womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

Thursday, Jun 25th 2015

Summertime Brings Warmer Weather—and Body Image Worries


by Stephanie Setliff, MD
Medical Director, Eating Recovery Center of Dallas

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Tuesday, Jun 16th 2015

It's Men's Health Week: Time to Tend to Your Man's Health

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

In 1994, Congress passed a bill to institute June as Men's Health Month. Since that time, it's been wonderful to see hundreds of workplaces, health care professionals, sports franchises and other institutions encouraging healthy behaviors among men and boys.

But how can we, as women, encourage our loved ones to take charge of their health and learn about what screenings they need?

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Wednesday, Jun 10th 2015

Mothers and Daughters and Weight, Oh My!

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

If you are lucky enough to have daughters, you probably know what a minefield the subjects of weight, body image and self-esteem can be with girls. (Even if you don't have daughters, you may remember what it was like when you were a teenager.)

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Monday, Jun 08th 2015

Resetting Your Exercise Mojo

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

Now that the cold weather has retreated, it's a great time to get out and exercise. And while it's no secret that we should all be exercising, sadly, too many people aren't. According to studies, up to 60 percent of American adults are not getting the recommended amount of physical activity—and over 25 percent are not active at all.

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Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Low Sexual Desire Is a Very Real Disorder for Many Women

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

Nationally, there is an important dialogue taking place regarding female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and whether it is a legitimate medical condition that requires treatment. HealthyWomen, based on the data that is currently available, believes that FSDs are real disorders that affect millions of women in the United States. 

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Sunday, May 17th 2015

Get Ready for Your Big, Bold, Passionate Summer

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

When you think "summer," do you think about life slowing down, maybe even getting a bit boring? Nancy D. O'Reilly, a clinical psychologist and women empowerment expert, wants MORE for you. She wants you to have a big, bold, brave, passionate summer.

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Wednesday, May 06th 2015

The Importance of Scheduling a Well-Woman Visit Every Year

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

May 10 kicks off National Women's Health Week, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. As a registered nurse, I know the importance of making health a priority. And as a busy woman, I know how it can sometimes be challenging to do all the things we need to do to keep our health functioning at its peak performance.

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Tuesday, May 05th 2015

As Important as the Numbers: The Stories Patients Tell

by Beth Toner, RN, Senior Communications Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Patient information: 99-year-old female, status—post hip and elbow fracture. Temperature 98.1 F. Pulse 73. Respiration 17 BPM. Pain 8/10.

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