Category Archives: Health Awareness

National Health Awareness

Say What?

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 16, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Say What?

I must admit, I occasionally consult the Urban Dictionary for a better understanding of terminology that I hear Millennials using, most recently I looked up “say what?” The website told me that saying derives from a video game and an MTV show that aired from 1998 to 2003 with the same name.
Say WHat?Today’s focus, however, is slightly different. Let’s talk about hearing loss. The health and wellness tips I feature on The Age of Grace are not only for you, the readers, but for myself as well.  My post, Just Do It reminded me that as an adult, I’ve never had my hearing checked.

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Just Do It

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Sunday, May 8, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Just Do ItToday, May 9th is Women’s Check-Up Day.  And what an appropriate reminder to Just Do It when it comes to scheduling those very important appointments.
Just Do It
Nike coined their trademark Just Do It slogan in1988, and today, it still has a universal appeal to motivate and encourage people of all ages in every aspect of life. It just so happens that catchphrase was aptly introduced during fitness craze in the ’80s.
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Gut Check

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Gut Check
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that so many TV commercials seem to be about bloating, gas, and cramping? Perhaps, because April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness month. A perfect time to remind you about a gut check.

Gut Check

First of all, let’s look at the facts: IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause, meaning it’s idiopathic. This syndrome affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States— so, that’s about 10 to 15% of the population.
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What I Am Seeing

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 4, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

What I Am Seeing

I hope you agree that the more we learn about nutrition and health the better decisions we will make regarding aging gracefully.  Everyone knows that exercise, a healthy diet, complete with essential vitamins and minerals, is a key part of living a long healthy life.  Today, let’s get the lowdown on the impact of what I am seeing with Vitamin C.

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Here I Go Again

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 21, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

 

Here I Go Again
Here I go again sharing my personal health information. It’s that time of the year again for my annual physical with my internist.  Once again my blood work detected a deficiency in my Vitamin D level.
Here I Go Again

I’ve talked about my levels of Vitamin D in my  Mighty D post.  Also known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is a water soluble mineral which is formed in the skin when the skin is exposed to UVB rays in direct sunlight.  The downside of this vitamin is that is not found in many that I foods that I like and enjoy.
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Follow Your Gut

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 7, 2016 IN: Health Awareness

Follow Your Gut

March is Colon Cancer Awareness and I have a simple suggestion for your health awareness: Follow your gut! Stick with me as I share important information about colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.

Follow Your Gut

The American Cancer Society introduced a great way to create awareness for colon cancer every spring.  The American Cancer Society selected Daffofils, lovely spring perennial, for their Hope by the Bunch campaign. This lovey delicate yellow bud represent a universal symbol of hope and life.
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Heart to Heart

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 15, 2016 IN: Health Awareness Heart Health

Heart to Heart

Wearing: Teri Jon Black lace cocktail dress and Stuart Weitzman evening pumps

Wearing: Teri Jon Black lace cocktail dress and Stuart Weitzman evening pumps

The American Heart Association (not surprisingly) has chosen February as Heart Heath month. Perhaps, it’s easier to have a heart to heart chat about health with Valentine’s Day and all of its trappings.

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Mole Hill

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 8, 2016 IN: Health Awareness Talking Beauty

Mole HillLately, when I look in the mirror, I feel like I’m looking at a mole hill. The amount of moles on my face and body have exponentially exploded since I’ve gotten older.

Mole Hill

When I was in my teens, a dark regular mole on your cheek was considered to be very attractive.  Who didn’t want a beauty mole like Elizabeth Taylor had on her lower right cheek? So I relished mine, thinking it was the mark of beauty.

Wearing: Lafayette 148 NY double-faced wool jacket, J. Crew fit and flare glen plaid dress, Cole Haan Bernard StormCloud Suede boots with Portolano black leather gloves from Gilt.

Wearing: Lafayette 148 NY double-faced wool jacket, J. Crew fit and flare glen plaid dress, Cole Haan Bernard StormCloud Suede boots with Portolano classic long black leather gloves from Gilt and J. Crew Factory muiltistrand pearl necklace.

Moles are one of the most common skin conditions in the world. However, I notice more moles on darker complexions especially elderly African Americans. Anyone seen actor Morgan Freeman lately? Sorry Morgan, but you definitely have a mole hill.

Mole Hill

Having fun at Bite Beauty Lip Lab in Soho, creating my custom made lip color.

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Lady in Red: Nina Forrest

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 1, 2016 IN: Health Awareness Heart Health Lady in Red

Nina Forrest First Photo


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February is American Heart Month to bring awareness to the disease that causes one in three deaths each year. In honor of this, I am going to introduce a new series on the blog, Lady in Red, focusing on women’s heart heath. Meet Nina Forrest, an artisan jeweler living in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband. Unfortunately, she suffered a heart attack a few years ago and will share her story with us today.

Lady in Red, Nina Forrest wearing her original jewelry design.

Lady in Red, Nina Forrest wearing her original jewelry design, From the Heart Collection.

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Leave the Pack Behind

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, November 16, 2015 IN: Health Awareness Lung Caner

Leave the Pack Behind
Thursday, November 19 is the Great American Smokeout. It’s a prefect opportunity to leave the pack behind. A cigarette pack that is. I recently read that for the first time in years, American smoke more.

Leave the Pack Behind

As you know by now, I am committed to educate more women about the need to take control of their health, this time specifically as it pertains to lung health.

Wearing: DVF wool cape sweater, J.Crew Factory dress, Cole Haan brown suede boots with J. Crew Factory pearl necklace.

Standing in front of Pennsylvania Railroad caboose at the Adams Ricci Community Park in Enola.  Wearing: DVF wool cape sweater, J.Crew Factory dress, Cole Haan brown suede boots with J. Crew Factory pearl necklace.

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