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Getaways for Good

Getaways for Good

Spend a few hours volunteering for meaningful vacation memories. By Maryann Hammers A few years ago, Judy Crockett and her husband took a memorable road trip, with musical stopovers in Nashville and Memphis. On the drive home to Michigan, they stopped to savor the culture and cuisine of New Orleans and also [...]

Posted on: December 16, 2014

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Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding could cut the chance of developing breast cancer by up to one fifth according to researchers sharing the results of a major clinical study presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. 1 Previous studies have suggested that breastfeeding has a protective effect against the development of breast cancer, [...]

Posted on: December 12, 2014

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Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Have a goal? Need a change? Let an inspiration board guide the way. By Maryann Hammers Barbara Savin, a clinical hypnotherapist and meditation instructor, has made a career out of helping people achieve their goals. She frequently tells her clients, “Whatever you focus on, that is what you bring into your [...]

Posted on: December 9, 2014

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How to Support a Sick Friend

How to Support a Sick Friend

By Maryann Hammers You have an ill family member or friend. You want to show your concern in some small way. So you send a flower bouquet or card. Or you shoot over a quick text or email. You get brownie points for reaching out. But what your friend may really [...]

Posted on: December 9, 2014

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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You See and What You Don’t

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You See and What You Don’t

Psoriatic disease affects women physically and emotionally. By Heather Johnson Durocher It’s the simple, everyday tasks that can prove particu­larly frustrating for Jaime Moy, a Detroit, Michigan–area mom who lives with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. “It’s very difficult when you’re the type of person who is used to doing everything you can [...]

Posted on: December 12, 2014

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What Does Your Gut Tell You?

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health. By Mia James At the very least, gastro­intestinal (GI) symp­toms are bother­some and sometimes embarrassing. No one feels her best when she’s beset with bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea, or constipation. This discomfort and inconvenience can also be a sign of a [...]

Posted on: December 12, 2014

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Be Here Now

Be Here Now

Learn to be emotionally present to life’s challenges. By Jennifer L. Kunst, PhD There is a wish in all of us to be able to get around troubles in life rather than go through them. If only we could skip from the beginning to the end without having to go through the middle. If only we [...]

Posted on: December 12, 2014

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Q&A Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Q&A Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Preparing in advance and setting priorities for your time with your physician will allow you to get what you need from your appointment and develop a valuable relationship with your provider. Here Juliana Hansen, MD , division chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and three current [...]

Posted on: December 7, 2014

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Vibrant Food

Vibrant Food

Kimberley Hasselbrink comes at cooking with a pho­tographer’s eye and a love for improvisation in the kitchen. In her introduction to Vibrant Food (Ten Speed Press, 2014; $25), a cookbook featuring her original, seasonal recipes and photos, she writes of her approach to recipe develop­ment: “Some colorful ingre­dient will capture my fancy, and I’ll [...]

Posted on: December 7, 2014

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