womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Wednesday, Jul 29th 2009

Lines and Wrinkles Be Gone!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Yesterday, I received this mail from a reader:

"I just turned 50 and thought I felt okay about it. And for the most part, I really am okay. But I hate all the lines and wrinkles on my face. I'd love to have something done - but have mixed feelings. I'm scared, embarrassed to tell anyone and a bit intimidated by the whole thing."

Well, as they say, timing is everything.

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Monday, Jul 27th 2009

Love Chocolate? Here's a Dream Job for You!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Are you a chocolate lover? I used to eat only milk chocolate, but once I learned of all the health benefits of dark chocolate, I quickly switched. Now, instead of feeling guilty, I feel downright virtuous (unless I eat too much, of course). So, here's a job I might be applying for - and you might want to consider it, too.

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Monday, Jul 27th 2009

Vaccines that Adults Should - But Don't - Get

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I can't remember the last time I had a vaccine to prevent an illness, save for the annual flu shot I have every year around October. And I'll bet most of you can't, either. If you knew that a disease was preventable, wouldn't you take advantage a vaccine?

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Thursday, Jul 23rd 2009

Exercise and Metabolism: Canyon Ranch Expert Weighs In

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You may have read my earlier post, where I expressed some frustration at reading new research reporting that our metabolism does not get quite the boost we all thought it got from exercising.

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Wednesday, Jul 22nd 2009

Hearing "Chicken Fat" Just Made My Day

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Maybe I'm feeling all nostalgic lately over the 40th anniversary of the landing on the moon and Paul McCartney's recent concert in New York, but when I found the "Chicken Fat" recording on YouTube, I was so excited.

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Monday, Jul 20th 2009

Want Strong Abs? Ditch the Crunches

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you work out , chances are that you probably avoid or save your least favorite exercise for last - abdominal crunches. I do.

Well, here's some good news: You really shouldn't be doing them, anyway

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Friday, Jul 17th 2009

Would YOU Want to Know If You Carried the Alzheimer Gene?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I recently tested for the breast cancer gene. Although I had already had breast cancer, I still was curious - and my oncologist backed me up on this - where it came from.

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Wednesday, Jul 15th 2009

Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy: Read This Before You Consider It

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I just received an email from a reader in Idaho, Doreen. She wrote, "I'm 52 years old and just started full-blown menopause. I'm getting a ton of hot flashes, day and night, and I'm so moody all the time. I am very health conscious and generally shun any medications but am so tempted to ask my doctor for hormones! But I'm reading so many studies about their danger.

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Tuesday, Jul 14th 2009

Go Ahead and Curse. You'll Feel Better.

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you sometimes have potty-mouth - especially when you hurt yourself - take heart. You may actually doing yourself some good by shouting some expletives.

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Monday, Jul 13th 2009

The Economics of a Bedbug Infestation

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As if a bedbug infestation wasn't upsetting enough, there's more than just the physical ramifications like itching and hives.

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