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Wednesday, Apr 22nd 2015

Mother's Day: A History

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

We all know our moms are special, but Anna Jarvis wanted society as a whole to give moms their due. As a result, on the second Sunday in May, children around the country honor their moms in ways ranging from a simple homemade card to a weekend spa retreat.

Though we may celebrate in many ways—and we'd love to hear about your favorite Mother's Day tradition—Anna Jarvis preferred to keep it simple.

Mother's Day history

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Thursday, Dec 18th 2014

A Holiday Wish for Peace at Home

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

family and holiday conflicts

Songs about peace on earth resonate throughout the holidays—and a heart-warming thought it is—but many of us are just wishing for peace in our own families.

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Tuesday, Sep 16th 2014

Healthy Eating Amidst the Mess of Remodeling Our Kitchen

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Anyone who's survived a kitchen remodeling knows it can feel like a war zone. And right now, I'm right in the middle of battle.

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Monday, Feb 03rd 2014

Talk to Your Children About Healthy Relationships

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Not only do we at HealthyWomen believe in the importance of healthy bodies, we also like to promote healthy relationships—healthy relationships with ourselves, our partners, our friends and our families. And we believe it's important to teach our children about healthy relationships, both through what we say and what we do.

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Thursday, Oct 31st 2013

COPD Awareness Month: Know the Symptoms

Authored by John W. Walsh, President and Cofounder of the COPD Foundation

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Wednesday, Aug 07th 2013

Do You Have Your Emergency Aspirin?

This is a sponsored article from Bayer® Aspirin

In the movies, a heart attack is depicted as a dramatic moment—the person clutching his or her chest (usually his) and crying out in pain. In reality, women can suffer a heart attack without any chest pain. The experience might feel like extreme fatigue, pain in the back or jaw or light-headedness. With such apparently small symptoms, a life or death moment can be hard to spot.

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Wednesday, Jul 10th 2013

Bedding Boost: How to Clean Down or Feather Pillows and Comforters at Home

authored by Rashelle Isip

You've been waking up in the morning with itchy, watery eyes and a stuffy nose and have been sneezing more than normal.

You know you're not allergic to the down or feathers in your pillows and comforters, so what gives?

It may be the dust mites lurking in your bedding.

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Thursday, May 30th 2013

How to Keep a Healthy Closet

authored by Rashelle Isip

Is your closet at the bursting point? Having trouble finding what you need when you need it?

Here are a few health-inspired tips to keep your closet healthy and in functioning order:

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Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Military Service and Life Insurance

by Frank Addessi

Over 1.3 million American men and women now serve in the U.S. armed forces. There are many well-known benefit programs offered to these military personnel—one of the most important (and possibly overlooked) of these is exclusive access to low-cost life insurance policies.

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