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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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A Storyteller With Breast Cancer Shares Her Stories

  • Posted on: 20 October 2017
  • By: helen
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Antoinette Truglio Martin, a writer and storyteller with stage IV breast cancer, shares her stories in an essay titled "One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories."
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Antoinette Truglio Martin, a writer and storyteller with stage IV breast cancer, shares her stories in an essay titled "One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories."

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm pleased to bring you an essay written by Antoinette Truglio Martin, the author of an inspiring memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. 

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A Glimpse of Wellness From the Global Wellness Summit 2017

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017
  • By: jleff
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Improve your health and wellness with these tips for making healthy lifestyle choices from blogger Sheryl Kraft, who attended the Global Wellness Summit 2017.
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Improve your health and wellness with these tips for making healthy lifestyle choices from blogger Sheryl Kraft, who attended the Global Wellness Summit 2017.

It's not often I get to immerse myself along with 500-plus others to hear international thought and industry leaders discuss the past, present and future state of health and wellness.

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HealthyWomen Contributing Writer to Participate in Global Wellness Roundtable

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: jleff
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HealthyWomen Contributing Writer Sheryl Kraft will participate in the Global Wellness Summit and be part of a media roundtable discussing health news and discerning what's real.
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HealthyWomen Blogger Sheryl Kraft will participate in the Global Wellness Summit and be part of a media roundtable discussing health news and discerning what's real.

One thing I love about what I do is that writing about health and wellness, beauty, spas and healthy aging gives me the opportunity to learn about so many things. Since I embarked on this career in 2005, I've become a sort of wellness junkie. The more I learn, the more I want to know.

 

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3 Common Breast Cancer Risks

  • Posted on: 2 October 2017
  • By: jleff
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Some breast cancer risk factors you can't control, but you do have some control over certain risk factors, like alcohol consumption and weight.
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Some breast cancer risk factors you can't control, but you do have some control over certain risk factors, like alcohol consumption and weight.

We all have one breast cancer risk in common, and that's the most obvious: being female.

Of course, not every female gets breast cancer. Some women have none of the other known risk factors, but get breast cancer anyway.

My breast cancer diagnosis at 34 seemed to come out of nowhere. Surely there was a reason for it, but I—and my doctors—might never know what it was. Or, maybe it just hasn't been discovered yet.

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Do These 5 Things to Get Healthy and Fit

  • Posted on: 19 September 2017
  • By: jleff
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Nix the unrealistic goals and the highly restrictive diets. Instead, think about small steps and lifestyle changes to get you fit and healthy.
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Nix the unrealistic goals and the highly restrictive diets. Instead, think about small steps and lifestyle changes to get you fit and healthy.

In an ideal world, every day you'd eat healthy and wholesome foods, get enough exercise and have plenty of energy to spare.

But life happens, and it has a way of getting in the way of being healthy and fit. Somehow, by the time you get around to making and keeping those plans to work out and eat right, it's half past never.

That doesn't mean you should give up on living a healthy lifestyle. Here's how to make yourself a priority.

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Honoring World Alzheimer's Month: Keeping the Brain Healthy

  • Posted on: 15 September 2017
  • By: helen
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Learn how to recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia and how to delay onset with advice from Dr. Michelle Braun, neuropsychologist and Alzheimer's expert.
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Learn how to recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia and how to delay onset with advice from Dr. Michelle Braun, neuropsychologist and Alzheimer's expert.

I read The New York Times blog called The New Old Age, written by Paula Span. This week, Paula introduced herself in a story behind the story column. She writes, "With more than 20 percent of the American population projected to be over 65 by the year 2030, per the Census Bureau, I'm unlikely to run out of material." In fact, she says the list of subjects she hopes to  tackle keeps lengthening.

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