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Obesity and Birth Defects

by Lori Sciame January 17th, 2020
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 10th, 2020
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 3rd, 2020
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 27th, 2019
    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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  • Living with HIV and AIDS

    by Joe Lawrence December 20th, 2019
    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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  • Natural Remedies to Keep Kids Healthy in Winter

    by Kimberly Hays December 13th, 2019
    There is a lot of information on how to naturally treat illnesses that kids get in winter like colds, the flu, sore throats, and earaches, but it is equally, if not more important to know how to ward off these illnesses beforehand. Using natural remedies that are simple and effective will not only keep your child healthy, but they will also keep the rest of the family healthier by
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