Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer and breast cancer survivor, was born in Long Beach, New York. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Alan and dog Chloe, where her nest is empty of her two sons Jonathan. Sheryl writes articles and essays on breast cancer and contributes to a variety of publications and websites where she writes on general health and wellness issues. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005.Full Bio
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Okay, it’s catch-up time. Time for tempting tidbits of health information that managed to slide by you (okay, I’ll admit it. Me, too). Time to learn new things; to say, “Gee, I never knew that!” to regale your family and friends with lots of entertaining health news.
Okay, that last part? Maybe health stories are a big nap for some, but if you’re reading my blog, then I know at least YOU are interested. So, here are some goodies:
Why staying fit is so important post-breast cancer surgery. A new study finds that breast cancer survivors are more likely to die due to poor overall health if their ability to perform day-to-day activities is hampered. https://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/life-during-and-after-breast-cancer-treatment
Is Sex Painful? Learn about a possible condition called dyspareunia.
Driving While Tired: A Really Bad Idea. Being sleep deprived behind the wheel is just as bad as being drunk. This driver was lucky – but not everyone is. https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna39214056 (And speaking of sleeping; in case you missed this post about napping): https://healthywomen.org/content/blog-entry/habit-one-three-adults-admits
Baby Carrots as Junk Food? Trying to appeal to kids, carrots get pushed the junk-food way. Bad idea? Good idea? https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/health/policy/25vegetables.html?_r=2
Just Two Drinks Can Impair Older People. Even with low blood alcohol concentrations, some struggle with walking. Me? I can identify. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-09/bc-jtd092110.php