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What Treats Will You Enjoy This Easter?

If you're busy this week rounding up goodies for Easter baskets and planning Easter dinner, your conscience may be urging caution on those sugary treats and over-the-top menus. Companies are quick to suggest alternatives like crayons instead of Easter candies to fill baskets, and nutritionists offer…

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Added by Marcia on April 15, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Tips for Creating Fun and Healthy Easter Baskets

Tired of giving your kids sugar-filled candy baskets for Easter? There are many other options out there, which your kids will love instead of the peeps, jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. Take a look at this list and get some good healthy ideas before you go Easter basket shopping.

Organic and…

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Added by SammyJo on March 5, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

For the Love of Peanuts

I'm a peanut butter addict, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. This month—being "National Peanut Month"—seems a good time to confess my love for peanuts and peanut butter. I'm not sure if it's genetic or not, but my granddad, dad, sister and brother share my fondness for all things peanutty.

Decades…

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Added by Marcia on March 19, 2014 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

A Simple Way to Enhance Intimacy: Watch TV “Together”

Research tells us that what is novel or out of the ordinary has been found to change neurochemistry and actually stimulate hormones related to excitement and desire. If you are one of many couples who like different TV shows that you watch in different rooms, consider the novelty of finding, saving and watching a show together. It may well enhance intimacy!…

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Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on February 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Self-Worth: A letter to you

Dear lovelies,

I hope this letter finds you well. I recently had a conversation with a few friends over lunch about the self-worth or self-esteem as it is commonly known. The topic had been on my mind a week before we actually had the conversation. Honesty ladies, it still is because I believe that as women and young girls, we (I know I do) are constantly faced with redefining ourselves regarding who we are as individuals, who we are with the people we love…

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Added by Patience on February 19, 2014 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

What’s in a Name? Vaginal Atrophy Rebranded

As a health advocate for menopausal women, I often see uncomfortable responses when I mention “vaginas,” from excessive feet tapping and unnecessary shifts in body position to painful grimaces. Even the word “menopause” evokes a squirm encouraging a change of subject. Combine these two words…

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Added by staness on December 23, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

The Value of Recognizing Your Own Resiliency: Strategies

I was recently in a shop with a friend when a young man in his late twenties came in to get his hair cut. Friendly and likeable he was amusing the hairdresser with some stories of his birthday. It was not until he struggled to get the money out of his wallet, that I realized his hand was quite deformed. I was so struck by this positive young man that I said to my friend, “ I love his resilience.” I was very surprised when my friend replied, “ I envy it.”  

Given that she had managed a…

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Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on December 5, 2013 at 12:40am — No Comments

How to Handle It When Your Child Won’t Sleep in the Dark

Every child has their own unique sensitivities. One child may act shy when introduced to new people, while another child may dislike getting dirty. If your child is sensitive to darkness, you can rest assured that she is not alone.

Sensitivity to darkness is often thought of as a fear, and can easily become a fear when children’s emotions about being in and sleeping in the dark are not taken seriously. This issue can stem from many things. Educators commonly note that…

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Added by Anne on November 7, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Grin and Bear It?? Should You Smile Even if You Don't Feel Like It??

We all know that when we feel happy, we naturally smile. We can't even help it.  An adorable puppy makes a cute face, or you see an old, dear friend approach, or you stand in awe of nature's beauty, your mouth turns upward in a smile and you feel good.

The question is - how can we make…

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Added by carinrockind on November 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Could My Child Be Depressed? Important Answers

While we often associate depression with the teen years, the recognition and treatment of depression in children is more easily overlooked.

  • She’s a kid—she’ll grow out of it.
  • He’s just moody–don’t make a big thing out of it.
  • It’s just a stage.

According to Dr. Deborah Serani, author of the new book,…

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Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on October 25, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Painful Sex? How to Relieve Vaginal Dryness

Many women suffer in silence during painful sex, unaware that there are treatment options for vaginal dryness, and its effects are far-reaching.

Vaginal dryness affects a woman’s health, intimate relationships and quality of life. I know because it affected my health and love life.

It occurs most…

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Added by staness on October 23, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

The First Recurrence

Everyone assumes that receiving a cancer diagnosis is the most shocking, frightening, upsetting and life-changing news you can get. But I can think of a worse diagnosis: recurrence.

In a recent Oncology Times column titled The First Recurrence, I…

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Added by DrWendy on October 7, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

12 Signs of The Silent Killer – Ovarian Cancer (InfoGraphic)

12 Signs of The Silent Killer – Ovarian Cancer (InfoGraphic) - An Infographic from Health For Her

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Added by Marianne on August 22, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments

Chemically Induced or Augmented Labor Linked to Autism

I was surprised to read a study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week seems to link drug-induced labor with higher incidence of autism. It made me stop and scratch my head. Could that be so? Why would that be?

It's true that both those numbers are on the rise: both the incidence of labor induction and autism diagnoses. In 1990, only 9.5% of all pregnancies in the US ended in drug-induced labor. By…

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Added by Micky Marie Morrison on August 14, 2013 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Millenials are a stressed out generation

 

By Dr. Donald Brown

 

This is for all young adults ages 18-29: If you’re feeling more on edge than us “older folks,” you’re not alone. Studies show that Millennials are more stressed than any other current living generation. And it’s taking its toll. Stress from trying to find a job, paying off student loans, or even getting in shape is making your generation more irritable than boomers or matures. There’s a better way to relax than losing…

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Added by Gail Anderson Brandt on June 6, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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