womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

Thursday, Apr 17th 2014

How to Make Your Life Even More Fabulous

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN

Today I took part in a satellite media tour to help women learn how to #FeelGreatLookGreat. If you missed out—bummer—it’s OK. Here is a recap of what I covered. After all, every woman deserves this inside knowledge! 

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Monday, Apr 14th 2014

The Easiest Ways to Feel and Look Great This Spring

authored by The Editors of HealthyWomen

Time for spring cleaning! Except rather than focusing on your cluttered closet, we'd like you to focus on yourself. This Thursday, April 17, Beth Battaglino, RN and CEO of HealthyWomen.org, kicks off a satellite media tour to share several small lifestyle tweaks that will help you feel great and look great this spring.

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Thursday, Apr 10th 2014

5 Sneaky Signs of Diabetes

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Several of my good friends just passed the big 5-0 milestone, and, if they're like me, they may start noticing some health problems they hadn't seen before. Some issues, like not being able to see the dinner menu without reading glasses, are often viewed as merely minor annoyances. 

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Wednesday, Apr 09th 2014

TRUTH: The Affordable Care Act Saves You Money

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Now that the deadline for the first round of insurance sign-up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has passed, let's take a step back and compare women's insurance costs under the ACA to what they would pay for preventive medical care out of pocket.

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Wednesday, Feb 19th 2014

You Have a Right to Your Lab Results: New Rules Provide Direct Access

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

The Obama administration recently announced new regulations that allow patients to get laboratory test results without going through their doctors first. These rules, effective Feb. 3, are part of an effort to give patients more control over their health care. They supersede state laws that forbid labs from releasing test results directly to patients.

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Thursday, Feb 06th 2014

Will the CVS Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products Help Reduce Smoking?

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

This week's announcement by CVS Caremark to end sales of tobacco products in all of its CVS/pharmacy stores takes me back many, many years to my dad's decision to stop smoking. I barely remember him smoking cigarettes, but apparently, he, like his dad and brother, was a heavy smoker back in the day.

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Tuesday, Feb 04th 2014

Survival Guide: 5 Tips for Coping With Infertility Leading Up to Valentine's Day

This is a sponsored post by Merck.

Infertility may be a more common medical condition than you think. Tens of thousands of American women experience difficulty conceiving in the U.S.

This Valentine's Day, Alice Domar, PhD, renowned fertility expert and executive director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, shares five tips for coping with infertility:

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Tuesday, Dec 03rd 2013

Holiday Party Tips for Food Safety and Healthy Eating

by Darria Gillespie, MD

It's holiday season—which means it's also holiday cocktail party season!

Along with festivities come the risks of spoiled food (food poisoning = bad party experience), derailed nutrition goals and over-imbibing cocktails.

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Tuesday, Nov 26th 2013

10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It

by Samantha Parent Walravens

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Monday, Sep 23rd 2013

Travel Smart: Be Prepared for Illnesses, Injuries and Variable Weather

by Phylis Stoller

I recently came across an article about the differences between the travel health issues that men and women experience. The article was based on a study that found that women were more likely to come down with bouts of diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, colds, urinary tract infections and adverse reactions to medications, such as those taken to prevent malaria. Lucky us, right?

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