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10 Common Summer Sickeness Facts to Know About

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UPDATED May 3rd, 2018 We all know that winter is cold and flu season, but that’s no reason to stop the self-care and good hygiene as the weather warms up. There are all varieties of summer sickness (think summer rash and e-coli) that you…
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Is That Mole Dangerous? The Truth About Detecting Skin Cancer

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UPDATED April 20th, 2018 The statistics are staggering. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Skin cancer afflicts more than two million people each year, and rising rapidly. An estimated…

What to Eat to Overcome Sickness

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UPDATED March 26th, 2018 For five years now I've been trying to learn what's behind my son's sickness: frequent knee pain. Since the age of two he's had pain in his joints about three times a week, usually in the evening. Sometimes the…

Understanding Kawasaki Syndrome

  UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Mother’s Day, 2009—My husband is in Maryland visiting his very ill grandmother. My toddler is with my mother.  Our plans for brunch were canceled. I’m in the emergency room of the local children’s…

Coping with Breast Cancer, One Joke at a Time

UPDATED November 1st, 2017 When my very own emerging flesh orbs first began to sprout during puberty, they seemed like two sweet little gifts from God. My treasured twins. My Harry and Sally. The first loves of my life. My next-level knockers.…

Holy Aromatherapy: 7 Reasons The Essential Oils World Is Obsessed With Palo Santo

Considered the aromatherapy of ancient spirits, and literally translated into “Holy Wood”, Palo Santo is gaining popularity as the new “it girl” in the new age, essential oils world. With aromatherapy tinged notes including citrus…

Sad State: Accurately Identifying Different Forms of Depression

Depression is a common and debilitating mental health disorder affecting more and more people around the world, with women nearly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed. An estimated 350 million people of all ages experience symptoms of depression…

Fertile Myrtle: 10 Best Fertility Apps For a High Tech Pregnancy

Getting pregnant has gone high tech. The fertility tracking industry is growing fast, and for good reason. Tracking your menstrual cycles, timing intercourse, and recording data on your body's monthly changes are all necessary ingredients…

Everything You Need to Know About the Feldenkrais Method

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The first thing you may ask about the Feldenkrais Method is, What is it? One way to think about it is that it involves aspects of meditation, yoga and physical therapy. While yoga and meditation are practices, this one is a method for learning…