womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

Thursday, Feb 04th 2016

Yoga, Anyone? Or Maybe, Everyone? 


authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Does it seem like everyone you know is doing yoga? Well, not everyone, but the numbers are rapidly rising—and with good reason.

Yoga is a form of exercise that nearly anyone can do, with very little equipment, and it improves strength, balance, flexibility and overall physical and mental well-being.

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Monday, Jan 25th 2016

Is That Broccoli on Your Kid's Lunch Tray?

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

What mom doesn't want to raise children with healthy eating habits? But not every parent has the resources or knowledge to provide healthy foods and teach good nutrition. That's where the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act comes in.

That law, passed by Congress in 2010 and recently extended, requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to offer more nutritious lunches.

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Friday, Jan 15th 2016

Do You Know the Symptoms of Retinal Detachment?

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Vision loss is scary, especially for people like me whose livelihoods depend on good vision. I recently had successful emergency laser surgery to prevent a retinal tear and possible retinal detachment, and I'm sharing my experience to help others recognize the symptoms that could save your vision.

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Thursday, Sep 24th 2015

Summer Went Up, Up and Away—in Style

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

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Wednesday, Sep 16th 2015

Do You Do Enough of THIS With Your Kids?


authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

keeping kids active

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Wednesday, Sep 16th 2015

Do Women Really Need So Much Calcium?

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

sources of calcium

How much calcium do women really need? Does it change as we get older? Will it really help build strong bones and prevent fractures? Are supplements helpful?

I've wrestled for many years with these and other questions related to calcium and vitamin D, the vitamin that aids calcium absorption. And I've worried that I wasn't getting enough of either.

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Friday, Sep 11th 2015

4 Reasons Women Should Learn About Coronary Artery Disease

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S.? And that women are at greater risk because detection can be tricky?

If your answer was no, here are four big reasons for women to learn about CAD:

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Thursday, Aug 20th 2015

Genetic Testing: Getting the Results

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

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Wednesday, Aug 05th 2015

Sporty Teen Girls Likely to Live Longer—So Keep Them Active

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

A new study shows that teenage girls who are active in sports are less likely to die prematurely from cancer or other causes as they get older. That's great news—especially for a family like mine with a strong disposition toward cancer.

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