Born and raised on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Cynthia Barnett emigrated to the U.S. to pursue her higher education. She earned her Masters Degree and a PhD and became an educator. Rather than deciding to retire, Dr. Barnett chose to "refire: - use the wisdom you gain and experience you have to forge a new path. She created a popular STEM education program for young girls. Her book is "I'm Not Done Yet and You ... Read more
What is the function of the thyroid and what are symptoms of thyroid disorders, both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Columbia University Medical Center Endocrinologist Dr. Salila Kurra explains the thyroid's function and difference conditions that women may experience.
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Do you know the difference between cluttering and hoarding? Tip: the latter can be hazardous to one's health and safety. Social Worker Elaine Birchall, co-author, "Conquer the Clutter," explains signs of hoarding, causes and how to gently address the matter with a loved one who exhibit signs. Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable if diagnosed at an early stage. Columbia Doctors Ob/GYN Dr. June Hou discusses cervi... Read more
After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse when she was 5, Becca Stevens made it her mission to help women who are victims of human trafficking and sex abuse. In 1997, she founded the nonprofit Thistle Farms to provide a safe haven for women who otherwise may have nowhere else to turn. Based in Nashville, Thistle Farms provides housing, medical and mental health appointments and jobs through Thistle Farms... Read more
Having a baby can change your life. Planning to have a baby starts with making healthy changes to prepare your body. You'll be eating and drinking for two for nine months and longer if breastfeeding. Registered Dietitians Diana Licalzi and Hillary Wright share expert nutrition for expectant moms. Licalzi is co author of "Drinking For Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be." Wright is Director of Nutrition at Domar ... Read more
Melanie says "Let's banish the term 'anti-aging' and view longevity as the gift of having more time life to enjoy more in the world and share more of your talents." Certified Geronotologist Lysa J. Rohan explains the science of growing older and the impact of hormone fluctuations on your mind and body. Rohan and Melanie discuss tips to boost mental and physical energy through diet, exercise, meditation, social i... Read more
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million people in the U.S, and close to 16 million adults are family caregivers to someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Miriam Green, author of “The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver,” shares tips for caregivers. Green's book and companion blog provide insights on caring for a parent who has Alzheimer&... Read more
Marketing and publishing professionals will tell you creating a platform is important to build your brand, especially when you trying to sell yourself, your service, book or product. But how do you start? Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young shares tips based on her own experience building a brand, selling her book and learning to reinvent her career in midlife. Some tips: #1 Be resilient and resourceful! #2 If it's not wor... Read more
Watching shows on food, wine and travel can be a delicious experience. The hit YouTube channel series, "Pasta Grannies," created by Vicky Bennison, captures Italian grandmothers making traditional homemade pasta dishes. The Pasta Grannies companion cookbook shares their stories and recipes. Leslie Sbrocco, host of KQED-TV's (PBS) award-winning "Check Please" and frequent guest wine expert on NBC Today, takes vie... Read more
Chef Ahki Taylor discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet and tips for getting started. Chef Ahki was inspired by her native-American upbringing to embrace whole foods and became a plant-based chef. Her celebrity clients have included Lenny Kravitz, Wendy Williams, Selma Hayek and Bradley Cooper. She is author of "Electric: A Modern Guide to Non-Hybrid & Wild Foods,"
The Fibroid Elimination Recipe Guide," ... Read more
Caring for a loved one diagnosed with cancer can be difficult, says cancer survivor, Cynthia Hayes, who created The Big Ordeal (www.thebigordeal.com) to provide a supportive community and helpful resources for both patients and caregivers. Animal neglect and hoarding are more widespread than you realize, says Kathy Stevens, founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary in the Hudson ... Read more
Certain health conditions could impact your ability to conceive a child, including treatment for cancer and endometriosis. Kofinas Fertility Group board-certified reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialists, Dr. Jason Kofinas, Dr. Alexis Masbou and Dr. Chantae Sullivan-Pyke discuss these conditions and your fertility treatment options.
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Millions of people worldwide are affected by autoimmune disease which number and vary in the dozens. Dr. Cynthia Li was diagnosed with post-partum thyroiditis and chronic fatigue syndrome that left her so weak, dizzy and hypersensitive to light and sound that it was difficult to leave her home. Dr. Li documents her struggles and managing her disease in "Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoi... Read more
When the recession upended her world, news producer, Stephanie Krikorian, had to reinvent herself. She started ghostwriting self-help books for celebrity experts and began a journey into the world of self-improvement, visiting healers, coaches, acupuncturists, clairvoyants, feng shui experts and more. She shares her experiences and revelation that she really did not need fixing in her humorous book, "Zen Bender: A Decade-Long E... Read more
Everyone needs a body confidence boost at some point. While diet, exercise, sleep and stress management are key, sometimes you need a little more help. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, discusses minimally invasive techniques to maintain skin, hands and body as you age and also discusses health concerns around textured breast implants. Certified body-mind practitioner and nutrition therapist, Vicky Rolfe, discus... Read more
In her memoir, "My Wild and Precious Life," Susanne Rheault shares her inspiring story of working in rural Africa running AIDS prevention programs and helping to transform a two room orphanage in Tanzania into a home, school and organic farm for 350 children called Precious Project. After experiencing side effects from cancer treatment that affected her skin and brows, chiropractic medicine and wellness specialist, Dr. Dori... Read more
Two-ingredient ice cream, microwave cake in a mug and non-bake caramel and peanut chocolate tart are a few easy and creative recipes by Gemma Stafford, in her cookbook, "Bigger Bolder Baking: A Fearless Approach to Baking Anytime, Anywhere." Stafford grew up in Ireland and trained at renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School before moving to the U.S. to work as a chef. She hosts the hit YouTube show "Bigger Bolder Baking" ... Read more
Nutrition Specialist Liana Werner-Gray author of "Cancer Free with Food" and "The Earth Diet," discusses cancer nutrition and tips to help cancer patients. She shares her story eating her way back to health. Danna Demetre, RN and Robyn Thomson, Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner, co-authors of "Eat Live Thrive Diet" discuss their approach to helping women over 50 boost their metabolism, lose the fat and stay ... Read more
As President and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited, Dr. Rosina Racioppi oversees an organization dedicated to helping cultivate women leaders through education, mentoring and networking. She discusses challenges and opportunities in the workplace for women and what it takes to move higher up the career ladder Tip: It's not just what you know; it's who you know. WOMEN Unlimited offers programs to guide women to the top of the C-Suite..... Read more
Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30, Terri Wingham decided to start a new chapter after treatment and after a successful career as a headhunter. Inspired by a trip to Africa and the therapeutic effect of travel, she re-purposed her resources to start A Fresh Chapter (AFC), a non-profit organization that facilitates life-changing volunteer and leadership experiences to empower people impacted by cancer to re-frame adversity and d... Read more