August 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Let the games begin!

The true games begin tonight as we begin the Paralympics in London. These athletes have overcome barriers, continue to train and are the best of the best.  Watching them compete exemplifies in my mind the meaning of what dedication is.  They personify the goal of being the best you…

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Added by Beth Battaglino on August 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Need Another Incentive to Eat Less and Work Out More?

The news today gives me yet another reason to eat well and exercise regularly: the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) says that 7 in 10 cases…

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Added by Marcia on August 29, 2012 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

Surviving the Empty Nest

My nest is about to be undeniably, starkly empty. We settled my younger daughter in her dorm room this past weekend, and my older one heads to Germany in a few days for a semester abroad. My husband leaves for business in England just as the older daughter leaves. It will be me, the dog and the cat—and, no…

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Added by Marcia on August 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Swept under the Fibro Rug?

Swept under the rug of Fibro…

Posted on August 27, 2012 by swansonmjs

I was like most Fibromites who struggled to get someone to believe them that there was something really wrong. First there was exhaustion, depression, anxiety, insomnia, body aches and pains. Results: Nothing found ~ It must be stress of dealing with the increased work load and a family crisis.

Next, I had a terrible jaw ache and migraines. After seeing a Dentist, a specialist, an Optometrist, a…

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Added by Lissa J on August 26, 2012 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

50 Shades of Mental

Dear Women Everywhere,

My experience with the menopause has been interesting and debilitating at the same time.

After seeing a mental health expert because of my 'condition' I started to keep a diary which resulted in me publising it on itunes, smashwords, kobo and amazon as a sort of collection of thoughts.   Like a blog.  It was very cathartic and very funny. …

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Added by RustyBernard on August 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hormone Therapy, Finally the Experts Agree

It’s been ten years since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) hormone trials announced that there was an increase in breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes with the use of hormone therapy.  …

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Added by staness on August 24, 2012 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Perimenopausal Depression

Are you suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, or cranky moods? Feeling hopeless, apprehensive, or deep sadness for prolonged periods? If so, you may be suffering from perimenopausal…

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Added by staness on August 22, 2012 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Coconut Water vs. Sports Drinks

This summer has been a hot one (although we probably say that every summer). A couple weeks ago I had a tennis match in 90 degree weather, so I stopped on the way to grab a gatorade. I was drawn away from the brightly colored beverages towards the selection of coconut water. I had heard that coconut water is great…

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Added by Julie on August 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Looking to Improve Your Relationship?

Most couples not only want to grow old together. They want to grow better.

Over 13.5 million self-help books addressing relationships were purchased last year.  People read books ranging from The Divorce Remedy to Strangling Your Husband is not an Option. If you are motivated to improve your relationship, you might try a potent but easily overlooked step Looking at Your Partner...

Before you discard this as absurd or absurdly simple, it is…

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Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on August 15, 2012 at 11:31am — 6 Comments

Local groups just for you

Are you looking for the best doctor in your area?  Wondering which insurance company offers the most complete coverage?  Do you just need to know where to have the best girls’ night out?  Check out some of our local groups:

New York:…

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Added by Purple on August 14, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Can Red Wine Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer remains the leading cancer in U.S. women. Over the last decade headlines have warned us that alcohol consumption, including wine, can increase the risk of breast cancer.

A recent study in the…

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Added by staness on August 14, 2012 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

No Title

http://survivingfibro.blog.com/2012/08/14/no-title/

Is this you?  (btw; Can't think of a Title-in a deep fog)

Do you . . .…

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Added by Lissa J on August 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Invisible? Not to me!

Arriving at work the other day my Manager greeted me with “you look like hell”, then proceeded to ask the following Migraine?, No Sleep?, Pain?, Been Crying?

My response –…

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Added by Lissa J on August 7, 2012 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Let's hear it for our pets

This is Daisy, my brother's lab mix that he's had for well over a decade now.  She is a wonderful and well-trained dog and has been his faithful companion since college.  The whole family loves her and knows, as we see her coat turning more white and her playing become a little less vigorous, that we need to treasure…

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Added by Purple on August 6, 2012 at 3:15pm — 3 Comments

Can Hope Make a Difference in Our Lives?

Almost everyone has some experience with hope: We hope for the best. We hang on to hope. We despair when we lose hope.

It would seem that hope, which is broadly defined as an emotional state that promotes the belief in a positive outcome, is in inherent…

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Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on August 6, 2012 at 12:50am — No Comments

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