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3 Questions to Test Your Healthy Nutrition Smarts

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: jleff
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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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A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship

  • Posted on: 23 November 2009
  • By: jleff
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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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Mammography Mayhem

  • Posted on: 19 November 2009
  • By: Sheryl Kraft
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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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The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

  • Posted on: 20 February 2018
  • By: jleff
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When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.
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When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

A (younger) friend of mine recently began having debilitating hot flashes and night sweats. She's in her mid-40s and was caught by surprise when her doctor told her she was beginning her menopause transition.

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How to Avoid Catching the Flu

  • Posted on: 13 February 2018
  • By: jleff
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This is a seriously bad flu season, so check out these tips to avoid catching the flu—and to know what to do if you do get it.
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This is a seriously bad flu season, so check out these tips to avoid catching the flu—and to know what to do if you do get it.

Lately, I've been more paranoid than normal about germs. That's because this is a really scary flu season—one of the worst in a long time. Doctors' offices and hospitals are overwhelmed, and people—even children—are dying.

And despite getting the flu vaccine, some people are still catching the flu. (But it's important to keep in mind that many times when they do, they come down with a milder case than they would otherwise.)

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The 7 Most Important Things to Do Before Visiting Your Health Care Professional

  • Posted on: 6 February 2018
  • By: jleff
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Whether your doctor visit is for a well checkup or something else, preparation and good communication will ensure you get the most from the visit.
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Whether your doctor visit is for a well checkup or something else, preparation and good communication will ensure you get the most from the visit.

Whether your reason is to lose weight, eat better, exercise more or stress less, getting healthier is a top new year's resolution.

But one thing that's often ignored, or forgotten about, is the importance of knowing how to talk to your health care provider. He or she is an important check in making those goals a reality.

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8 Beauty Tips to Help You Fake It

  • Posted on: 23 January 2018
  • By: jleff
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Putting on makeup should not be about hiding your age, but rather enhancing what you have.
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Putting on makeup should not be about hiding your age, but rather enhancing what you have.

I don't know about you, but when I see photos of beauty product models, my first subconscious reaction goes something like this: Oh, she's so beautiful. Why can't I look like that? I want to look like that! I wish I had her smooth skin/lustrous hair/perfect teeth/gorgeous smile.

And chances are I'll buy what she's advertising.

Ah, the power of airbrushing—an easy road to utter perfection.

But that begs the answer to some really important questions: Is this perfection realistic? Is it attainable? Is it distorting the image of what real women look like?

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Why We Overeat

  • Posted on: 15 January 2018
  • By: jleff
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Do you often keep eating even when you know you're not hungry? Find out some reasons why you may be overeating.
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Do you often keep eating even when you know you're not hungry? Find out some reasons why you may be overeating.

Have you ever gotten into that sort of "zone" where you just keep eating without paying attention to your hunger cues?

Read more about 5 Easy Ways to Curb Mindless Snacking.

We all do it. We overeat, despite the fact that we're full; despite the fact that our bodies have had enough.

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The Best Is Yet to Come: Celebrating My 60th Birthday

  • Posted on: 12 January 2018
  • By: helen
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Blogger Judy Freedman celebrates turning 60 by reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead to the next.
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Blogger Judy Freedman celebrates turning 60 by reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead to the next.

There's no more countdown. It's here, it's now. This week I'm celebrating my 60th birthday!

Looking Back on My 50s

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