womenTALK: Midlife Matters

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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Friday, Jun 12th 2009

Swine Flu: Don't Panic over the Pandemic

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Yesterday, the news that many of us expected to hear came out: the swine flu is now a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Sounds scary, doesn't it?

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Wednesday, Jun 10th 2009

Time for a Check-Up!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I began this blog back in February with lots of excitement. I'm so glad you're reading and enjoying my posts.

Since it's been four months, I think it's time for a check-up. After all, what better way to gauge the general health of Midlife Matters? (Becasue midlife really does matter.) So, tell me: How am I doing?

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Wednesday, Jun 10th 2009

Are You Prepared for Father's Day?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's amazing. This year, for the first time, I'm actually prepared with a gift - early!

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Tuesday, Jun 09th 2009

Progesterone Prescription: Friends

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Attention all post-menopausal women: the progesterone that is lost through menopause - contributing to some pretty pesky annoyances like depression, lethargy, panic attacks, water retention and vaginal dryness - can be increased without hormone replacement. How?

Through close friendships.

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Monday, Jun 08th 2009

Pet a Dog. Lower Your Blood Pressure (and more).

authored by Sheryl Kraft

What did you do this past weekend? One of the highlights of my weekend was attending a dog show. After a week full of rain the sun finally came out here in Connecticut - and the weekend weather turned out to be absolutely perfect. But it wasn't only the sunshine that put me in such a good, relaxed mood. It was the dogs.

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Friday, Jun 05th 2009

Creepy Crawlers Advice? Watch this!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

One topic I've written about that seems to resonate again and again with all my readers is BEDBUGS. Yes, so many of you are interested in this topic.

So, here's something else I found to share with you.

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Thursday, Jun 04th 2009

Four Common I-Hate-Exercise Excuses: Debunked

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Even if you are an exercise nut that doesn't guarantee that you'll be gung-ho about working out all the time. After all, it's easy to get pretty creative with excuses when you get injured or feel bored.

Exercise may take a back seat when life becomes hectic, you're too tired, you have a stomachache, a toothache...you get the idea.

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Wednesday, Jun 03rd 2009

Here's What a Medical Procedure Feels Like

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I've been hearing from a lot of you with questions about what it feels like to undergo various medical procedures, like colonoscopies or blood marrow donations. Understandably, there's a lot of anxiety associated with the unknown.

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