3 Questions to Test Your Healthy Nutrition Smarts

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: jleff
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I do my best to eat healthy foods, especially as I get older and find out how important it is for my body to run at its peak performance. And I do okay – most of the time. As I've said in the past, it's amazing how most of the time I find my body gravitating toward fresh fruits and veggies and lots of grains, anyway. Give me a salad with lots of colors thrown in, and I'm happy. Give me a steak and mashed potatoes and you'll get the entire plate back, untouched.

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A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship

  • Posted on: 23 November 2009
  • By: jleff
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I must admit that by the end of October I felt inundated by pink. I'll also admit that all the pink might have made me a bit grouchy. In last week's post I wrote about not being so special just because I survived cancer; that really, we all all survivors of some sort. After all, who hasn't faced difficult situations in their lives?

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Menopause Comes Out of the Closet—and Other Things

  • Posted on: 26 August 2019
  • By: jleff
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TV shows, celebrities and even art exhibits are helping to bring menopause out of the closet. And menopause experts say it's about time.
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Happy (almost) end-of-summer! Not really happy for me—summer is my favorite time of year. And with the sky darkening earlier in the evening and the flowers becoming scarcer, I mourn the end of longer and warmer days and dressing in light fabrics and flip-flops.

Summer has kept me very busy with bike rides, long walks, trips to farmers' markets, family reunions and late-afternoon visits to the beach when the sun is not as threatening and the crowds thin out. And, of course, work.

Here's what I've been writing about this summer.

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Learning to Take Time for Self-Care After My Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosis

  • Posted on: 26 August 2019
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Looking back, I always had bladder issues. Eight years into my journey for answers, I finally received a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.

By Lisa King

The word rest was always a four-letter word to me. Ever since I was a teen, I was always studying, working, organizing or doing.  And looking back, I realized that in all those busy years, I had always had bladder issues. I was always asking to go to the bathroom while on family road trips or when I was running errands with my mom.

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Urgent Care or Emergency Room? 6 Things You Need to Know

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
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When you're sick, in pain or injured, where do you go for help? Here's some doctor's advice on how to decide if you should go to an urgent care clinic or an emergency room.
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When her stomach pains changed from occasional and mild to persistent and excruciating, an acquaintance of mine headed to an urgent care center for help. Upon examining her distended abdomen, doctors there determined they were unable to diagnose or treat her, suggesting instead she head to the emergency room (ER).

After being examined and receiving various scans, she was diagnosed with diverticulitis. She spent three nights in the hospital, where they stabilized her condition. She's now home and is on a bland and low-fiber diet and resting comfortably.

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Finding Wellness Trends at the Fancy Food Show

  • Posted on: 29 July 2019
  • By: jleff
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The 2019 Fancy Food Show in New York featured wellness trends from kombucha and specialty waters to jerky and dark chocolate.

Warning: This blog post may make you hungry!

My stomach was empty as I entered the Jacob Javits Center in June for my walkabout—or should I say drink-and-eat-about—at the 2019 Fancy Food Show. It's an annual trade show put on by the Specialty Food Association (SFA) for food buyers. I was wearing my media badge, searching out new wellness food trends that my post 50 female readers might find of interest.

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5 Helpful Day-to-Day Tips for IBD Moms

  • Posted on: 8 July 2019
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Hey IBD mamas and moms-to-be—this article is for you! I wanted to share 5 of my "life hacks" for taking on motherhood while living with IBD.

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

Hey IBD mamas and moms-to-be—this article is for you! I wanted to share 5 of my "life hacks" for taking on motherhood while living with IBD.

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Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials

  • Posted on: 10 June 2019
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Women experience different signs and symptoms of heart disease, which can lead to ineffective, delayed or missed treatment opportunities.

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Ask Dr. Ruth: A Film About America's Famous Sex Therapist

  • Posted on: 23 May 2019
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A new documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, chronicles the life of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who hosted a transformative call-in radio show about sex and relationships in the 1980s.

Do you remember Ask Dr. Ruth, the show featuring sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer? She went on the air in 1984. That was the year I married my late husband M. Did you listen to her show back then? We did. Remember how she used to answer callers' questions about relationships and sex? It was way before the internet and social media, and many people didn't really talk openly about sex.

At the time, Dr. Ruth was at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

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