When and Where to Address Irregular Periods

Whether we view the menstrual cycle as a blessing or a curse, we’re taught that our periods are supposed to be predictable. Most women have a normal menstrual cycle lasting ...

Is Obesity Beautiful? Size 22 Supermodel Causes A Stir

                            Tess Holliday has been everywhere. The size-22 supermodel was recently on the cover of People magazine ...

Are You Prepared to Survive the Wild?

                                        Enjoying the outdoors is one of the perks of living ...

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Better Prepared for a Visit to the ER

For many of us, a trip to the Emergency Room can be ...

Halloween Safety – for the Big Kids!

Halloween is right around the corner, and the “kids” are excited! Fact ...

Easy Steps to Bone and Joint Health

Nearly 50% of Americans over the age of 18 are affected by ...

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What You Should Know About Getting a Second Opinion

  The diagnosis is in, and your doctor has recommended surgery.   You can take your doctor’s word at face value and go forward with the procedure, or you can see if there are any alternatives. Because that is what you have just received—a recommendation, not a command.   As a patient, you have the [...]

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Fireworks Safety: Why DIY Fireworks Lead To ER Visits

Every year, families and friends gather to watch dazzling 4th of July fireworks displays. Yet, many make the grave mistake of confusing professional pyrotechnics with party tricks.   Unfailingly, many people who do amateur fireworks shows wind up in the emergency room—nursing burns, lacerations, and other injuries caused by the improper use of fireworks. Fireworks [...]

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5 Lies People Tell Themselves About Pain In Joints

  Let’s be honest. You take your joints for granted. These meeting sites between bones, ligaments, and tendons constantly work to support your skeleton and allow you to move.   You don’t really think about all of this hard work … until your joints scream in pain. Because you haven’t really paid much attention to [...]

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Why Being An Involved Father Matters For Children’s Mental Health And Development

    For better or for worse, the concept of family has changed over time.   Between the time of the iconic postwar two-parent, two-child household—complete with white picket fence—and today, the number of children who live with single mothers has tripled. The rate has soared from 8% in 1960 to 24% in 2014, according [...]

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How to Handle Mean Moms

The mean mom. With a look of pity—or arrogance—she says things like, “Oh, she’s not crawling?” sending you back to junior high with her judgmental comments about your baby’s development and how you’re choosing to raise your child.   To be on the receiving end of those comments is tough—especially for new, first-time moms.   [...]

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