The Best Is Yet to Come: Celebrating My 60th Birthday

  • Posted on: 12 January 2018
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Blogger Judy Freedman celebrates turning 60 by reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead to the next.
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Blogger Judy Freedman celebrates turning 60 by reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead to the next.

There's no more countdown. It's here, it's now. This week I'm celebrating my 60th birthday!

Looking Back on My 50s

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Easy Ways to Prevent the Common Cold

  • Posted on: 23 December 2017
  • By: helen
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It's easy to catch a cold, either through touch or from virus-containing droplets in the air. Here are some easy ways to prevent the common cold this winter. 

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It's easy to catch a cold, either through touch or from virus-containing droplets in the air. Here are some easy ways to prevent the common cold this winter. 


Got a cold?

Tis the season. 

Every year, especially in the wintertime, the common cold hits millions of Americans—and it's not just a one-time deal. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults have two or three colds each year. And for children, that number is much higher: between 8 and 12. 

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What’s a Typical Day Like When You Have a Disability?

  • Posted on: 23 December 2017
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Out of everything that was asked of me, I found answering this question to be the most important. “Describe what you do in a typical day.” But our days aren’t typical, are they? Here was my reply. 
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Out of everything that was asked of me, I found answering this question to be the most important. “Describe what you do in a typical day.” But our days aren’t typical, are they? Here was my reply. 

Katie Golden is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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10 Tips for Friends and Family Supporting Someone With IBD

  • Posted on: 22 December 2017
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It's my hope that after reading this article, you'll feel more comfortable approaching family members and friends with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and be able to have compassionate and thoughtful conversations.
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It's my hope that after reading this article, you'll feel more comfortable approaching family members and friends with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and be able to have compassionate and thoughtful conversations.

Natalie Hayden is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future

  • Posted on: 16 November 2017
  • By: helen
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When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness.
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When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe pain and fatigue (just to name a few of the downsides).

Natalie Hayden is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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A Storyteller With Breast Cancer Shares Her Stories

  • Posted on: 20 October 2017
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Antoinette Truglio Martin, a writer and storyteller with stage IV breast cancer, shares her stories in an essay titled "One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories."
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Antoinette Truglio Martin, a writer and storyteller with stage IV breast cancer, shares her stories in an essay titled "One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories."

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm pleased to bring you an essay written by Antoinette Truglio Martin, the author of an inspiring memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. 

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Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare

  • Posted on: 20 October 2017
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When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't. 
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When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't. 

When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't.  

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How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

  • Posted on: 21 September 2017
  • By: helen
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Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.
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Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.

Katie Golden is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

You may have heard that those on Social Security Disability are “milking the system,” but did you know that being disabled is a full-time job? See what the job entails in the job description below:

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Honoring World Alzheimer's Month: Keeping the Brain Healthy

  • Posted on: 15 September 2017
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Learn how to recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia and how to delay onset with advice from Dr. Michelle Braun, neuropsychologist and Alzheimer's expert.
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Learn how to recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia and how to delay onset with advice from Dr. Michelle Braun, neuropsychologist and Alzheimer's expert.

I read The New York Times blog called The New Old Age, written by Paula Span. This week, Paula introduced herself in a story behind the story column. She writes, "With more than 20 percent of the American population projected to be over 65 by the year 2030, per the Census Bureau, I'm unlikely to run out of material." In fact, she says the list of subjects she hopes to  tackle keeps lengthening.

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These New Books Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

  • Posted on: 8 September 2017
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If you're looking for new beginnings, these new books may help you reinvent yourself.

It's been many years since I've had kids at home who are starting a new school year, yet come September I always think about new beginnings.

The past month my mailbox has been filled with new books that can help you reinvent yourself and make positive changes. Since it's September (can you believe it), I thought I'd share a few of the titles that resonated with me, in the hope that they may resonate with you too.

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