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.
It's been called both dangerous and harmful, and we're told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way.
When you hear these descriptions of sitting—something we all do from infancy all the way through old age—it's hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful.
By Tina Dooley
How I learned to self-advocate and discovered my “own normal.”
About two decades ago, I had a routine blood test for a life insurance policy. I didn't think much of the test. I was healthy, after all.
By Cheyenne Green
I don't remember the first time I thought of killing myself, but it seemed like the natural evolution of things at the time. All I had ever been taught was how wonderful motherhood would be. Why was it so hard for me? Despite all that I had been through, I believed that if I felt this way, I wasn't doing something right. I told myself I was damaged, unfit. I would be doing the world a favor if I just killed myself.
Maija was born in November. The dark winter days of Northern Utah can be unbearable.
By Anne Lake, DNP, ONP-C, FNP-C, CCD
Dr. Anne Lake is the Fracture Liaison Service Program Clinician and Coordinator for a nationally recognized Fracture Liaison Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC and a current board member of the North Carolina Osteoporosis Foundation. She is a published author and national speaker on osteoporosis and bone health.
I recently found out that a friend of my husband's had a stroke a few weeks ago.
That jolted me, big time.
Although we are in this so-called midlife, after all—and I'm fully aware that health risks increase with age—I suppose I don't feel that we're "old enough" for something like this to happen.
But that way of thinking is faulty, and this is proof.
There are many health conditions that are usually diagnosed in younger women, but if you think you're out of the woods because you've made it this far without having asthma, sorry, you're not. Asthma can strike at any age.
Many people wrongly think that asthma is a childhood condition, and if they've not had it before, they won't develop it in midlife.