womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Jun 07th 2016

Do You Have Computer Vision Syndrome?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Recently, my husband, while picking up the newspaper that sat outside our door, untouched for the entire day, asked me why I still subscribe to the print version. "Isn't so much easier just to read it on the computer, especially since sometimes you miss a day?" he asked.

Apologies to all the trees and ink and eco-conscious among us, but I'm a holdout for the real thing. 

Maybe it's not so bad. Maybe I'm doing my eyes a favor.

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Friday, Jun 03rd 2016

A Fabulous Day of Fashion at the Met Costume Exhibit

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Bobbi Brown's Makeup Tips

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Need any good makeup tips?

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Friday, May 27th 2016

70Candles! Authors Share Advice on Positive Aging

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, May 24th 2016

When to Seek Medical Help for an Eye Problem

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Recently, my colleague Marcia wrote about a frightening experience she had with a retinal tear. Fortunately, she was able to see her ophthalmologist and receive emergency laser treatment to stave off an impending detachment. Her story had a happy ending, because she was proactive and didn't take a wait-and-see attitude.

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Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Are You the Child of a Narcissist?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's a common scenario: Your parent is aging, and little by little the roles are reversing. You are becoming their parent, and they are becoming like your child.

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Saturday, May 14th 2016

Celebrate National Better Hearing Month With a Free Screening

authored by Judy Freedman

As a blogger I get invited to a variety of press events. I wasn't able to attend Duracell's "Stay Connected" event in New York City last week, but I wanted to share some news from the initiative in honor of National Better Hearing Month, which takes place in May.

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Monday, May 09th 2016

Are We Overusing Antibiotics?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

So many of us are guilty of it: We feel lousy with a sore throat, bronchitis, a cold or a sinus or ear infection. We call or visit our health care professional, insisting that we need antibiotics.

And we have been getting them, in many cases despite the fact that they're unnecessary. Antibiotics account for 47 million excess prescriptions each year.

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Monday, May 02nd 2016

5 Little Changes, 5-Plus Big Results

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Most of the time, we go about our days routinely and with little thought. We wake up, brush our teeth, pour ourselves some coffee or tea, eat breakfast (or not) and head off to work (or play).

Wash, rinse and repeat.

Sure, having a morning routine—or any routine for that matter—is an essential part of living a healthy life. But, did you ever stop to reexamine those everyday habits?

You may ask: Why fix it if it ain't broke?

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Tuesday, Apr 26th 2016

5 Hidden Weight-Loss Saboteurs

authored by Sheryl Kraft

After being cooped up in the dreary darkness and cold of winter, lots of us (at least in the colder climates) have come away pale, anxious to get moving again and, in many cases, sporting a few extra pounds. A University of Pittsburgh study of people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) found that 27 percent reported a pattern binge eating.

Hardly surprising.

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