womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Nov 17th 2009

Must-Watch TV: Superstar Cancer Survivors Sing and Skate to Educate and Empower

authored by Gwynn Cassidy

Mark your calendar or set your DVR for Thanksgiving Day, November 26, at 4 p.m. ET on FOX. Why? Because that's when “Kaleidoscope"—a holiday special featuring legendary Scott Hamilton (in his first television performance since being diagnosed with a brain tumor five years ago) and Dorothy Hamill—skate to the music of fellow cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John.

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Thursday, Nov 12th 2009

Does Being Sick Have to Mean Abandonment?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're a regular reader, you may know that my husband recently had hip replacement surgery.

I am now his caregiver. I am suddenly on the other end of things.

It's a role I'm not used to, save for when my children were little and needed me to care for them. And it's a role I'm not all that comfortable with, for whatever reason. Am I doing it right? Am I doing enough?

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Monday, Nov 09th 2009

Would You Want to Live To 1,000?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're interested in anti-aging, this is interesting stuff. It's something my own doc was all excited about a year ago when he told me about a new exciting discovery scientists had made on the cellular level.

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Wednesday, Nov 04th 2009

Stress and Eating: What's the Connection?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I have a friend who, every time she's under stress, drops 10 pounds. Just like that. She just can't eat, she says. I don't see her very often, but when I do I can take one look at her and instantly know how her life has been going.

But for every one of these types of friends, I know ten others who gain weight when they're under stress. And who isn't under stress these days? I'll bet most of us are.

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Monday, Nov 02nd 2009

Should Breast Self-Exams be Shown on TV?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I'm a bit uncomfortable with something I just came across on the Internet. It's about a television station in Washington D.C. airing an actual breast self-exam, with real demonstrations done by real women.

And some parental watchdog groups don't like it much.

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Friday, Oct 30th 2009

Midlife Matters: The Conversation Continues

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Dear Readers,
Thanks for finding me again! As you can see, the entire website of HealthyWomen.org has been redesigned and for a little while, the blog had to wait out some kinks. But now all is fixed. Ahhh. And we're back with all the same fabulous timely information and unbiased, friendly medical advice.

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Thursday, Oct 29th 2009

Make a Contribution For Breast Cancer Research - With Just a Click

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Here's a really easy way to contribute to a cure for breast cancer - without spending a dime. All you need to do is spend a little time (just a little, I promise).

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Monday, Oct 12th 2009

Tune In: It’s not Alzheimer’s. FTD, the Other Dementia

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Join Kelley Connors this Thursday night as she hosts the Real Women on Health! on-line radio show. This week they will be discussing a condition called Frontotemporal Dementia, a topic near and dear to Kelley whose colleague, Jenny, has two sisters in their 40's who are both afflicted. 

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Thursday, Oct 08th 2009

A Free Gift to Breast Cancer Survivors - Laser Tattoo Removal

authored by Sheryl Kraft

To honor breast cancer survivors, New York City Dermatologist Dr. Arielle Kauvar, whose work has been featured on this blog, is offering a very special service for women who have gone through radiation treatments.

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Wednesday, Oct 07th 2009

Prophylactic Mastectomy: Why This Woman Chose It

authored by Sheryl Kraft

This being breast cancer awareness month, I'm even more hyper-aware of anything in the news that has to do with the subject. So, when I received an email from a reader, I felt it is too important - as well as pertinent - not to share.

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