womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

Tuesday, Mar 17th 2015

Country Music Star Raises Awareness for Colon Cancer

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Country singer and songwriter Wade Hayes was at the top of the Billboard Country charts in the 1990s with his hit song "Old Enough to Know Better." But his career came to a screeching halt when he was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer at age 42.

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Thursday, Mar 12th 2015

Eggs Aren't Bad After All

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

I love eggs. Scrambled, fried, poached and hard-boiled or in an omelet, frittata, quiche or salad—they're all good to me. So, I was pleased recently to read the recommendations for revisions to the Dietary Guidelines for America that drop cholesterol as a "nutrient of concern for overconsumption." Bring on the eggs!

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Thursday, Mar 05th 2015

Can Cutting Out Bread Products Help You Lose Weight?

authored by Lindsey Metrus

I have a huge snacking problem. Chips, crackers, pizza—you name it, and I'm probably snacking on it. I'm especially fond of snacks made from refined and processed carbohydrates.

These foods were making me gain weight and feel tired. And it's no wonder, because refined grains (like white bread and crackers made with processed flour) spike the body's insulin levels. Higher insulin levels can make you feel tired.

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Thursday, Mar 05th 2015

When You Need Medical Help Fast

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

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Wednesday, Mar 04th 2015

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Germs at the Gym

authored by Lindsey Metrus

There's nothing like a great gym workout to beat stress, burn calories and get into shape. But you could pick up some gym-lurking germs while you're spinning, lifting and crunching.

Take these preventive measures to avoid gym germs:

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Sunday, Feb 22nd 2015

The Scary Truth About Hospital Stays

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

You may have heard horror stories about mistakes that happen in hospitals. You may even have experienced them.

And you may be familiar with the statistics:

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Friday, Feb 20th 2015

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Sunday, Feb. 22, is National Walk Your Dog Day. Who knew? Thankfully, for me, every day is walk your dog day. 

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Wednesday, Feb 04th 2015

7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism

by Lindsey Metrus

I'm a chronic "snacker". Whenever there are cookies, chips, or basically anything processed in sight, I'll eat it, then immediately regret it. I know I'm not going to feel good. Processed foods and foods high in fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol can quickly leave you feeling bloated, fatigued, and, well, blah.

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Thursday, Jan 29th 2015

What Would You Do to Avoid the Flu?

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

How far would you go to avoid getting colds and the flu? HealthyWomen wanted to know, so we surveyed our readers and nearly 500 of you responded. We're happy to report that the survey takers seem to be a health-conscious group of women who are willing to look after their health.

Here’s a look at what they said.

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Monday, Jan 26th 2015

Game-Day Strategies for Containing Super Bowl Calories

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Let's face it: Super Bowl Sunday is a tough day to be healthy. Even if you're not a football fan, you may find yourself at a party, trying to be sociable without eating your weight in junk food.

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