womenTALK: Midlife Matters

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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Monday, Oct 05th 2009

Midlife Weight Gain and Health: In the News. Again.

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Since I'm a health writer, I read just about everything I can get my hands on (and find time for) on new studies, findings, health reports and statistics...you get the story. And sometimes, it just gets frustrating. I mean, weight is a BIG issue (pun intended :) and here it is, turning up again, like a bad penny.

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Thursday, Oct 01st 2009

October: Breasts, Birthdays...and Blessings!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If I sound excited about a new month, well, that's because the month of October means so many things to me. First of all, not only are the trees wearing leaves of gorgeous oranges, reds and yellows, but the world seems awash in pink. I rejoice in the fact, too, that I am blessed to be celebrating another birthday this month, especially since on December of 1988, I was truly convinced I was dying.

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Tuesday, Sep 29th 2009

Belly Fat? Why You Might Want to Think About Eating These Foods

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Here's a sobering statistic: As women approach and go through menopause, a certain type of body fat increases by up to 50 percent. And once you're finished with menopause (hooray!) there's more. The distribution of body fat usually shifts...

Hello BELLY FAT.

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Friday, Sep 25th 2009

Why You Might Want to Go to Bed Early Tonight

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I don't know about you, but I always feel there's never enough time in the day. So, I end up staying up much later than I really should - catching up on emails, reading, straightening up the house - you name it. But those lost hours of sleep are not such a good idea.

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Thursday, Sep 24th 2009

Sharing: First Person Account of What Swine Flu Really Feels Like (Hint: It's not fun)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Are you curious, like me, about what it feels like to come down with Swine Flu?
(Okay, maybe you're not, but I tend to be a bit curious about a lot of things that some other people may never give thought to.)

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