Living With Crohn's Disease

  • Posted on: 28 June 2011
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"When my Crohn's is under control, it's the best time of my life," says Nancy Kennedy, a 47-year-old nurse and mother of three, who has been treated for Crohn's disease for nearly 30 years. Kennedy is one of an estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. Receiving a diagnosis just six months after the birth of her first child, Nicole, Kennedy never dreamed that the baby she held in her arms would one day face the very same challenges.

But this mother-daughter duo isn't letting their diagnoses hold them back.

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Informed & Empowered by Donnalyn Giegerich's Story

  • Posted on: 20 January 2010
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Elyse Jankowski, HealthyWomen program assistant

"Less Fear, More Fun" were just a few of the words of wisdom shared yesterday by Donnalyn Giegerich, a dynamic speaker and sarcoma survivor, as she presented on the topic "Passion Is Always in Fashion."

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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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Mammography Mayhem

  • Posted on: 19 November 2009
  • By: Sheryl Kraft
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I'm sure by now you've heard about the U.S. Task Force's new standards for breast cancer screening. What I'm not so sure about is if any of us have been able to keep track of what's happening day to day, though. No sooner were these new recommendations made public that women and other groups, like the American Cancer Society, began to push back and question the motives and sanity behind them.

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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
  • By: jleff
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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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Finally Pregnant! This is Our Story of Living With Unexplained Infertility

  • Posted on: 5 July 2019
  • By: helen
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Like many other couples wanting to start a family, we assumed it would just be simple as not using anymore. For us, and many other couples like us, it wasn’t that simple at all.
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Like many other couples wanting to start a family, we assumed it would just be simple as not using anymore. For us, and many other couples like us, it wasn’t that simple at all.

By Jon Laws

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

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"Nearing 90": A Cute Compilation of Poems About Aging

  • Posted on: 28 June 2019
  • By: helen
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Author Judith Viorst writes poems about the trials and tribulations of late-life aging in Nearing 90 and Other Comedies of Late Life.
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Author Judith Viorst writes poems about the trials and tribulations of late-life aging in Nearing 90 and Other Comedies of Late Life.

One of my favorite writers, Judith Viorst, has a new book out with poems about aging, this time about late-life aging. I had a chance to review the cute compilation called Nearing 90 and Other Comedies of Late Life and chuckled after reading each page. It's a great book to give to a parent or friend who is nearing or in their ninth decade.

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