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Welcome to our community of midlife women who seek to Design the Second Half of Their Life! Real Women on Health reveals new paradigms, new ways of thinking, highlighting new science, medical research and experts with the stories of real women. Sparked by the collective curiosity and wisdom of our members, we guide an intimate, informative "fresh" dialogue that is always respectful of women's lives, and fun. Hosted by Kelley Connors.




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Ready to find your inner artist and move towards what's next?

Has anyone ever told you "you're not an artist"...well, I've believed it myself about me for some time. However, I'm bringing a creative coach to our show, Jody March, who will share her work as a coach helping professional working women find their inner artist. We will also talk about why finding your inner artist is important and what the mindset shifts are that occur as result of finding your inner artist. Jody and I will share our views and some interesting research on 3 ways to find...

Duration: 00:30:53

Be Your Own Super Hero: How Drawing Comics Helps You Cope

MK Czerwiec, nurse, teacher and author, will talk to us about how she teaches this simple, approachable art form to help people — from medical students to cancer patients — express their illness and caregiving experiences, with amazing results. She’ll also talk about studies underway that prove this method of story-telling and release truly works. MK is the artist-in-residence at Northwestern Medical School, where she earned a Master's degree in Medical Humanities & Bioethics, and a guest...

Duration: 00:23:59

How to Rekindle Sex - Jun 08,2011

This week, Sheri Winston, Author "Anatomy of Arousal" is going to decode what the sexless marriage might mean for women and how to get your mojo back...assuming you want it back:)) Were a savvy and curious group - us women over-50 - and some of us are still rebelling at the fact that its as simple as a blue pill for men. For women, the solution may be any one of these, or any of these in combination: - couples therapy - a vacation alone (or with the girlfriends!) - sex toys - testosterone...

Duration: 00:33:25

Nonsense Makes the Heart Grow Fonder - Feb 09,2011

Isn't laughter the best medicine? Join nurse humorist, Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE in "Nonsense Makes the Heart Grow Fonder" February 9@12:30 pm EST. There's no overdosing with humor so check in with us and learn how laughter can improve your relationships, health and life! For nurses, caregivers, and other women who feel the stressors of life everyday. Did I include you? Sponsored by NurseTogether.womens health | womens wellness | laughter | Valentines Day | nursing

Duration: 00:39:06

Caregiving: From Crisis to Comfort - Jan 26,2011

Join Kelley Connors, MPH, and Lori LaBey, Founder of the Award-Winning Blog called Alzheimer's Speaks. We'll talk about how caregivers can sustain their wellbeing - from crisis to comfort!caregiving | womens health | womens wellness | Alzheimers | Real Women on Health

Duration: 00:43:01

Karin's Fertility Journey - Jan 19,2011

“Fertility doesn’t last forever you know. Why didn’t you just start in your early 20?s with one of those nice guys who liked you?” Such comments from friends and family dotted the journey Karin Thayer, BBC Journalist, would take to create a family as a single woman living in Europe. Join Kelley Connors, MPH, Women's Health Advocate and Cassie Holm, Communications Strategist as she and Karin explore how her journey led to her development of a new fertility resource – the kind Karin needed...

Duration: 00:30:54

Smoking Prevention Strategies for Tween Girls - Jan 12,2011

Listen to Kelley Connors, MPH, women's wellness advocate and healthcare communicator, speak with Mario Nacinovich, Editor, Journal of Healthcare Communications, on smoking prevention strategies for tween girls. Kelley will be joined by her sister, Kara, as they focus on their medical education grant from Pfizer.real women on health | smoking prevention | tween health | womens health | Kelley Connors

Duration: 00:46:47

Ladies: It's Time for You to Get Well-thy in 2011! - Jan 05,2011

Join Cassie and I on January 5th at 12:30 pm, with Barbara Hannah Grufferman, Author of “The Best of Everything After 50” in our 30 minute on-line radio show (like a kitchen table talk conversation). Our conversation is about how we can all take small steps to achieve a big goal and actually change our life. Just ask Barbara! Barbara kick started her 2010 by declaring that she would run the NYC Marathon. Find out from her how the process of training for the marathon lieterally “changed her...

Duration: 00:32:58

Like Mother...Like Daughter? - Dec 08,2010

Ladies, let's not blame each other.But, hey, let’s face it – we need to support each other to break the “cycle of obesity” in this country and it’s time to take personal responsibility. If you have a body mass index of over 35 (and it’s not pinch an inch!), you’ll want to talk with us next Wed December 8th with “the doc who walks the talk”, Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP. Dr. Peeke is a Best-Selling Author and Chief Medical Correspondant for Discovery Channel TV and is a practicing...

