Category Archives: Women

Cards for a Cure Honoree: Betsy Burgess

I was 36 years old and in the prime of my life when my breast cancer story began. I had a great job as a shareholder at Carr Allison Law Firm, three precious little kids, a loving husband, a big boisterous extended family and fun, hilarious friends. I had just returned from a football filled…
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Spring into Healthier Eating – Behavior Modification

Have you been keeping to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier? Well, you are not alone! Most people who attempt resolutions slide back into their old habits. We all want to focus on changing our lifestyles for the better, but to keep the momentum going we need to learn about ways behavior change plays…
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Advancements in Ovarian Cancer Treatment Provide Hope for Patients

When a woman is told she has ovarian cancer, her first thought is usually fear. This is primarily because we don’t always talk about it. This is the cancer where we don’t see so many runs, walks and ribbons adorning the food we buy and the events we attend. Ovarian cancer is not pink. It’s…
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Balancing in Heels – All Pain… No Gain

High heels. Some love them. Some hate them. Despite your true feelings, many of us have had times in life (hello holiday parties) when we need to throw them on. According to the American Osteopathic Association, “One in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week and one third of those women…
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Breast Cancer Awareness – Prevention is Key

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center and Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center would like to remind the community that prevention is key. Many factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women, and men, who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors…
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Preparing Your Body for Baby

Nesting. For those who aren’t familiar with this mommy-friendly term, it’s when expectant mothers get the urge to clean, tie up lose ends and organize — brought on by a desire to prepare for the new baby. Similar to nesting, many women who are planning to get pregnant may get the urge to start preparing…
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Midnight Musings of a Exercise Physiologist

I’ve spent most of my life in the fitness industry, either as a consumer, an exercise science student or as a working professional. What follows are thoughts and ideas that have rattled around in my head, in some cases, for decades. (They are too brief to devote an entire post.) I hope you find something…
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You and Exercise: A Love Story

Our relationship with exercise is a rocky one. At first everything will be going great with all the infatuation of new love. Then we will lose steam, our love will fade or we might even get hurt---literally. So we break up with exercise and we try to move on with our lives. For many of…
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It’s March. Do You Know Where Your New Year’s Resolutions Are?

What were your health-related New Year’s resolutions? Did you resolve to lose weight, get in shape, maybe get your blood pressure and/or cholesterol down? How’d that work out? Maybe you started with the best of intentions and did well for a few weeks, only to fall back into old patterns. Here are some strategies to…
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Nutrition in a Nutshell

March is National Nutrition Month. Nutrition is a tricky subject and opinions differ vastly. Since I am not a registered dietitian I don’t offer specific nutrition counsel. Rather than tell you exactly what to eat the purpose of this article is to define basic nutritional concepts and terms in order for you to judge for…
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