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Monday, Mar 10th 2014
I've had more colds the past few months then I've had for the last five years combined. And it seems that all around me, people are sneezing, coughing and blowing their (very red) noses.
What gives? Just why are so many people sick?
It's not that everyone is walking outside with wet hair or getting chilled. Those are old wives tales, after all.
Tuesday, Mar 04th 2014
Reading some comments in response to last week's post about the attempts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra made me aware that although there are many women who are eagerly awaiting such a drug, there are many others who would not consider a drug to boost their libido.
Tuesday, Feb 25th 2014
If you're a woman experiencing a diminishing libido, you might be waiting anxiously for what men have enjoyed since 1998: your own version of Viagra.
For men, the little blue pill—Viagra (or other brands of erectile dysfunction medicine)—may be a familiar part of their medical arsenal, but for women, their own pink pill is still just a dream.
Wednesday, Feb 19th 2014
Emerging health issues and concerns might make us feel a bit more vulnerable than ever before.
Tuesday, Feb 11th 2014
A friend of mine, who loved to travel but couldn't when her children were younger, once told me she made herself feel better by saying, "It's not my decade." Once her children grew, she went on a tear around the world.
Monday, Feb 03rd 2014
The other night, I slapped my husband. No, not hard and awful in a mean-spirited way, just a slap on the wrist. I'd had enough. The sound of his cracking knuckles had officially driven me over the edge (for the umpteenth time) and my hand just flew out reflexively toward his.
"Why do you always have to do that?"
"It just feels good."
It takes a lot of patience to sit next to someone who loves to crack their knuckles.
Tuesday, Jan 28th 2014
When my grandmother was alive, she always kept a neatly folded piece of paper in her wallet. It contained a list of all the medications she took. I remember looking at it one time and being shocked at the sheer length of the list.
Wednesday, Jan 22nd 2014
As if the recent controversy about vitamins and supplements (http://www.healthywomen.org/content/blog-entry/scoop-taking-multivitamins) isn't enough to confuse you, when was the last time you took a good, hard look at a label wrapped around a vitamin or supplement bottle?
My guess? Probably never.
Tuesday, Jan 14th 2014
Many of us wrestle with whether or not we should take a daily multivitamin. And recent news reports may have left some of us more undecided than ever. Here's the scoop on taking multivitamins from an interview with Duffy MacKay, ND, vice president of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Q. We're reading in the news that multivitamins are unnecessary; in fact, they may even cause harm.
Monday, Jan 06th 2014
If there's one thing you can count on, it's the disorder that hits many of us at this time of the year. Holiday festivities are behind us, and winter looms with its colder temperatures and shorter days with limited (if any) hours of sunlight.
Feeling sad? You're not alone. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, severely affects an estimated 14 million American adults, while 33 million feel some degree of it. Yet, it's infrequently treated.