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How-To Videos
how to inject insulin video How-to Video: Injecting Insulin Step-by-Step
If you, or a loved one, has diabetes and has been prescribed insulin, it's natural to be nervous about injecting insulin for the first time. But, with a little practice you'll discover it only takes a few seconds. Watch our how-to video to help ease your anxiety.
Diabetes Friendly Romantic Dinner for Two Diabetes Friendly Romantic Dinner for Two: Roasted Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze
Staying in for date night? Then you'll love this delicious meal of roasted salmon with a maple-mustard glaze. Chef instructor Jenny Matthau will take you step-by-step through this simple diabetes-friendly recipe, so you'll have dinner on the table in no time.
A Diabetes-Friendly Family Meal video A Diabetes-Friendly Family Meal: Aduki Squash Stew
Are you or is someone in your family living with diabetes? Then you'll love this healthy and simple meal idea, perfect for everyone at the dining table. Chef instructor Jenny Matthau demonstrates how to cook a comforting and filling meal of Aduki Squash Stew.
Simple Tips for Styling Your Hair video Simple Tips for Styling Your Hair
Amanda Cuzzacrea from John Masters Organics Salon in New York City shares three simple tips for styling any type of hair.
Achieving a Youthful Glow at Any Age video Achieving a Youthful Glow at Any Age
Makeup guru Laura Geller shows you how to add color to your skin and define the structure of your face as you age.
Smooth Skin at Any Age with Makeup Guru Laura Geller video Smooth Skin at Any Age with Makeup Guru Laura Geller
Learn tips for evening out your skin tone and looking younger.

Beauty & Anti-Aging
What it's Really Like to Get Botox and Fillers video What it's Really Like to Get Botox and Fillers
Watch as Midlife Matters blogger, Sheryl Kraft, "goes under the needle" and experiences actual cosmetic procedures (Botox injections and Fillers) during a visit with New York City-based dermatologist Arielle Kauvar.
Cosmetic Procedures: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered video Cosmetic Procedures: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered
Renowned board certified dermatologist Dr. Arielle Kauvar answers your most pressing questions about cosmetic procedures, from botox to fillers to lasers.
Celebrity Stylist Nick Arrojo's Top 5 Tips for Maintaining a Youthful Look As You Age video Celebrity Stylist Nick Arrojo's Top 5 Tips for Maintaining a Youthful Look As You Age
New York City-based celebrity hair stylist Nick Arrojo shares his top five tips for maintaining a youthful look.
Simple Tips for Styling Your Hair video Simple Tips for Styling Your Hair
Amanda Cuzzacrea from John Masters Organics Salon in New York City shares three simple tips for styling any type of hair.
Achieving a Youthful Glow at Any Age video Achieving a Youthful Glow at Any Age
Makeup guru Laura Geller shows you how to add color to your skin and define the structure of your face as you age.
Smooth Skin at Any Age with Makeup Guru Laura Geller video Smooth Skin at Any Age with Makeup Guru Laura Geller
Learn tips for evening out your skin tone and looking younger.

Pregnancy & Parenting
Nutrition Tips for New Moms video Nutrition Tips for New Moms
Quick ideas for keeping yourself and your family healthy following the birth of your baby.
Fashion Tips for New Moms video Fashion Tips for New Moms
Discover five easy pieces any new mom can wear as an expert personal shopper gives quick tips for fall fashion. You'll look trendy but classic and ready to go!
Clipping Your Baby's Nails video Clipping Your Baby's Nails
A new mom takes the fear our of clipping your baby's nails.
Postpartum Exercises - New Mom Pilates Moves video Postpartum Exercises - New Mom Pilates Moves
As a new mom it's extremely difficult to find time to exercise. If you want your pre-baby body back, watch this video for ideas and start tackling your postpartum trouble zones today. No gym required -- and these moves can be done with your baby right by your side.
Flying with a Newborn video Flying with a Newborn
Tips from a new mom about flying with a newborn baby.
National Poll on Infant Feeding Shows Mothers Need Support and Want Choice and Education video National Poll on Infant Feeding Shows Mothers Need Support and Want Choice and Education
A national survey reveals the majority of mothers in the United States know breastfeeding is ideal for their babies and themselves but at the same time want the right to decide what works best for them and their families.
Shannon Miller Interview video Shannon Miller Interview
Shannon Miller speaks up about cervical cancer prevention in an interview with HealthyWomen.

Fitness
Shannon Miller on Setting Exercise Goals video Shannon Miller on Setting Exercise Goals
Shannon Miller talks with HealthyWomen, about setting goals to achieve exercise success.
Ramona Braganza - Celebrity Fitness Trainer video Ramona Braganza - Celebrity Fitness Trainer
Celebrity fitness trainer Ramona Braganza shares how she helps her clients Halle Berry, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel, look amazing while filming and tells us how to stay fit during the holidays and beyond.
Postpartum Exercises - New Mom Pilates Moves video Postpartum Exercises - New Mom Pilates Moves
As a new mom it's extremely difficult to find time to exercise. If you want your pre-baby body back, watch this video for ideas and start tackling your postpartum trouble zones today. No gym required -- and these moves can be done with your baby right by your side.

