Archive for February, 2013

“The Last Word”
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“The Last Word”

When February comes around, a lot of us start digging in the closet for everything we own that’s the color red.  Come March, all that red ends up buried in the back of the closet and perhaps the whole reason we trotted out that red dress in the first place. [...]

“No Rest For The Weary”
"My Health Challenge" / Find your 50

“No Rest For The Weary”

Soothing, Sleepy Sounds I just woke up to the sound of rain. I love sleeping during a rainy afternoon. However, I’m sleeping a bit too much lately, at least it seems more than usual. My family would tell you they feel I don’t get enough sleep through the week.  I’ll [...]

“Is newer really better?”
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“Is newer really better?”

“Odds Are…” As Menopause is a right of passage for women, so too, is a hysterectomy for many women.  In fact,  one in nine women will have the procedure.  Simply put, a hysterectomy is done to remove the uterus to treat a number of health problems like fibroids and abnormal [...]

“Does size matter to you?”
"Me, Menopause?" / Fit 50 / Fit 50 Health

“Does size matter to you?”

If you are in ‘hot flash hell,’  your doc may have suggested estrogen to help treat your moderate to killer Menopause symptoms.  Now, there is a more discreet delivery method for the drug. The new prescription estrogen patch goes by the brand name ‘Minivelle’ and it’s available in U.S. pharmacies [...]

“Move Me”
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“Move Me”

Editor’s Note:   U.S. Census statistics show the ‘average’ American will move roughly eleven times in his or her lifetime.  To put that into perspective, eleven moves are more than double the number folks will make in Japan and the United Kingdom.  What can we say, we are–as a country–itchy for [...]