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How I Lost 85 Pounds And Became A Runner

How I Lost 85 Pounds And Became A Runner

11.12.2014
I'd been trim all my life. I had two kids and proudly fit right back into my size eights after the birth of each one. Somehow, 20 years...
What Life Is Like With A Husband Who Suffers From Parkinson's Disease

What Life Is Like With A Husband Who Suffers From Parkinson's Disease

11.10.2014
When it comes to Parkinson's disease, the body is the main focus. It slows down, changes, becomes clumsy and deformed, sweats, tires out...
'I'd Be Lucky If I Lost My Breast'

'I'd Be Lucky If I Lost My Breast'

11. 7.2014
Three weeks ago, when the threat of breast cancer entered my life, I decided to hang up my blogging hat for a breather. Frankly, I felt...
Want To Extend Your Life By Two Years? Then You Should Have This

Want To Extend Your Life By Two Years? Then You Should Have This

Shelley Emling  11. 6.2014
Do you feel in control of your life and that what you do matters? It could play a role in how long you live. A study led by researchers...
The Embarrassing Health Problem That's Surprisingly Common Among Women

The Embarrassing Health Problem That's Surprisingly Common Among Women

11. 5.2014
I am one of the biggest believers in positive aging on the planet. Embracing who we are now, and all the new experiences that come along...
Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise A Day May Cut Breast Cancer Risk By A Fifth

Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise A Day May Cut Breast Cancer Risk By A Fifth

Yagana Shah  11. 3.2014
Whether it's a walk around the block on your lunch break or swimming a couple of laps at the gym, getting at least 15 minutes of exercise...
Unsung Heroes: The Face Of American Caregiving

Unsung Heroes: The Face Of American Caregiving

Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling  11. 3.2014
We are the nation's caregivers. We have stepped up to the challenge of caring for our aging relatives and loved ones -- providing services...
The Perfect Solution For Managing Arthritis And Osteoporosis

The Perfect Solution For Managing Arthritis And Osteoporosis

11. 1.2014
My body is my treasure, my best friend, and my first instrument. Muscles, tendons and even memory, tend to wear thin. Arthritis and osteoporosis...
Aging Is All In Your Head, Study Says

Aging Is All In Your Head, Study Says

Yagana Shah  10.31.2014
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks," you might joke. Or think to yourself, "I'm too old to do that." Stop it, we beg you. A new study...
The Most Influential Organization You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Influential Organization You've Probably Never Heard Of

10.31.2014
Many of my friends nodded politely a few weeks back when I told them that I had been elected to the Institute of Medicine. They knew from...
How To End Painful Sex During Menopause

How To End Painful Sex During Menopause

10.30.2014
Vaginal dryness affects as many as 75 percent of postmenopausal women. And between 17 and 45 percent of postmenopausal women say they find...
20 Reasons To Run The NYC Marathon At Least Once in Your Life

20 Reasons To Run The NYC Marathon At Least Once in Your Life

10.30.2014
Every year around this time, I get the New York City Marathon bug. My usual every-other-day run generally takes me to Central Park, where...
How A Good Night's Sleep May Protect You From Alzheimer's

How A Good Night's Sleep May Protect You From Alzheimer's

Yagana Shah  10.29.2014
We all know the benefits of a good night's sleep. Not only do you wake up bright-eyed and feeling rested, your mind is more alert and functions...
The Worst Thing You Can Do When Diagnosed With Cancer

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Diagnosed With Cancer

10.24.2014
When something 'bad' happens to us, we often second-guess the reasons. Eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first...