Be Well


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  • Making the Most of your Empty Nest

    by Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D.

    Carolyn had sent her daughter, Sally, to college over a month ago. Carolyn used to be busy designing sets for Sally’s school musicals and coordinating her daughter’s teen youth group. But now that Sally was no longer home, Carolyn felt detached … read more

  • Cool Aid

    by Kate Wicker

    Who says school’s out for the summer? This summer first-aid primer offers a crash course on preventing and treating common summertime afflictions. The creepy crawlies From fire ants to mosquitoes, there are an awful lot of biting critters out … read more

  • Clear Out Clutter

    by Rachel Swenson Balducci

    For Ann Marie McManus, home organization was not an innate ability. Shooting from the hip with cleaning and tidying worked okay when she had two children, but when her third baby came along, something had to give.   “We moved from a man-… read more

  • Thirty Days to a Healthier You

    by Kate Wicker

    Lord knows you try—a fridge full of lean meats and Greek yogurt, and those regular walks count toward something. But sometimes achieving and maintaining good health can just feel so overwhelming.   It’s worth the effort, though. Not only are… read more

  • New Year, New You!

    by Sherry Antonetti

    We all made our public announcements on December 31st: “This year, it will be different.” This year I will get organized, lose weight, save money, be a better version of whatever it is I already am. Setting goals is part of the fun of a New… read more

  • Are vaccines safe?

    by American Academy of Pediatrics

    There’s a lot of information available on vaccines, not all of it reliable. Here, pediatricians set the record straight: I’ve heard that vaccines are not needed because the diseases were disappearing even before the vaccines were developed.This is … read more

  • What’s stopping you?

    by The Weight Control Information Network

    Regular physical activity may help prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. It also may also increase your energy and boost your mood. But many people don’t know how to… read more

  • “I’m too embarrassed to talk to my doctor”

    by Vicki Rackner, M.D.

    The realization hit Natalie like a ton of bricks. Her mother, Joann, had literally died of embarrassment! Joann had noticed blood in her stool almost a year before she was diagnosed with colon cancer. At first she told herself it must have been those… read more

  • How to get a good night's sleep

    by Lisa Collier Cool

    According to sleep experts, I’m doing everything wrong. I don’t have a regular bedtime and often stay up way too late. There’s always one more TV show to watch, one more e-mail to send. By the time I finally crawl under the covers, … read more

  • Healthy bones for Life

    by Cherri Fuller

    Lights twinkled overhead and the smell of popcorn filled the air as Gail, 42, laced her skates and glided onto the ice. Today she’d put away her “to do” list of post-Christmas activities in order to savor some ice-skating with her kids at… read more

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