Two years ago, breast cancer wasn’t on Marsha Lynn Hammond’s radar. At 38, she hadn’t reached the age when women can start getting an annual mammogram, and she didn’t have a family history of the disease. But when she brushed up against a lump in her breast while putting her …Read More »
Reality Star: 8 Questions for Dr. Kathryn Boling Pursuing a medical career later in life made Boling an expert on self-care—and she wants to share her secrets.
Kathryn Boling, M.D., worked as a nurse for 30 years before enrolling in medical school at the relatively advanced age of 49. Her marriage had fallen apart—she was grieving—and she made up her mind to pursue the dream she’d pursue “if money and age were not a factor.” Today, at …Read More »
Menopause demystified Women have become much more willing to talk about menopause at a time when there’s a whole lot to say about treatment options.
Sex educator Jacq Jones wants women in their menopausal years to know that decreased libidos and changes in sexual sensation are natural and normal. “Something that [women have] relied on and know works—[like] push here, lick there, orgasm happens—[can become] different,” says Jones, adding that it’s also possible for women to have an …Read More »
Psychiatrist Julie Holland has a simple prescription for today’s overworked, over-scheduled and in her view, overmedicated American women. Make a goal to go natural over time. Jettison your plastics and your iPads and start to reduce your pill’s potency little by little. Turn off the TV, toke up and make …Read More »
Jon Fogg near his office at the Baltimore Sun Jon Fogg didn’t give a second thought to the man he saw on a bicycle. It was around 1:30 a.m. on a Tuesday in January, and Fogg, 31, a Baltimore Sun sports editor who had just left work, was eager to …Read More »
The writer’s first mani/pedi with Lauren Flater Halfway through my first manicure, as my hand floated in a lukewarm citrus milk bath, I began to question my manhood. The technician pushed and peeled my cuticles, filed my nails, then paused to ask, “Would you like some shine on these?” I—um—maybe? It …Read More »
A few years ago, after my husband-to-be and I discovered that his sperm had been damaged during radiation therapy treatments, we sat down to talk about using a sperm donor to get pregnant. I wasn’t so interested—the idea seemed to me sad, clinical and financially forbidding—but Michael disagreed. If his …Read More »
A DRUNKEN MONKEY BITTEN BY A SCORPION. That’s how the ancient Buddhists described a restless mind. And that was long before email, traffic jams and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) syndrome. These days, everybody’s stressed. Hyper-stressed. Too damn stressed. And, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but …Read More »
We thought we were being clever. In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we sent two of our favorite people—Erica Reid Harrison, lead cake designer at La Cakerie, and her hubby John Harrison, a senior web manager—for a touchy-feely Partner Yoga session with local guru Sid McNairy of Sid Yoga Center in …Read More »
I’m not what you would call a laid-back sort of person. My husband calls me a hurricane; my massage therapist says I have “tight tuchas syndrome.” I just say I’m a nervous wreck. For the past several years, I’ve given a lot of thought to meditation—and even tried it a …Read More »