Fayetteville Nurse Wins Battle Against Colon Cancer

Beth Phillips carries the torch for cancer survivors

Fayetteville resident Beth Phillips, RN, was only 47 when she was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer, making her three years younger at the age of diagnosis than the recommended age to start colonoscopy screenings. “People assume when they hear the words, ‘colon cancer’ that it is a disease that only affects older adults,” said […]

Your Post-Baby Bloom: 9 Resolutions for Renewal

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Your Post-Baby Bloom: Nine Spring Resolutions for Renewing and Refreshing Yourself If the winter winds have been howling outside (while your baby is howling inside), you might be experiencing a touch of the winter blues. After several weeks or months of caring for your new arrival, it’s easy to become stuck in a rut of […]

Heart Health Matters: An Interview with Dr. Bukola Olubi

Dr. Bukola Olubi

Dr. Bukola Olubi is a cardiologist at Piedmont Fayette,who graciously allowed us to interview her in honor of heart health month.   Q.         Why did you choose to go into Cardiology? A.         As a medical student, cardiology appealed to me. I was absolutely fascinated with everything related to the heart.   Q.         What do you […]

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

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February is American Heart Month. Do yourself a favor and incorporate these simplified ways of doing everyday tasks to save energy for active recreational activities that keep your heart healthy. UTILIZE BODY MECHANICS. One of the easiest ways to save energy is to use your body correctly. This means distributing work over several sets of […]

Caring for the Caregiver

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Being a caregiver for someone with a serious illness or chronic condition isn’t easy. There are a multitude of demands on your time, energy, and resources (and in the privacy of your own mind, you might even amend that to too many). Between doctors’ appointments, dispensing medication, helping the ill person complete daily tasks, managing […]

19 Strategies for Replenishing Your Emotional Energy

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You’re a modern woman…which means you’re barely surviving. You work yourself to the bone for ever-diminishing returns, thanks to the rising cost of everything from gas to food to health insurance. Meanwhile, you serve as cook, maid, shrink, tutor, and handyman at home. When life’s little “emergencies” crop up—a broken water heater, a toothache, a […]