womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Q&A With a Tick

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Each year, about 300,000 people in the United States will catch Lyme disease. Here's how to not be one of them.

Ticks may be tiny, but don't let their diminutive stature fool you: they can prove to be powerful foes.

Although most tick bites aren't harmful, disease does lurk within these insects, scientifically classified as Arachnida, a group that also includes spiders.

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Friday, May 22nd 2015

5 Ways to Enjoy a Pain-Free Vacation

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You've looked forward to it all year … researched, planned and anticipated. It's finally here—vacation time!

And you're determined not to let anything ruin it.

Unfortunately, no matter how meticulously you plan, there are a lot of things that can derail a vacation. Some are simply out of your control—like delayed flights, lost luggage and perhaps the most infamous of all—the weather.

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Wednesday, May 20th 2015

How to Maintain Beautiful Hair as You Age (Courtesy of the Late, Great Whitney Houston)

by Arar Han

More hair in the drain? Dry and frizzy hair that just won't behave?

Aging hair can be a pain. Let's talk about how to take care of it—with some Whitney Houston inspiration. You can do a lot to make your beautiful mane extend beyond that "One Moment in Time!"

"All At Once"

We all know about going gray, but hair loss is thought of as something only men have to worry about, right?

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Monday, May 18th 2015

Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As we move merrily along into our so-called midlife, it's not uncommon to feel pesky, everyday aches and pains from things like headaches, back pain, arthritis, sciatica … the list goes on.

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Sunday, May 17th 2015

Celebrate Women's Health Month by Caring for Yourself

authored by Judy Freedman

May is Women's Health Month, so if you haven't done anything to take care of yourself this month, then I ask you to take a moment to stop, breathe and be.

My yoga teacher N sometimes reminds us that “we are all human beings and that we should spend more time being instead of constantly doing.”

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Thursday, May 14th 2015

The 10 Biggest Sunscreen Mistakes

authored by Sheryl Kraft


If you want to drastically cut your risk of developing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, then you have to use sunscreen, plain and simple.

But is it always that simple? It can be, but many people are making major mistakes when it comes to protecting themselves from the sun's dangerous UVA and UVB rays. 

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Friday, May 08th 2015

IRIS: A Delightful Documentary About Style Maven Iris Apfel

authored by Judy Freedman

I've always adored the style-maven Iris Apfel. I've followed her flamboyant fashions and oversized iconic eyewear since I was in college in the '70s. As a student of textile and clothing design, it was a treat to see what avant-garde outfit and costume jewelry Iris was wearing on the fashion pages or around the streets of New York City.

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Tuesday, May 05th 2015

Why Second Opinions Count

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Actress Rita Wilson, who recently announced her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent double mastectomy, did the right thing when she sought out a second opinion. And doing so might have saved her life.

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Sunday, May 03rd 2015

An Eye-Opening Day at the Women in the World Summit

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Apr 28th 2015

Breast Cancer: The Good, the Bad, the Confusing

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The good news is that cases of breast cancer in the United States, which had been increasing for more than two decades, began dropping around the turn of the century and have continued to do so. It's thought that the main reason for this decrease is the decline in the use of hormone therapy after menopause.

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