's a process.
Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Recently, my colleague Marcia wrote about a frightening experience she had with a retinal tear. Fortunately, she was able to see her ophthalmologist and receive emergency laser treatment to stave off an impending detachment. Her story had a happy ending, because she was proactive and didn't take a wait-and-see attitude.
Friday, May 20th 2016
Your preteen spends a lot of time on the computer playing games and chatting online with friends. Your teen continually texts and posts pictures. Your family sits with the TV on and everyone busily tapping on their phones, tablets or laptops. Even at dinner or on vacation, you pull out your smartphone to check on work. We're all guilty.