womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

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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Thursday, May 14th 2015

Key Features of Possibly the Most Underserved and Underdiagnosed Disease: Do You Have It?

by Linda Tannenbaum, Open Medicine Foundation

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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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Tuesday, May 05th 2015

May Is the Perfect Time to Bike to Work—Or Anywhere!

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

May is National Bike Month, and Monday, May 11, marks the beginning of Bike to Work Week. The big day is Friday, May 15: Bike to Work Day. Cities, organizations and individuals all over the country will celebrate through organized events and solitary rides.

If, like me, you're lucky enough to work from home, then biking to work isn't necessary. Conversely, if you live a long way from your workplace, biking to work may not be feasible.

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Friday, May 01st 2015

Learn Why Your Weight Matters—Watch the PSA and Take the Challenge!

HealthyWomen is proud to join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) in promoting a major weight and health awareness campaign.

The campaign’s national public service announcement (PSA) highlights the importance of understanding how weight and health go hand-in-hand and how they may affect an individual’s quality of life, family and relationships.

We strongly encourage you to watch the OAC’s PSA below.

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Sunday, Apr 26th 2015

7 Questions Women Should Ask About Their Meds

authored by Suzanne B. Robotti

Did you know that women have different side effects to medicine than men? And oftentimes, research doesn't look at the effects of drugs on women.

If your health care provider recommends a medication, ask questions about the risks and benefits before accepting the prescription.

You can start a discussion with your health care provider by asking the following questions.

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Monday, Apr 13th 2015

How Healthy Is Your City? 


authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

You know those lists? Healthiest cities. Fittest cities. Best cities for retirement. Best cities for singles. If memory serves me, the only list my city has appeared on was something about cities with the most overweight people. Not exactly a great claim to fame.

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Monday, Mar 30th 2015

Enjoy Easter Eggs Without Getting Sick

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Many of us fondly remember dying and decorating Easter eggs. In my house, my mom and siblings and I would dye and decorate nearly two dozen eggs (a few didn't survive the boiling) on the Saturday afternoon before Easter. Once the dye dried, we'd carefully arrange the Easter eggs in a basket and place it on the hearth where the Easter bunny would add a few small gifts while we slept.

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