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- Survival Guide: 5 Tips for Coping With Infertility Leading Up to Valentine's Day
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Wednesday, Feb 19th 2014
The Obama administration recently announced new regulations that allow patients to get laboratory test results without going through their doctors first. These rules, effective Feb. 3, are part of an effort to give patients more control over their health care. They supersede state laws that forbid labs from releasing test results directly to patients.
Thursday, Feb 06th 2014
This week's announcement by CVS Caremark to end sales of tobacco products in all of its CVS/pharmacy stores takes me back many, many years to my dad's decision to stop smoking. I barely remember him smoking cigarettes, but apparently, he, like his dad and brother, was a heavy smoker back in the day.
Tuesday, Feb 04th 2014
This is a sponsored post by Merck.
Infertility may be a more common medical condition than you think. Tens of thousands of American women experience difficulty conceiving in the U.S.
This Valentine's Day, Alice Domar, PhD, renowned fertility expert and executive director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, shares five tips for coping with infertility:
Tuesday, Dec 03rd 2013
by Darria Gillespie, MD
It's holiday season—which means it's also holiday cocktail party season!
Along with festivities come the risks of spoiled food (food poisoning = bad party experience), derailed nutrition goals and over-imbibing cocktails.
Monday, Sep 23rd 2013
by Phylis Stoller
I recently came across an article about the differences between the travel health issues that men and women experience. The article was based on a study that found that women were more likely to come down with bouts of diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, colds, urinary tract infections and adverse reactions to medications, such as those taken to prevent malaria. Lucky us, right?
Monday, Jul 22nd 2013
by Phylis Stoller
When women travel, we often toss our scheduled lives to the wind, losing our daily routines, and, with them, our common sense. Crowds, weather fronts, delays, and anxiety can all be challenging, but some things are still in our control, like what we choose to eat and drink.
The Mayo Clinic advises women to drink 9 cups of water or juice a day (including juice in fruits). It's important to do this even while traveling.
Friday, Jun 14th 2013
Bored of plain old water? Why not try adding lemon to it? It will not only boost the taste, but the health benefits as well. A common recommendation in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to begin each day with a glass of water with fresh-squeezed lemon (extra bonus if it's luke warm or room temperature). Lemon water is alkalizing for the body, ridding it of acidity that can have harmful affects on digestion, liver function and skin health.
Monday, Jun 10th 2013
by Diane Lang
Summer is almost in full swing: kids are getting out of school, family vacations, beach outings, BBQs, and many other fun summer activities we all love to do. Although most of us work during the summer, it's also a time to enjoy and relax.
Learning to truly unwind and unplug will help us become happier and more balanced leaving us refreshed for fall saying, "That was a great summer!"
Monday, May 20th 2013
by Misty May-Treanor
It's been a crazy year! After winning my third consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I decided to retire from the international beach volleyball circuit so I could focus on spending time with my husband and family, finishing my master's degree and helping to influence the next generation of beach volleyball players.