by Linda CohenApril 30, 2012Five years ago I lost my father. I could never have imagined the impact his death would have on my life. The death of a parent is a life-altering occurrence, and it can be a wake-up call for how you want to live your own life .
by Marilyn Russell, Morning Show Host, 95.7 BEN-FMDecember 21, 2011It’s been several weeks, yet I’m still buzzing with excitement of this year’s Virtua Women’s Health Symposium. What an honor it was to be chosen as moderator for this year’s event featuring legendary singer, actress and comedienne Bette Midler...
by Stephanie O'Neil-MorrisNovember 09, 2011No one thinks that this will never happen to them or someone they know. This being suicide. And I'm writing because I know first-hand that it does happen.
by Roz WarrenNovember 08, 2011I’ll never forget the first time I saw Doctor Zhivago, because that was the day I got my first period. Other women hear “Lara’s Theme” and think “undying romance.” I think, “Help! I’m bleeding to death!”
by CherylOctober 20, 2011So what is it about birthdays that can bring this 40-something woman to tears? Many things—loss of youth, age spots, achy joints and a deteriorating memory are just a few that come to mind...
by Patty Lubrano-Feinstein, as told to Holly SleppyOctober 12, 2011In November 2010, Patty had her annual mammogram. Like each year before, Patty didn’t expect anything unusual. But this mammogram was different - it showed "something."
by LizSeptember 26, 2011As I entered into menopause several years ago, I often was asked if I would look to hormone replacement therapy to cope with its unpleasant symptoms. I always responded with a hearty, “Not me!” That is, until I was introduced to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
by Peggy, Virtua Woman MemberSeptember 20, 2011No one could believe how well I appeared to handle sending my baby to college last fall. Surprising, because even while she was in the middle of her senior year of high school, I cried at the mere thought of her leaving me.
by Pat April 26, 2011In December 2009, my husband and I talked about buying each other the usual new clothes for Christmas. We were over age 50 AND overweight...the last thing we really needed was new clothes. Instead, we decided to give each other the gift of good health.
by LizFebruary 28, 2011There was a dirty little secret that my mother never shared. Perhaps she didn’t want to burst my bubble. Or, maybe, when HER happily-ever-after got interrupted by “the change of life” she thought she was alone. But when menopause symptoms threatened my happiness, I decided to end the secret and find a solution.
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