Sheryl Kraft, Everyday Health

Sheryl Kraft

Everyday Health

Connecticut, United States

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Past articles by Sheryl:

The Dos and Don'ts of Diarrhea for Quick Relief

Here's what you need to know about the diarrhea dos and don'ts. Try these steps to help stop diarrhea: Do avoid dairy products. If you have lactose intolerance, then dairy products can be a major cause of diarrhea and should be avoided in general. → Read More

How to Keep Friendships Strong During Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis can challenge friendships, but you can learn to navigate the ups and downs and still manage to stay close. → Read More

Is There Beauty During Breast Cancer Treatment?

One of the most disconcerting aspects of cancer treatments is that they can alter your appearance, but there are ways to take control again. → Read More

Scalp Cooling Caps Can Minimize Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Hair loss is one of the biggest concerns for women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Now there are options to prevent it. → Read More

Realistic Nipples for Breast Cancer Survivors

Women who have had breast cancer surgery often lose one or both nipples. Now a new prosthetic nipple can give them their confidence back. → Read More

5 Fall Food Swaps to Prevent Digestive Pain for People with UC

Ulcerative colitis can make it hard to eat fall favorites like chili and butternut squash. Find out how to modify these foods so they don't irritate your GI tract. → Read More

5 Good Reasons to Exercise If You’re Battling Breast Cancer or Worried About Getting It

Exercise has a powerful ability to prevent breast cancer as well as enhance treatment, recovery, and quality of life. → Read More

Voice of Experience: How to Support a Friend with Breast Cancer

Many people don't know what to say to someone who has been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Here's a guide to help you offer support. → Read More

3 Ways Coffee Can Affect IBD and What to Drink Instead

A warm cup of fresh coffee may sound like a good go-to drink for a morning pick-me-up. But that cup of joe may do more harm than good for people with Crohn's. Find out about coffee alternatives. → Read More

IBD and Body Image: Life With a Stoma

Body image issues are prevalent in people with IBD, especially those who have a stoma, a surgical opening in the abdomen. Find out how one woman with UC learned to improve her body image by creating attractive ostomy covers that she now sells. → Read More

The Benefits of Swimming if You Have Crohn’s

Swimming can reduce inflammation and relieve joint pain in people with Crohn's. Here's what you need to know before taking your first plunge. → Read More

What to Order at Starbucks if You Have Crohn’s

It’s easy to find something to satisfy just about any taste at Starbucks. But for someone with IBD, the right or wrong choice can mean the difference between feeling well or suffering with uncomfortable symptoms of IBD. Here's how to navigate the menu at → Read More

No, Bruce Jenner Is Not Having a 'Midlife Crisis'

I really had to fight to keep my mouth shut when I heard that midlife crisis comment. Oh, and that other one about 60 being "old" and too late to make changes.... → Read More

The Wisdom I've Gleaned From Another Passing Year

This year has zoomed by, and it's tough to sit with the fact that 2015 feels and sounds like it's way in the future, rather than moments away. Time, which becomes such a precious commodity with each passing year, has a way of surprising me with its s... → Read More

Keeping Up Is Hard To Do

My father (may he rest in peace), at 89, taught himself to use a computer. But then again, he was always handy and could build a radio or a car engine from scratch, and isn't technology the modern-day equivalent of those kinds of skills?... → Read More

On Being a Mother

After yearning to be a mother for so long, suddenly, the word was strangely alien to me: weighty with responsibility, emotion and most of all, the unknown. → Read More

7 Surprising Dos And Don'ts For Drinking Water

SPECIAL FROM For a long time, we've been led to believe we need to drink 8 cups of water a day, but “this number doesn’t come from any research,” says Riana Pryor, who specializes in heat and hydration research at the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut. → Read More

Thanksgiving Thanks for a Healthy Life

Even the smallest thing, like the incredible scent of roasting coffee or the wonder of the intricate shape of a flower petal -- can be overlooked when distractions threaten to drown out the here and now. → Read More

11 Things Midlife Women Want Their Doctors To Know

This is a rather confusing time in my life; in fact, it's almost like being a teenager all over again (minus the wonderfully un-saggy skin and quick metabolism). My hormones are shifting. My body is changing. I'm feeling new sensations -- both mentally and physically -- and everything seems to be fluctuating. → Read More