womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Monday, Jun 29th 2009

The Scoop on Cellulite

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A reader, Beverly H., recently sent in this email:

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Thursday, Jun 25th 2009

Ride the Rails? Earplugs Might be in Order

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I remember going to a Bruce Springsteen concert years ago with my husband. He was so excited to have gotten seats way up front for the event. I was too, until soon after the third song, when my ears started to pulsate. Call me old, but I ended up walking the floors of the concourse, listening from a distance.

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Wednesday, Jun 24th 2009

Not An Old Wive's Tale: Stress Can Cause Gray Hair

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did your mother or grandmother ever tell you that all the stress in their lives was turning their hair gray? And did you laugh at them, thinking it was just an old wive's tale? Well, now that many of us are going gray, you may want to tell them that you're sorry for laughing.

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Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2009

Help for the Supermarket-Challenged

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I don't know about you, but I absolutely hate going food shopping. Maybe it's because I did it so often as a child; my dad was the designated food-shopper (I guess my mom hated it, too) and dragged me along each week. I remember even back then it was drudgery to me.

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Monday, Jun 22nd 2009

Cooking Carrots? Keep 'Em Whole

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I just came back from a visit to my ophthalmologist to have my annual eye exam. I'm happy to say I don't need to buy new eyeglasses- my prescription has stayed the same. Yay!

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Friday, Jun 19th 2009

Five Health Stories You Should Know About

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Greetings! The week has flown by surprisingly fast; at least it has for me. Fridays always startle me and make me wonder how they got here quite so suddenly - today feels like it should only be Tuesday.

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Wednesday, Jun 17th 2009

Use Zicam? Throw it away, says the FDA

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I don't know about you, but there's one product that I always turn to when I feel a cold coming on - and that's Zicam. I swear by this homeopathic stuff. (Its main ingredient is zinc gluconate). If I use it for a few days, that itchy scratchy throat disappears and never morphs into a full-blown cold. But now, my favorite product is in trouble.

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Tuesday, Jun 16th 2009

Beware of Swine Flu Product Claims

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I overheard someone today when I was on line at the bank talking about how frightened she was of catching the swine flu. Sure, the word "pandemic" is scary, and may cause some people to search for ways to keep themselves out of harm's way.

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Monday, Jun 15th 2009

A Bedbug Infestation: How to Cope

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Well, I'm sorry to say that one of my readers wrote to me, saying she is freaking out because she just discovered those dreaded bedbugs where else, but in her bed. Since I've written on this topic, she asked for some advice. (I hope no one else will need it, but keep it handy, just in case.)

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Friday, Jun 12th 2009

Would YOU Jump Out of a Plane?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I got a kick out of this: Former President Bush (senior) celebrated his 85th birthday by jumping out of a plane, parachuting down from over 10,000 feet up. For me, someone who is afraid of even being IN a plane, I ask: this is supposed to be fun??

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