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Our bodies are a stew of hormones and chemicals and enzymes and all sorts of exotic-sounding ingredients. For many women, this concoction bubbles along happily right through menopause. But for other women, it doesn't take a chemist to know...
Autism is something that has always been close to my heart and just a few weeks ago, I was ready to criticize somebody who I respect as an artist -- that person being Mr. Robert De Niro. I was...
The reason you hear so much about folic acid and pregnancy is because this B vitamin protects against a group of serious birth defects. However, if you're like most women, you don't get enough folic acid (officially known as...
Everyone thinks that the body is able to naturally prepare for breastfeeding. But for infants born prematurely or who are ill at birth, that often isn't the case. Some babies, even healthy ones, just plain struggle with the mechanics of...
Way back in the dark ages in 2014, when I sent my publisher the manuscript for my survival guide to breastfeeding and working, the chapter on what to wear for pumping at work read something like this: If you...
Tailbone Pain and Subsequent Pregnancy Many women with current or previous tailbone pain are concerned about whether subsequent pregnancies will cause their pain to worsen or to return. This is a valid concern, since we know that tailbone pain can indeed be worsened both...
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 child who will stack them all together. Trying to adjust a child's schedule so she...
Look: nobody wants to do this. Talking to your boss, male or female, about anything to do with your body, let alone your breasts, is awkward at best. And unless you know otherwise, you should start by assuming that...
A high fiber diet which is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains during adolescence and young adulthood is associated with women having a much lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published Monday. But...
The other day I saw a great quote about diet and health: “Ignore your #health and it will leave.” Mind you, I first read this while lying on my back doing leg lifts at Fitness Firm, the gym I belong to....