Articles: Health

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There’s a word for obsessive longing and rumination — ‘limerence’ — and it can ruin your productivity and relationships, CNBC, March 2024

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Should You Alter Your Period to Perform Better? Women's Running, Septemeber 2022

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Massage: The Best 50 Minutes You’ll Ever Spend As A Runner, Women's Running, September 2022

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I had my first baby at age 42. Yes, I'm an 'old mom,' but I'm a better parent because of it. Insider, May 2022


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Is the Next Phase of Sex Positivity Choosing Not to Have Sex? Vogue, April 2022

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How to Love Yourself For Real, According to Therapists, Self, March 2022

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I had a Valentine's date with my now-husband at a cadaver lab. It was more romantic than I expected and connected us on a deeper level. Insider, February 2022

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Full Knead Ahead: Why a Massage Should Be a Runner’s Recovery Method of Choice, Greatist

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It's safe for some people to stop their periods completely, and it may even be beneficial, some doctors say, Insider, November 2021

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For Breastfeeding Moms Choosing a Covid Vaccine, The J&J Shot Offers the Lowest Chance of Passing on Antibodies, Romper, August 2021

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Why You Might Want To Breastfeed Longer If You Get Covid, Or The Vaccine, Romper, April 2021

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‘Healing’ crystals are having a pandemic moment. But science says they’re just pretty stones. The Washington Post, March 2021

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10 Things to Help You Get Through the Pandemic Into the Fall, The Washington Post Magazine, August 2020

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A Young Athlete's Breathing Problems Weren't Asthma. What Were They? NPR, August 2020

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Dancing Is Good for Your Brain, AARP, June 2020

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Why You Should Be Writing, Aging At Altitude, Daily Camera, June 2020

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Knead those knots away, The Washington Post, June 2020

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Corona-Canceled Weddings Are Changing Women’s Pregnancy Plans, Glamour, May 2020

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How Diet Impacts Climate Change, Boulder County Home and Garden, Spring 2020

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Trees are Talking...And We Should Listen, Boulder County Home and Garden, Spring 2020

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Healthy Strokes, Costco Connection, January 2020

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Can You Freeze Your Lungs, Zappos, February 2019

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New Year's Best advice for runners?, Zappos, January 2019

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The Caregiver’s Grief Process — Before and After a Loved One Dies, Great Western, December 2018

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Complicated Grief: How to Cope with Death, Great Western, December 2018

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A Healing Journey, Heal, Fall 2018

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Hip Pain Is Becoming An Epidemic Among Young, Fit Women, Women's Health, September 2018

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Recommended Shoes and Exercises for Those Suffering from Knee Pain, Zappos, 2018

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Been sitting cross-legged all day? Do these three exercises before you run, Zappos, June 2018

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Chris Evert Today: The Tennis Icon Dishes Out Advice On Hope, Respect—and Menopause, NextTribe, June 2018


Seeing-Eye Runner, Folks, May 2018


Numerology: Inhale...Exhale, Elevation Outdoors, April 2018


Becky Haddad’s 30-Year Fight with Breast Cancer, 5280, October 2017


8 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Body, Motiv Running, October 2017


Self-Massage Tips for Runners, Motiv Running, August 2017


The Do's and Don't's of Receiving a Massage, Motiv Running, July 2017


How can mindfulness help my triathlon performance?, 220 Triathlon, June 2017


Friendly competition: It's not a contradiction, ESPN, July 2016


2016 Running Gear Guide: Recovery, Competitor Magazine, February 2016

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Self Massage Tips for Runners, Competitor Magazine, September 2014

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Exercises for Those Suffering Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Running Times, November 2013

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Vocally Distressed, Runner's World, December 2013


Race for Your Libido, Competitor Magazine, May 2013


Second Skin, Women's Running, July/August 2012

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How Menstruation Affects Your Running, Running Times, April 2011

Cold Bad for Your Lungs, Amanda Mccracken

Is Running in the Cold Bad for Your Lungs?,

Stay on Top of Anemia, Amanda Mccracken

How to Stay on Top of Anemia,

3 exercises to train your mind, Amanda Mccracken

3 Exercises to Train Your Mind,

How to control your breathing, Amanda Mccracken

How to Control Your Breathing in Training and Competition,

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