Monthly Archives: May 2010

Revealing Calories is TMI at a Ball Game

The other day, my husband Jeff and I had the good fortune to attend a Yankees game at the year-old stadium. Among the pleasures of being at a ballgame is a day to suspend my usual nutrition rules and to … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Warts and All

We think of warts as something on our hands and feet, or something on the nose of a witch. But in reality, warts can turn up anywhere on anyone, even young kids like my daughter Samantha, who developed a wart … Continue reading

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When Thyroid Disease Hit Home

Yesterday was World Thyroid Day, a day devoted to promoting more awareness of thyroid health. Until five years ago, I knew very little about this amazing butterfly-shaped gland that’s nestled at the base of our neck. But then I wrote … Continue reading

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How My Husband Finally Got Healthy

A few years ago, my husband Jeff came home with a new pair of pants. “They’re a little snug,” he said, as he tried to tuck his thumb into the waistline. “I think I have to take them back for … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Touch

One of my fondest images from childhood involves my mother sitting on the edge of my bed and reaching out to touch my hand just before I went to sleep. What we talked about those nights I no longer recall. … Continue reading

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Have you heard?

For years, I have watched as my mother’s hearing has deteriorated. She gave answers that made no sense.  She strained to hear store clerks and waitresses. She remained quiet during family conversations. To the outside world, she appeared addled and … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Bubble

Having children provides a steady supply of small medical mysteries. Some are easily solved. Others linger for days, weeks, even years. A few weeks ago, my daughter Annie presented me with what I consider a mini-medical mystery. That morning, she … Continue reading

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