Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus

We are all adjusting to the new normal of staying home.  I have a full house here with my four children, my son’s girlfriend and 3 dogs. We have four different schools going on in four different areas of the house.  Everyone has their own idiosynchraties and peculiarities.  While there are some challenging times, it […]

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What to do During the Coronavirus

Wow!  The last week has been a scary and changing time for us.  There is an overwhelming amount of information out there about the coronavirus.  I give a huge thank you to our researchers who are working so diligently to formulate tests, treatments and potential vaccines.  Our emergency room caregivers, ICU physicians and primary care […]

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Even Surgeons Have to Get Their Colonoscopies

In celebration of turning 50 and in celebration of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, I encourage all of you 50+ readers to get your colonoscopies!  March is colon cancer awareness month and March 6th is wear blue day in order to create awareness.   Not many people want a colonoscopy.  I cancelled mine 4 times!  I’m not […]

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Show up in Style

Today at work, I received such a nice comment about my outfit and how I always look so put together.  Everyone loves compliments, and it was so nice that someone recognized my style.  In fact, I do put a lot of energy into my wardrobe and try to look as professional and stylish as possible. I […]

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Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

December is hand washing awareness month.  It may sound like a boring topic, but doesn’t it seem like everyone is sick around the holidays?  My family has had several years where the stomach flu ravaged our household, of course at Christmas.  Just when you are the busiest, that nasty cold hits you.  So, it’s time […]

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Holiday Traditions

Like many of you, the weekend after Thanksgiving is the time for decorating the house for the holidays.  For many years, it was a chaotic, stressful and often angry weekend.  My kids didn’t want to help.  The tree lights would be broken.  The outdoor lights were a mess and on and on.  I remember one […]

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Some Thoughts About Gift Giving

Winter is in full swing and the holidays are coming fast!  Here in Wisconsin, snow is on the ground and decorations are already being hung.  This is also the most stressful time of year for the working, busy mom.  The end of the year is hectic for many professions, including my own.  There are school […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

In addition to lung cancer, November is pancreatic cancer awareness month.  It is interesting that as we approach the holidays, we are reminded of two of the most deadly cancers in our country.  Pancreatic cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer death in the US.  As many of you know, pancreatic cancer is […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Although I don’t treat lung cancer, I wanted to bring attention to this disease.  You see, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.  My grandmother died of lung […]

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Teds Fight Against Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness. I sat down with survivor Ted Balthazor and his wife Jennifer to talk about Ted’s lung cancer journey and to help educate and spread awareness. 

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