How Endometriosis Changed My Marriage

  • Posted on: 24 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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I got diagnosed with Endometriosis at 22 right when our lives together were beginning, right at the starting line.
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I got diagnosed with Endometriosis at 22 right when our lives together were beginning, right at the starting line.

By Kendall Rayburn

This post is part of HealthyWomen’s Real Women, Real Stories series.

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How to Treat a Sunburn

  • Posted on: 18 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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Even though most of us now know what sunburns can do to our skin, sunburns still happen. Here's what to do if you get sunburned.
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Even though most of us now know what sunburns can do to our skin, sunburns still happen. Here's what to do if you get sunburned.

When I think about how I (and so many other boomers) mistreated our skin when we were younger, I cringe.

Sun reflectors, baby oil mixed with iodine, endless hours spent lying prone at the hottest time of the day, waiting for the burning rays to penetrate our skin and make us tan and look better.

Better???

Or burned, in my case and so many others with pale skin.

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I am a Hairy Woman Due to PCOS—And I am Happy and Proud of It

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet mostly awake and said the words I have been waiting to hear since 2009: "There are no ulcers. You are in remission."
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Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet mostly awake and said the words I have been waiting to hear since 2009: "There are no ulcers. You are in remission."

By Leah Jorgensen

This post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

The hair started growing early …

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Exercise Mistakes You Don't Need to Make

  • Posted on: 9 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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Exercise is important at every age. Once you reach middle age, the benefits of exercise are crucial to good health. Try these tips to help you avoid common exercise mistakes.
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Exercise is important at every age. Once you reach middle age, the benefits of exercise are crucial to good health. Try these tips to help you avoid common exercise mistakes.

It's never too late to become physically active.

Exercise can fend off many chronic diseases and help prevent immobility, which become more prevalent with age.

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AARP Wants to Disrupt Dementia

  • Posted on: 3 July 2018
  • By: jleff
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The U.S. population is aging, and with the aging population comes more cases of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. AARP invests in efforts to "disrupt dementia."
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The U.S. population is aging, and with the aging population comes more cases of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. AARP invests in efforts to "disrupt dementia."

We might be living longer, but that doesn't always mean we're living better.

Worldwide, we've gained over 10 years of life expectancy since 1970. We're dying less of infectious diseases and malnutrition, but more of heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

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Say What? Menopause and Hearing Loss

  • Posted on: 26 June 2018
  • By: jleff
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If you find yourself turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves, you may be experiencing hearing loss. And you're not alone.
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If you find yourself turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves, you may be experiencing hearing loss. And you're not alone.

Do you find yourself missing words (or entire conversations), asking the waiter or waitress to repeat the evening's specials, turning up the radio or TV, or losing the ability to follow a conversation in a noisy room? Then you're among the one in five Americans over age 12 who has trouble hearing.

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Tips for a Better Massage

  • Posted on: 19 June 2018
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Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.
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Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.

Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they're all facts of life.

And all good reasons to get a massage.

Learn more about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?

It's great to be able to give yourself a massage at home and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it's a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral tool to better health, you'll want to get the most of it.

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The Healthy Father's Day Gift Guide

  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: jleff
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Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? This healthy Father's Day gift guide will appeal to his five senses—and his good health.
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Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? This healthy Father's Day gift guide will appeal to his five senses—and his good health.

Father's Day gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the men in our lives. And since we, as women, outlive men and usually adopt the role as gatekeepers for our families' health, it's the perfect opportunity to take gift giving one step further.

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20 Things to Expect When You're Expecting to Be the Groom's Mother

  • Posted on: 6 June 2018
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What does the mother of the groom go through before, during and after the wedding? A roller coaster of emotions.
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What does the mother of the groom go through before, during and after the wedding? A roller coaster of emotions.

Well, it's been quite a whirlwind.

My son Jonathan and now-wife Caroline's wedding this past weekend seemingly snuck up on us, although the planning started a good 18 months ago. Until the date got really close, it didn't seem like reality (at least not to me).

And then, it suddenly was.

Planning a wedding is a job in and of itself, but when it's all done, it will no doubt leave you with a lifetime of warm and fuzzy feelings and beautiful memories.

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Menopause and Hair Loss

  • Posted on: 30 May 2018
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If you're nearing menopause or past it, you may be wondering why your hair seems thinner and drier and if there's anything you can do about it.
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If you're nearing menopause or past it, you may be wondering why your hair seems thinner and drier and if there's anything you can do about it.

My hair used to be so much thicker and fuller. When I look in the mirror, I can actually see my scalp.

What's up with that??? Says I, and most of my friends and many women around my age, who beg me to research and write about this topic. I'm no expert, although I must admit that necessity has almost forced me to be. My hair used to be so thick that I could barely wrap a rubber band around it. Not so much anymore.

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