The sleepover is a rite of passage for kids who love to have their friends over for a night of fun and games, but the night isn't always easy on the parents! With three kids at home — Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7 – Kelly Ripa's spent plenty of nights coaxing her children and their friends to stop the chattering and start sleeping. Now that school's back in session, the Live With Regis and Kelly host is getting ready to host a new round of sleepovers. She's joining forces with Electrolux to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund — simply visit their site and the company will donate $1 to the cause. She shared her best back-to-school organizational tips, her favorite party games, and who not to invite to the party if mama wants to get some sleep.
Talk about cell phone envy! I recently joined Kelly Ripa and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio to learn the key to throwing together a fast meal (see all of the details over on Yum). Following the cooking demonstration, I sat down with the Live With Regis and Kelly host, who was there with Electrolux to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, discuss why she won't let her kids – Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7 – use Facebook, her kid that's dying to have a cellphone, and her favorite iPhone apps as a mom.
She spends her mornings interviewing Hollywood's biggest celebs, but Kelly Ripa's afternoons are filled keeping all of the balls in the air as she juggles life with her husband and three kids – Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7. The Live With Regis and Kelly host recently hosted a Tea Party For a Cause to support The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and spoke with me about life with her family, their upcoming secret Spring break getaway, and why she's trying to educate mothers and daughters about the deadly disease. Take a look!
A newly single Halle Berry joined fellow Revlon spokeswomen Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba to cohost the Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York on Saturday. The three actresses joined Dr. Oz and walked alongside thousands of women to raise funds for breast and ovarian cancer research. Going on its 13th year, the Revlon event continues to be one of the biggest single-day fundraisers for the cause.
Are you participating in any fundraising walks or races this Spring? Tell me about the event in the comments sections below, then check out how lovely these ladies were looking!
In light of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I found this quote about the "silent killer" illuminating. Dr. William Hamilton, a lead researcher on a recent survey of symptoms of the disease, said, "Ovarian cancer is not silent, it's noisy. It's just we're not very good at deciphering the noise."
As researchers reviewed medical records of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, they found these seven common symptoms.
- Abdominal distension
- Urinary frequency
- Abdominal pain
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Loss of appetite
- Rectal bleeding
- Abdominal bloating
You might find it redundant that the list contains both abdominal distension and bloating, but medically speaking they are different symptoms. Bloating comes and goes, but distension is "a progressive increase in abdominal size." In the US, bloating is the most persistent symptom, and unfortunately a sign of many other, simpler health problems. Making both patients and gynecologists aware of the symptoms is the next step in the fight against ovarian cancer, where early detection is key.
September is a busy month. Not only is it National Yoga Month, but it's also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with this disease. Knowing the risk factors, how you can prevent it, and what the symptoms may be could save your life. Do you know whether the following behaviors decrease or increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?Take the Quiz
Can we give Kelly a round of applause? I don't know if this falls under the celebrity designer category, but it does fall under the fashion for a cause umbrella — even better. Kelly Ripa's design endeavor is all about charity and spreading the word on ovarian cancer.
In an effort to raise money and awareness, Ripa helped design this cute t-shirt where all proceeds will benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Are you down for the cause? This limited edition tee costs $30 and is available at ElectroluxAppliances.com.
We are more than halfway through the month of September, and I feel a bit remiss because I haven't mentioned that it is Natioanl Ovarian Cancer Awareness, which is represented by the teal ribbon. This disease has been dubbed the silent killer, since the symptoms of ovarian cancer don't usually appear until the cancer has progressed into advance stages when it is difficult, if not impossible, to cure.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. In an effort to diagnose the cancer earlier, health officials have pinpointed the following four symptoms that when experienced simultaneously are used to screen for ovarian cancer: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency). Women are strongly encouraged to see their doctor, preferably their gynecologist if they have been experiencing these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks.
While some women may be genetically predisposed to the disease, research has found that eating 30 grams of fiber a day can decrease your risk of developing ovarian cancer by 40 percent. So eat your fiber regularly.
Feel the need to know more about ovarian cancer? Then visit the FitSugar Health Guide.
I'm sure many of you are on the pill for various different reasons, but most of you have been on it for years, so have you ever asked yourself if you were doing more harm than good? If so, and if you're concerned about the health risks of taking the pill, check out this chart below.
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The C word — cancer — has touched so many of our lives in some way, shape, or form. Ovarian cancer, often referred to as the silent killer, is one of those diseases that women worry about. Some breakthroughs about prevention have been made though. Want to see if you know what they are? Take this quiz; you might just learn something new.Take the Quiz