womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Oct 30th 2012

Want to Solve a Problem? Sleep on It

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You snooze, you lose?

Not necessarily.

We've oftentimes pampered ourselves with that certain kind of "indulgence": a few stolen minutes of shut-eye come late morning, early afternoon or whenever we need an extra surge of energy. While not putting us into a deep slumber, it's just enough to wake us up feeling refreshed and reenergized.

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Thursday, Oct 25th 2012

Breast Cancer: What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Few diseases elicit as many emotions as breast cancer. We all know someone who has dealt with it; we all fear it and feel powerless over it. But despite some contributing factors like family history, toxins in the environment and too many unknowns about what else might cause it to develop, there are some things that can be controlled.

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Monday, Oct 22nd 2012

Don't Be Tricked by Tempting Halloween Candies

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

We all know the heaping bowls of Halloween candy can be a lot scarier than the little spooks and goblins that appear at our doors on Halloween night. So, which candies are the best and which the worst if you're trying to avoid excess calories?

The American Council on Exercise offers its bad and better choices, but the advice comes with a warning: Remember, it's "better" candy, not nutritious food, so don't eat excessive amounts of any candy.

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Tuesday, Oct 16th 2012

6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Flu shot - check. Wash hands often - check. Get enough sleep - who, me??

I try to do all I can to avoid spending the winter months sidelined with a cold or the flu; I really do. But sometimes despite my best efforts, colds happen.

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Monday, Oct 15th 2012

Act With Love and Make Breast Cancer History this October

Looking for a cause to get behind this October? Naz Sykes, the executive director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, shares information about her organization's important new initiative and how you can get involved:

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Tuesday, Oct 09th 2012

5 Healthy Hydration Soothers

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's good to know that so many of you are avid water drinkers. My recent post about how much water we really need to drink bore that out (thanks to all of you who weighed in!).

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Friday, Oct 05th 2012

Covering My 50 Shades of Gray with Hair Color Expert Brad Johns

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As a young child in the '60s, Brad Johns spent a lot of time tinkering with toy trolls. Using food coloring, he spent hours transforming the tiny dolls' hair from pink to green, blue to yellow and every color in between. His fascination with hair color followed him to New York City, where Johns, an acting student at NYU, treated a steady flow of fellow dorm students to similar transformations.

A hair colorist was born.

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