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Tuesday, Dec 20th 2011
We're smack dab in the middle of the holiday crazies, and I can guarantee that many out there are—or will be—paying for it in the form of cash, credit card … and stomach woes.
Wednesday, Dec 14th 2011
More than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in our country in 2011. Though death rates are declining by 31 percent, incidence rates are not keeping pace, only declining by about 5 percent. And since less than 10 percent of the cases are genetic, clearly more needs to be learned about ways to prevent the disease.
Tuesday, Dec 13th 2011
by Marcia Mangum Cronin
Most of us know what menopause is, but some women aren’t aware that symptoms related to our changing hormones can start in our mid-30s. This time of life is sometimes referred to as premenopause, and the time closer to the end of our menstrual cycles is referred to as perimenopause.
Wednesday, Dec 07th 2011
Tuesday, Nov 22nd 2011
Each Thanksgiving, we have a tradition in my family (aside from the usual feast of turkey and stuffing and assorted other foods): Before we begin our meal, we take turns going around the table, and we each say a few words about what we are especially thankful for. We've been doing this for as long as I can remember— ever since our children were old enough to talk.
Tuesday, Nov 15th 2011
We're all likely familiar with that "feeling"—that wrung-out, got-nothing-left, all-out energy drain, when you swear you can't do another thing.
Tuesday, Nov 08th 2011
With problems like global famine, the deepening Euro crisis, the situations in Iran and Afghanistan, financial disasters, Penn State's sex abuse scandal and the conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, who am I to feel SAD?
Thursday, Nov 03rd 2011
For those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to walk, it's basic, right? Something we learn before our memories are formed. Like eating, chewing, talking. But just like eating, chewing and talking, there are ways to do it … and there are ways not to do it. Eat too fast, chew too little, and you will probably finish your food partially undigested and much sooner than you'd like.
Tuesday, Oct 25th 2011
Congratulations! You've worked hard to take off that 10, 20 or more pounds that snuck up on you seemingly overnight. Maybe you've taken up exercise, sworn off the carbs, switched out full-fat ice cream for frozen yogurt or taped your mouth shut. Whatever it was, you worked hard and you should be proud of yourself.