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The Secret to Not Letting the Holidays Overwhelm You? Have a Plan!

We're in the thick of the holiday season, and for many women it can be a time when our healthy habits take a back seat. Have a plan and stay on track. Here's how.
Posted 12/7/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 13 comments   8,170 views
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Muscle Your Way to Stronger Bones

The bad news: Most women experience reduced bone density in the years after menopause. The good news: You can prevent and somewhat reverse that bone loss. Cathy Cram explains how.
Posted 10/31/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Cathy Cram : 11 comments   11,190 views
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Inspiring Woman: Triathlete and Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor

Most young women don't think about breast cancer. Laurah, first diagnosed at age 22, does. Battling breast cancer changed her forever, shaped her career and inspired her fitness.
Posted 10/27/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 48 comments   15,040 views
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From Dr. Birdie: What You Really Need to Know about Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Dr. Birdie tells you what you can--and can't--do to reduce your risk.
Posted 10/7/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 37 comments   15,300 views
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How Strong Are Your Bones?

One of the most serious problems associated with menopause is the increased risk of bone loss as a result of hormonal shifts. Read the first of four blogs on this topic.
Posted 9/21/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 22 comments   13,471 views
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Keep That Youthful Glow during Menopause and Beyond

Menopause WILL change your skin, but you can fight back. But maternal health expert Cathy Cram has tips to help--and she's living proof they work!
Posted 8/17/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 19 comments   37,045 views
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10 Reasons to Celebrate Menopause

Does menopause have you mourning? Maternal fitness expert Cathy Cram shares reasons to be happy about menopause!
Posted 7/13/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Cathy Cram : 58 comments   21,233 views
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Win the Battle of the 'Menopause Belly' Bulge

Any woman who's gone through menopause knows about 'menopause belly,' that pad of fat that appears on the abdomen. Learn to fight back!
Posted 6/15/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 31 comments   114,682 views
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Drug Treatments for Hot Flashes

Today we explore the medical treatments that can help reduce menopausal hot flashes and the controversy surrounding one of the most effective treatments, hormone treatment.
Posted 5/11/2011  5:33:54 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 21 comments   12,462 views
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Alternative Treatments for Hot Flashes

This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.
Posted 4/13/2011  2:27:13 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 29 comments   15,504 views
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Hot Flashes: Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle Tips

Women's fitness expert share her secrets for staying cool during menopause--even during hot flashes!
Posted 3/15/2011  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 63 comments   40,522 views
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NEW Series: Menopause Health and Fitness 101

Menopause can send your emotions on a roller coaster. Will anything help keep you on an even keel? Fitness expert Cathy Cram offers hope in this new series!
Posted 2/15/2011  2:08:47 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 108 comments   26,797 views
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Go Red for Women Tomorrow, Feb. 4!

Each year more women die from heart disease than the next four leading causes of death including breast cancer so wear red tomorrow to show your support for making changes.
Posted 2/3/2011  11:10:48 AM By: Nancy Howard : 97 comments   18,190 views
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Choose You Commitment: Commit to Putting Yourself First

Recently the American Cancer Society launched the Choose You Commitment program as a means to empower women to put their health first, especially when it comes to early detection.
Posted 10/23/2010  8:12:07 AM By: Nancy Howard : 43 comments   15,972 views
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New Study Uncovers a Surprising Health Risk for Pear-Shaped Women

Pear-shaped bodies are often considered healthier than apple shapes, but a new study has found an interesting connection between lower-body fat and health risk.
Posted 9/3/2010  3:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 95 comments   29,826 views
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