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 ...
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]