Epilepsy
About Women Succeeding With Epilepsy video About Women Succeeding With Epilepsy
Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, Executive Director of HealthyWomen, talks about "Women Succeeding with Epilepsy," an educational and inspirational program.
Amy W. Part 1: A Child Is Diagnosed With Epilepsy video Amy W. Part 1: A Child Is Diagnosed With Epilepsy
Amy W. tells the story of her son Spencer's birth and the complications that led to an epilepsy diagnosis when he was 3 years old.
Amy W. Part 2: Helping a Child Succeed With Epilepsy video Amy W. Part 2: Helping a Child Succeed With Epilepsy
Amy W. shares what she's learned about epilepsy, how she advocates for her son Spencer and the support systems that help him succeed with epilepsy.
Amy W. Part 3: Living Beyond Epilepsy video Amy W. Part 3: Living Beyond Epilepsy
Amy W. talks about helping her son Spencer live beyond epilepsy, and the questions that she and her husband consider when making parenting decisions.
Veronica C. Part 1: Accepting Your Epilepsy Diagnosis video Veronica C. Part 1: Accepting Your Epilepsy Diagnosis
Veronica C., age 30, talks about getting an epilepsy diagnosis at age 14, managing seizures in high school and learning about epilepsy.
Veronica C. Part 2: Finding a Doctor Who Cares video Veronica C. Part 2: Finding a Doctor Who Cares
Veronica C. explains how she found an epilepsy specialist—called an epileptologist—who helped her achieve her life goals.
Veronica C. Part 3: Freedom From Seizures and Tips for Living on Your Own video Veronica C. Part 3: Freedom From Seizures and Tips for Living on Your Own
Find out how Veronica C. achieved seizure control, and listen to her tips for living on your own with epilepsy.
Women Succeeding with Epilepsy - Introduction video Women Succeeding with Epilepsy - Introduction
The Executive Director of HealthyWomen previews "Women Succeeding with Epilepsy"—an educational and inspirational program and video series.
Women and Epilepsy video Women and Epilepsy
Dr. Blanca Vazquez explains how epilepsy is treated and how it affects women. She is a practicing neurologist and Director of Clinical Trials and Outpatient Services at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Building a Family While Living with Epilepsy, Part 1 video Building a Family While Living with Epilepsy
Hear one woman's inspiring story of how she kept epilepsy from controlling her life.
Helping Children Become Independent Adults, Part 1 video Helping Children Become Independent Adults
As she sends her first-born off to college, a mother looks back at their journey together.
Live Life on Your Terms video Live Life on Your Terms
The Executive Director of HealthyWomen, Heather, Shelley and Dr. Blanca Vazquez share their top tips for living well with epilepsy.

Diabetes
how to inject insulin video How-to Video: Injecting Insulin Step-by-Step
If you, or a loved one, has diabetes and has been prescribed insulin, it's natural to be nervous about injecting insulin for the first time. But, with a little practice you'll discover it only takes a few seconds. Watch our how-to video to help ease your anxiety.
Diabetes Friendly Romantic Dinner for Two Diabetes Friendly Romantic Dinner for Two: Roasted Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze
Staying in for date night? Then you'll love this delicious meal of roasted salmon with a maple-mustard glaze. Chef instructor Jenny Matthau will take you step-by-step through this simple diabetes-friendly recipe, so you'll have dinner on the table in no time.
A Diabetes-Friendly Family Meal video A Diabetes-Friendly Family Meal: Aduki Squash Stew
Are you or is someone in your family living with diabetes? Then you'll love this healthy and simple meal idea, perfect for everyone at the dining table. Chef instructor Jenny Matthau demonstrates how to cook a comforting and filling meal of Aduki Squash Stew.

Chronic Pain
Fibromyalgia: 4 Tips for Healthy Living video Fibromyalgia: 4 Tips for Healthy Living
From fitness to food, learning to live in a healthy way despite your challenging illness can be difficult. Watch "Fibromyalgia: 4 Tips for Healthy Living" featuring Jenni Prokopy, a woman living with the chronic, widespread pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia and learn how 4 small lifestyle changes can make a big impact.
Fibromyalgia: 5 Tips for Traveling Like a Pro video Fibromyalgia: 5 Tips for Traveling Like a Pro
For 5 simple ideas for traveling well in spite of pain, watch "Fibromyalgia: 5 Tips for Traveling Like a Pro in Spite of Pain" featuring Jenni Prokopy, a woman living with the pain and exhaustion of fibromyalgia. Despite her condition, Jenni needs to travel many times throughout the year and, in this video, shares her favorite tips for traveling well.
Fibromyalgia: 3 Strategies for Workplace Success video Fibromyalgia: 3 Strategies for Workplace Success
Juggling a career—and social life, family, and the demands of fibromyalgia—can be challenging. Find the help you need from Jenni Prokopy—a woman living with the chronic, widespread pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Watch as she shares some of her favorite tips for working smart and healthy.
Fibromyalgia: 4 Ways to Support a Loved One video Fibromyalgia: 4 Ways to Support a Loved One
If someone you care about - your friend, girlfriend, spouse or partner - has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or has symptoms and is seeking a diagnosis, there are a few things you can do to help provide support. Watch our video for four tips to supporting a loved one with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia: 5 Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider Before a Diagnosis video Fibromyalgia: 5 Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider Before a Diagnosis
If you think you may have fibromyalgia, it's important to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. Preparing in advance and asking the right questions at your appointment can be a big help. Watch our video for five essential questions to ask your health care provider and get the answers you need.

