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How to have a natural birth in the hospital

June 12, 2014

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Birthing options

How to have a natural birth in the hospital by Dr. Christine Brass-Jones  —  Natural pregnancy and birthing are increasing trends within the pregnancy community. Women are looking for natural options during their pregnancy, labor and delivery, such as alternative pain management, birthing techniques, alternative birthing and non-hospital birthing locations. It is important for women […]

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The symbols of childbirth

April 30, 2014

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Childbirth symbols

The symbols of childbirth by Marinah V. Farrell —  As women, birth is one of our blood mysteries — a spiritual event that causes immense change for the mother as well as for all who partake in her process of pregnancy, birth and parenting. In our culture, however, birth often is seen as a physical […]

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Anti-aging skin care — An important subject for women

February 1, 2014

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  It is well known that during pre-menopause and menopause, the skin starts showing signs of aging, which can be very traumatic for women, and with good reason. Aside from problems caused by sun damage, peri-menopausal and menopausal women experience thinner, looser, less elastic skin; reduced collagen production; cessation of oil […]

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Beautiful breasts forever!

January 21, 2014

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by Julia Busch —  While great for the heart, regular workouts can be rough on the breasts. Even walking can cause stress for fuller figures. Lacking muscle, breast tissue succumbs to gravity, but self-massage, undertaken daily, can lift, round and enhance your natural form. In addition to self-massage, cold-pressed vegetable oil, (e.g., sweet almond), laced […]

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Prevent holiday hot flashes

December 20, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart —  All hormones in the body are designed to work together in a type of hormonal symphony. One off-pitch member affects the entire orchestra, and the other members have to try to compensate. During the holiday season, we are surrounded by the comfort and cheer of our family traditions. Many women […]

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Music can enhance fertility while reducing stress

September 22, 2013

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by Sean Grace —  Month after month of disappointment can turn into years of despair as women face the uncertainty that comes with prolonged infertility. What begins as a time of planning and the anticipation of starting a family can sometimes shift from an optimistic outlook to one of incredible stress. How women and couples […]

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First date — frog or prince

August 24, 2013

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by Morgan Rose —  Let us face it, first dates can be awkward. Some would say pure torture. You are trying to be perfect. He is trying to be perfect. Neither of you are perfect, whatever perfect means. And, realistically, does pretending to be perfect prove he is a man who can love you? Of […]

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Women: Here is one more reason to exercise

July 21, 2013

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  Ladies, you still cannot think of a valid reason to exercise? How about warding off breast cancer, which will be diagnosed in an estimated 200,000 women in the U.S. in 2005 alone? Researchers examined more than 170 postmenopausal women for one year and found those who engaged in consistent, moderate […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Do mastectomies prevent breast cancer?

July 8, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  It is almost fashionable now in Hollywood to preempt a possible diagnosis of breast cancer in the future with a radical mastectomy — prophylactic removal of both breasts. Does it work? The scientific data do not match the hype. A tiny percentage of American men and women are thought to carry […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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Is lipstick safe?

June 11, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health has released a new analysis of the ingredients in lipstick and lipgloss that may cause you to think twice before using these products. Researchers found that you may be adding a bit more than a touch of color or gloss. They tested 32 commonly […]

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Women and heart attack symptoms

June 7, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, but most women do not know the symptoms, which are not the same for both sexes. Women do not experience the classic symptoms that we associate with heart attacks. If you or someone you know has one or more of the following […]

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