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The Relief of Letting Go

by Lori Sciame January 12th, 2015 Relationships
Over the past few months I've realized something - letting go of a dream unfulfilled can be a huge relief.  My elusive dream involved my sister-in-law. Even after knowing each other for almost ten years, we never became close. Why, I wondered, couldn't we be picture perfect confidants, those who share coffee, share stories, and ultimately, share lives? What made being friends so difficult?

And then it dawned on me. I realized that just because my brother loves her, doesn't mean that becoming "sisters" would work for us.  In fact, we have completely different core values, plus we live far apart.
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Strategies to Prevent Birth Defects

by Kimberly Hays January 11th, 2015 Health Observance, Women's Health
Most mothers-to-be know that it is important to get plenty of folic acid and to see their doctor prior to becoming pregnant to be sure that they are in optimum health. With birth defects averaging at approximately 1 in 33 babies in the United States, it is also the cause of high mortality rates. Because we are observing National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we are going to discuss some of the less talked about information on birth defects. Knowledge is power!

Reduce Your Sugar Intake – Deficiencies in certain nutrients can be detrimental during a pregnancy, but so can an
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Are you Nuts for Snacking on Nuts?

by Bea January 9th, 2015 Diet Nuts are such a versatile food! The fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and more, associated with nuts can lead to more efficient workouts, but what nuts should you be eating? Should you be eating nuts after your workout as well? Well, that depends on the intent of your workout. If you are trying to lose weight, then replenishing your body with nuts after your workout might not be a wise decision. On the other hand, if you are trying to bulk up, then yes, maybe you should be eating a handful of nuts after your workout!

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Ask The Doctor

Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Dean Heller MD September 4th, 2014 Ask the Doctor
Q:  My father is 81 and was just diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His doctor is telling him that he shouldn't do anything at all and just watch to see if the cancer progresses.  He is in very good shape for his age, so I think he should be more aggressive.  I researched on the internet and there seems to be a number of options, some don't even seem so invasive.  What do you think?

A:  You are correct, there are many treatment options for prostate cancer.  These include:  surgery to remove the prostate cancer, radiation therapy,
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Mental Health: 10 Ways to Use Art to Heal

by R. Carnavale January 8th, 2015 Mental Health
artists palette (1280x1248)The poet Antonin Artaud (who was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward on several occasions) thought that art first heals the artist, who then helps heal others, via his or her artwork, later. Artaud went on to develop his creative abilities as a means of therapy. He is not alone -- many famous artists, like D. H. Lawrence and Frida Kahlo, have also considered the psychological aspects of creating art, which can lead to self-transformation. If you suffer from a mental illness, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression, creative artistic expression (with other appropriate therapeutic treatments) can
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