Bayer contest
Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Megan Hand video Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Megan Hand
Megan Hand, winner of the Bayer Make Your Mark Contest, talks about her idea for a moving art classroom, what she calls an "Art Bus." She talks about the honor of shooting with Annie Leibovitz and how winning the contest will make a difference in her small community outside of Seattle.
Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Molly Risak video Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Molly Risak
Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Molly Risak talks about how she's making her mark in this world, especially for young children embarking on a hospital stay, with her idea for the Oopsy Daisies, a comfy, warm "alternate to a cold, itchy hospital gown" with fun superhero and princess themes.
Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Prairie Rose Free video Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Prairie Rose Free
Bayer Make Your Mark Contest Winner Prairie Rose Free talks her new "Old-Fashioned" idea for a local Brooklyn, NY, ice cream parlor, and how winning the contest will help make her dream a reality.

Birth Control Pill's Impact on Women's Lives
Personal Stories of Empowerment video Personal Stories of Empowerment
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Pill, five accomplished and influential women came together to reflect on the remarkable achievements of women since the introduction of the first birth control pill in 1960. During this intimate conversation, Academy Award winner Hilary Swank; feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem; historian and author Elaine Tyler May; founder and owner of Dermalogica Jane Wurwand; and notable professor and ObGyn Diana Ramos, MD, shared their unique insights about this medical and cultural landmark.
Women in the Workplace video Women in the Workplace
How has birth control changed women in the workforce? Watch Hilary Swank, Gloria Steinem, Elaine Tyler May, Jane Wurwand and ObGyn Diana Ramos share their thoughts to this provocative question.
The Rise of Women's Healthcare video The Rise of Women's Healthcare
Pill? IUD? Patches? See our expert giving an overview of contraceptives over the last 50 years.
What's Next for Women? video What's Next for Women?
What do Hilary Swank and Gloria Steinem think lay ahead for women over the next 50 years?

Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis Introduction video Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Introduction
Hear from Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, Executive Director of HealthyWomen, as she previews "Managing RA: The Strong Woman's Approach"—an educational and inspirational program and video series. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: RA 101 video Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: RA 101
Learn the basics: in this segment, our panel of experts—Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, Executive Director of HealthyWomen, Drs. Pamela Peeke and Vibeke Strand, and RA patient Chaunté Smith—provide an overview of RA including how it occurs, the symptoms that RA patients experience, and advice for living beyond the boundaries of RA. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment video Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
Hear from our experts about how RA is typically diagnosed, treatment approaches, and the importance of seeing a rheumatologist. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Women and RA video Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Women and RA
Our panel of experts hone in on the specific challenges that women face when diagnosed with RA, and offer advice for overcoming those challenges. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Exercise and Lifestyle video Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Exercise and Lifestyle
Obtain smart, strategic approaches to exercise and lifestyle modifications for women with RA. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Example of One Strong Woman's Approach video Realities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Example of One Strong Woman's Approach
Get ready to get inspired, as RA patient Chaunté Smith shares her personal story about triumphantly facing the challenges of living with RA. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Low impact exercises
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Getting Off the Couch video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Getting Off the Couch
Watch and learn as our team share tips and strategies for getting off the couch and putting an exercise plan into action. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ball Crunch video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ball Crunch
Want to find out how to strengthen your abdominal muscles? This video shows you how to do abdominal crunches on a stability ball. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ball Sit video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ball Sit
Work your balance with the use of a stability ball. This video teaches you how to modify the ball sit exercise to match your level of comfort. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ball Chest Stretch video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ball Chest Stretch
Learn how to use a stability ball to loosen and lengthen your biceps and chest muscles. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Bicep Curls video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Bicep Curls
Watch as our team demonstrates how to strengthen your bicep muscles, with or without hand weights. Tips on how to do the exercise if you’re experiencing hand pain are included. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tree Yoga Pose video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tree Yoga Pose
Incorporate yoga into your exercise routine with the Tree Yoga Pose, a popular yoga exercise which strengthens and stretches your leg and hip muscles and builds balance. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.
Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Lunge Yoga Pose video Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Lunge Yoga Pose
Challenge your balance with the Lunge Yoga Pose, which stretches and strengthens the muscles of the chest, back, abdominals and legs. Before starting any fitness program be sure to talk to your doctor.