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Can A Doula Help You Through Your Pregnancy?

It’s 2 o’clock on a Friday morning and mom-to-be Kim Morris is in labor in her Menlo Park, California home.  As she leans on...

The Importance of Health Care Proxies

A health care proxy is a legal document that designates another person, or agent, to make health care decisions for you if you cannot...

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Relaxation… there’s an app for that

We could all use a few minutes to just relax and refocus, but, lets be honest with each other do any of us have...
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Can Foods Help With Osteoarthritis Treatment?

About 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that can occur in any joint of the body. Osteoarthritis develops...

The uncertainty that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to share about my experiences with breast cancer. One...
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Surgeon General’s Call to Action: Support Breastfeeding

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, is urging communities, health care systems and employers to make breastfeeding easier for mothers who wish to do...

Parents Support Genetic Testing for Children, Scientists Say

According to U.S. scientists, parents support having their children genetically tested for adult diseases despite the risks associated with the controversial assessments, Fox News...

What to Expect During My Second Trimester: Common Symptoms and How to Manage Them

Good news! The nausea and fatigue that once plagued you should be lifting. Women often refer to the second trimester as the easiest months...
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Vegetarians Have Lower Blood Pressure

Are you suffering from hypertension? If so, implementing a vegetarian diet may help you reduce...

The Post-Hurricane Classroom

Many schools in the Northeast are back in session tomorrow, one week after Hurricane Sandy...

The Best Detox Cleansers of 2014

In this day and age, everyone is into living a healthy lifestyle. For some, that may...

A Dangerous Trend: Kids and Teens Using Steroids

A new study shows that about five percent of middle and high school students have...

Supporting your partner during pregnancy

In an earnest, but possibly misguided attempt to enable men and teens to see what...

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Does my toddler need a nap?

Why does my toddler need a nap? Most 2- to 3-year-olds need 12 to 13 hours of sleep a day -- and it's a rare...

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Can I take heartburn medication while I am pregnant?

Most moms-to-be suffer from heartburn at some point during their pregnancies, but are medications safe to take? Heartburn is very common during pregnancy. In fact,...
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Marijuana Increases Appetite, Improves Sleep for Cancer Patients

According to a new study, small doses of THC - the active ingredient in marijuana - can improve the quality of life for cancer...

I have two children with Fragile X. My son is...

QuestionI have two children with Fragile X. My son is a loving child but out of the blue will hit his sister for...

Mangoes Tainted with Listeria Could be a Problem for Pregnant Women

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a recall of organic Tommy Atkins mangoes, after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The...