Duration: 00:29:44

How to Manage Your Diabetes and Live Well! - Nov 10,2010

Join Kelley Connors in conversation with Nora Saul, manager for Nutrition Services at the Joslin Diabetes Center, who will talk to us about how to successfully manage diabetes and enjoy your life. She’ll provide tips on keeping nutrition healthy but tasty, the importance of monitoring sugar levels and taking insulin when necessary.diabetes | womens wellness | Kelley Connors | heart disease | Healthy Women

Duration: 00:28:57

Clean Up Your Act: Time is Freedom! - Nov 03,2010

What if you really had control over saving time…what would you do with another hour a day? (With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, the question may really be more than academic:) I mean, if you were given an extra hour…imagine what might be in store for you. A workout in the morning? More time with your kids? (less time with your kids:)). More time answering emails…or what about catching up with The View, The Good Wife or Mad Men via the Internet? A recent survey by...

Duration: 00:27:56

Unexplained Pain and What You Can Do About It - Oct 14,2010

Join other women's health groups and real women to talk about fibromyalgia and what you can do about it. Kelley and Cassie will talk about the impact of chronic pain conditions and how women can improve communications with their health care professionals to get relief. Their guests will be Dr. Steven Stanos, medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Center for Pain Management and Lynne Matallana, fibromyalgia patient and advocate and co-founder of the National...

Duration: 00:35:13

Good Health: Do Your Eyes Have It? - Oct 06,2010

Join us as optometrist Dr. Mary Lou French gives us the inside scoop on why you need to have your eyes examined regularly, the latest in contact lens options for you and your children, and tips for keeping everyone’s eyes healthy and safe.eye health | Real Women on Health | womens health | Kelley Connors | womens wellness

Duration: 00:26:13

HPV: You're Not Too Old for the Test! - Sep 22,2010

Is the HPV test one that women over 40 should know about? You're NOT too old for this test! Join Kelley and Cassie with Dr. Barbara Levy, women's health physician with more than 20 years of experience. She opened her private gynecologic practice in Federal Way, WA, in 1993 after working for several years in Seattle. She is devoted to the art of healing, and provides sensitive, respectful health care to women of all ages. Dr. Levy stays up-to-date on the latest developments in her field,...

Duration: 00:30:58

Health 2.0: She's @endogoddess - Sep 15,2010

Is your doctor on MySpace, Facebook or Twitter? Social media is expanding as a health information source for women as e-patients, consumers and caregivers with almost half of women on-line seeking health and wellness information and product reviews. But, have you ever thought that your physician might be using social media? If the thought frightens you, let me fill you in. Unlike patients themselves, no doctor would violate patient privacy laws just to be a hot shot on twitter or facebook....

Duration: 00:41:25

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Insights and Impact on Women's Health -

Join Kelley Connors, MPH, Women's Wellness Coach and Deborah Metzger, Founder and director of the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health. Deborah is a certified advanced Kripalu Yoga teacher and certified Dharmic Yoga Instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (E- 500 Hour RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, a licensed social worker and holds an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She has completed the Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer Certification...

Duration: 00:25:42

Patient Empowerment: How to be Your Own Best Advocate - Aug 05,2010

Featured guests, Trisha Torrey, Guide to Patent Empowerment, and quoted in this month’s “O” Magazine, and Regina Holliday, medical advocate and muralist, painter of “73 cents,” a depiction of challenges she faced to acquire her late husband’s medical records as he struggled with cancer (“73 Cents” also cover of British Medical Journal 9/09). Later in the month, the show will also explore how healthcare professionals are using social media to enhance communications with...

Duration: 00:57:36

How ‘Health 2.0’ is Evolving and Why You Should Care - Aug 03,2010

How ‘Health 2.0’ is Evolving and Why You Should Care.” Featured guests, Indu Subaiya, co-founder of Health 2.0, a leading showcase where healthcare transformers share news and ideas around technology and patient communities, and Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health economist, principal of THINK-Health and founder of one of the most influential blogs in healthcare, Health Populi.womens health | Health | Health Care | Real Women on Health | patient advocacy

Duration: 00:58:27

Why Women Can't Say "No": Part One with Health Bloggers - Jul 28,2010

Join Real Women on Health! with leading health bloggers (like you!) and Audrey Nelson, a gender communication specialist and blogger for "He Speaks, She Speaks" at Psychology Today. This will be an open forum for women bloggers like you to share your experience and thoughts around this issue and will be available as an on-demand podcast that you can offer your own audience. We'll also give you access to our survey link so your own readers can participate in the fun and answer the questions...

Duration: 00:43:46

Pledge for Better Skin Care - Jul 12,2010

Is Beauty skin deep? We think it all starts with skin. We'll fill you in matter what kind of skin you have, you can learn how to care for it so you can radiate health. My big question is: with skin being our largest organ, do we reap the benefits of drinking water to reduce dryness on the outer layer? There is alot of controversy on this point. Join Kelley and Cassie in conversation with Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, MD, and renowned dermatologist as she helps women achieve the skin that...

Duration: 00:42:58

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