womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Feb 08th 2011

Hot Flashes Getting You Down? Here's a Reason to Feel Up

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I get emails about a lot of health issues. The most common ones concern age-related weight gain. Second to those are the emails about hot flashes. Yes, soon enough we’re all in this together. We all get one, or both. Rare is the mid-aged woman who escapes their grip.

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Tuesday, Feb 01st 2011

Take Back Your Sleep!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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Friday, Jan 28th 2011

What Jack LaLanne Knew

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Six things I learned from talking to him

It was 2005. I was new to this client, a national health newsletter. And I was a bit apprehensive about proving myself and tackling the assignment.

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Tuesday, Jan 25th 2011

Watch Out for Fake Blueberries

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The other day when I walked into my local market I was so excited to see a fruit that I miss most of the year since it only appears for a short time during the summer months...blueberries. They were back! I’ve been loading up on them ever since, thankful in a way that no one else in my house likes them so I can have them all to myself.

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Thursday, Jan 20th 2011

How to Stop Stress in its Tracks

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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Tuesday, Jan 18th 2011

Why Your Eyes Might Be Red and Itchy

authored by Sheryl Kraft

My post on crying got a lot of us thinking about emotions. But one comment I received from Nancy ("My optometrist told me that we actually need testosterone as well as estrogen to produce tears, which is why many women develop dry eye as they age and as the hormone levels plummet") got me thinking about another aspect of tears: the lack of them as it relates to menopause. Indeed, hormones play a significant role in lubricating our eyes.

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Thursday, Jan 13th 2011

What John Boehner’s Tears Might Teach Us About Desire

authored by Sheryl Kraft

When it comes to crying, there are two kinds of people. The people who don’t need much to get the tears flowing. Like me. A sad movie, a sappy card, a beautiful melody, a cute puppy. Anything.

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Tuesday, Jan 04th 2011

Beware: When Foods and Medicines Don’t Mix

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Food. We all love it, especially those foods that are healthy and help contribute to disease protection.

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Monday, Jan 03rd 2011

Five Healthy Habits to Improve Your Life: A Post-New Year’s Primer

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Now that we’ve all had almost a week to settle into the New Year, I find myself at a tug of war with those things called “resolutions.” I used to make them until my list got too long.

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