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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Tuesday, Sep 30th 2014

So You Think You Can't...Find a Reason to Drink Coffee?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you miss National Coffee Day, which was yesterday?

Me, too. 

Bummer! I could have scored a free cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's, Peet's and other places. 

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Friday, Sep 26th 2014

The Yogi's Way to a Good Night's Sleep

authored by Judy Freedman

Catching my nightly Z's has been getting more challenging during my life after 50. What about you? Is your mind racing when your head hits the pillow? Still experiencing menopausal night sweats? Is your body exhausted?

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Thursday, Sep 25th 2014

3 Things You May Not Know About Botox

Sure, you likely know someone who has had a Botox treatment to erase wrinkles. But what do you really know about this multipurpose medical treatment?

Researchers have looked at botulinum toxin, from which Botox is made, for more than 100 years. The protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinumm was first studied as the cause of botulism, an illness people sometimes get from improperly prepared meats.

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