10 Easy and Effective Ways For New Moms to Improve Circulation

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With cool weather on its way, it’s important to consider the role that circulation plays in staying healthy during the winter months. Pregnancy, followed by you being on your feet all day with your baby can contribute to painful varicose…
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Ovarian Cancer: 12 Signs of the Silent Killer

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Not that there’s any such thing as a “good” cancer, but ovarian cancer is a particularly nasty one. It’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, and its 5 year survival rate is less than 50%. When you consider that nearly 90% of…
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Breast Cancer: Coping with the Diagnosis

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been one of the most successful campaigns in recent history to raise public awareness. More women than ever receive regular mammograms, and do breast self-checks, and the breast cancer survival rate is steadily…
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By Sharing My Cancer, I Replaced Fear with Hope

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When I asked my mother, she said, “de esas cosas no se habla.”  We don’t speak of these things. Little did I know that telling her about my breast cancer diagnosis wouldn’t be the biggest trauma of that day. I called her in Puerto…
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Is the U.S. Really the Best Country for Childbirth?

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I don’t know of anyone who has the chance to travel the world looking for the best place to have a child, but if you could, what would you look for? First on my list would be the best health system for the mother and child during the pregnancy…
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Elective C-Sections Spark Controversy

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It is only natural for women to fear childbirth. First-time moms face the unknown, while repeat mamis have a pretty good idea what they are getting into! All of us know complications may arise at any moment during labor, leaving no option…
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Are Electronics Bad For Our Kids?

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 They’re flashy, they’re attention-grabbing, and they’ll even read to your children. They’re kid-friendly electronics, from “laptops” for toddlers to exergames to the e-books on your iPad. But are they…
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Facing My Infertility Part 12: Waiting for Our Luck to Turn

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Editor’s Note: In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series,…
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Facing My Infertility Part 11: Hurry Up & Wait

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Editor’s note: In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series,…