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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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Wellness Travel: My Relaxing Visit to Le Monastère Des Augustines

  • Posted on: 13 July 2018
  • By: helen
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If you like wellness travel, plan a visit to this 17th-century monastery for the Augustine Sisters in Quebec City, Canada.
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If you like wellness travel, plan a visit to this 17th-century monastery for the Augustine Sisters in Quebec City, Canada.

If you like "wellness travel," you'll want to book a personal or girls' getaway to Le Monastère Des Augustines, located in the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery. I had an opportunity to visit this 17th-century cloister during the 2018 Women in Travel Summit in Quebec City this spring. 

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Exercise Mistakes You Don't Need to Make

  • Posted on: 9 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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Exercise is important at every age. Once you reach middle age, the benefits of exercise are crucial to good health. Try these tips to help you avoid common exercise mistakes.
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Exercise is important at every age. Once you reach middle age, the benefits of exercise are crucial to good health. Try these tips to help you avoid common exercise mistakes.

It's never too late to become physically active.

Exercise can fend off many chronic diseases and help prevent immobility, which become more prevalent with age.

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AARP Wants to Disrupt Dementia

  • Posted on: 3 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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The U.S. population is aging, and with the aging population comes more cases of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. AARP invests in efforts to "disrupt dementia."
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The U.S. population is aging, and with the aging population comes more cases of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. AARP invests in efforts to "disrupt dementia."

We might be living longer, but that doesn't always mean we're living better.

Worldwide, we've gained over 10 years of life expectancy since 1970. We're dying less of infectious diseases and malnutrition, but more of heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

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Say What? Menopause and Hearing Loss

  • Posted on: 26 June 2018
  • By: jleff
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If you find yourself turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves, you may be experiencing hearing loss. And you're not alone.
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If you find yourself turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves, you may be experiencing hearing loss. And you're not alone.

Do you find yourself missing words (or entire conversations), asking the waiter or waitress to repeat the evening's specials, turning up the radio or TV, or losing the ability to follow a conversation in a noisy room? Then you're among the one in five Americans over age 12 who has trouble hearing.

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Tips for a Better Massage

  • Posted on: 19 June 2018
  • By: jleff
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Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.
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Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.

Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they're all facts of life.

And all good reasons to get a massage.

Learn more about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?

It's great to be able to give yourself a massage at home and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it's a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral tool to better health, you'll want to get the most of it.

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Fashionistas Will Love "The Gospel According to André"

  • Posted on: 15 June 2018
  • By: helen
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The Gospel According to André, a documentary about André Leon Talley, directed by Kim Novak, takes you from his humble upbringing in North Carolina to his role as Vogue editor and fashion curator.
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The Gospel According to André, a documentary about André Leon Talley, directed by Kim Novak, takes you from his humble upbringing in North Carolina to his role as Vogue editor and fashion curator.

When I was in college I dreamed about having a career in fashion. I loved clothes, fabrics, sewing and reading the fashion magazines. The September issue of Vogue was like my fashion bible each fall.

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