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Obesity and Birth Defects

by Lori Sciame January 19th, 2018
What a woman weighs does matter - not so much to conform to society's definition of beauty - but to ensure a positive birth outcome. Scientists and other health professionals don't know exactly why, but babies born to women who can be categorized as obese have a
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Give a Daily Valentine

by Lori Sciame January 12th, 2018
Next gift-giving holiday? Valentine's Day!  Even though most holiday lights decorating the outside of homes haven't been taken down, stores already have shelves full of Valentine's merchandise - stuffed teddy bears with big red hearts, heart shaped boxes filled with delectable chocolates, and even racy undergarments.  Retailers jump on any chance to capitalize on holidays that center around gift giving.  They are in business to make money; however, in our own important relationships we need to be
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The Best Possible Start

by Lori Sciame January 5th, 2018
I vividly remember the moment I read the positive pregnancy test.  I felt awash with emotions, including immense joy at the news I would be bringing a new life into the world. Would my first baby be a boy or girl?  Would he or she have brown or blonde hair?  Dozens of questions ran through my mind.  After the initial elation, my thoughts drifted towards more practical concerns, such as visiting the doctor.

My concerns about my child,
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  • Fueling Your Body’s Fire

    by Bea December 29th, 2017
    While fueling yourself properly is imperative for every workout, it becomes especially important when you exercise in the cold. As our bodies are made up of over 70% water, being in freezing conditions means that your body is going to be stiffer. There are a lot of ways to keep your body warm, but your body can actually keep itself warm if you provide it with food! That is
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  • HIV / AIDS Is a Manageable Disease

    by Margot F. December 22nd, 2017
    There is no cure for HIV so if possible, take steps to reduce your risk of getting the disease. Practicing “safer needle use” and “safer sex” are recommended.

    The term “safer sex” refers to using a latex or polyurethane condom or female condom correctly each time you engage in vaginal or anal intercourse, especially if you have multiple partners or are unsure of your partner’s HIV status. It is important
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  • Living with HIV and AIDS

    by Joe Lawrence December 15th, 2017
    In the United States, there are roughly 1.1 million people living with AIDS. Awareness is at an all time high and there are many advances in research and treatment. These advances in medicines, treatment, and living with the disease have created a welcome side effect: an aging AIDS population. However, with this comes a few more issues.

    It is estimated that by the year 2020 more than half of those
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