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Sandra Gordon

Managing Your Teen’s Anger

Disrespectful texts from your teen: “I HATE U SO MUCH!” Yelling, screaming, shoving matches, punching walls. The f-word. Verbally and physically aggressive behavior isn’t unusual for teens, especially if it’s directed at their parents and siblings. After all, to develop…

0 Comments / 52 View / December 2, 2019

Come Sail Away

By SANDRA GORDON Recently, I had the chance to leave my husband and hormonal teen daughters behind (darn!) and sail with a friend on the Rhine Getaway, one of Viking’s most popular river cruise itineraries. The plan? We’d sail on…

0 Comments / 39 View / June 1, 2019

Teenage Alcohol Poisoning? I Never Thought It Would Be My Daughter

It was 12:30 a.m. on a Sunday in December when my cellphone woke me up from a dead sleep. Earlier that evening, my 14-year-old daughter, Jane, had gone to her first formal high school dance and then to her first…

0 Comments / 49 View / April 1, 2019

7 Ways Women Can Prevent a Stroke

In the U.S., nearly 1 in 3 women will die of stroke, a “brain attack” that occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. In fact, each…

0 Comments / 400 View / May 1, 2018

Medical Mistakes Busy Moms Make

Every day, you make dozens of decisions about your health that can impact your well-being, such as whether to tough out the flu or see the doctor; go for a power walk after work or watch TV; or take a…

0 Comments / 86 View / August 31, 2017

Make the Most of Your Child’s Ages and Stages

From crawling, walking, and babbling to the angst and rebellion of the tween and teen years, children constantly go through a predictable set of developmental stages in four domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, and social. “Along the way, any of these…

0 Comments / 161 View / August 1, 2016

Feeling Better with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects 1 to 4 percent of the population. Although anyone can get it, 80 to 90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers are midlife women. Read on to learn more about this mysterious condition. The…

0 Comments / 390 View / May 1, 2016

Body & Soul – Turbo-Charge Your Immune System

It’s cold and flu season, and you’re probably already in the habit of washing your hands or using hand sanitizer often and coughing and sneezing into your elbow. But why stop there? Here are more easy ways to mobilize your…

0 Comments / 182 View / November 23, 2015

Help Your Mom Help You

Even if your mom has always been there for you, given the rising cost of childcare, daycare tuition, and pretty much everything else related to raising a family, you may be relying on her support more than ever. According to…

0 Comments / 174 View / July 1, 2015

The Health Perks of Caffeine

If you’re like many adults, caffeine is part of your daily routine. According to a recent Dunkin’ Donuts study, 46 percent of all U.S. workers feel more productive with coffee. But caffeine’s benefits don’t stop there. The latest research offers…

0 Comments / 119 View / February 17, 2015