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Ahhh… My Racing Heart

by Lori Sciame February 4th, 2016
During February, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a series of promotions aimed at both men and women concerning optimum heart health. As I write this post, it is their Go Red for Women Day celebration.  On this first day in February, men and women are asked to wear
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Can’t You Just Get Along?

by Lori Sciame January 28th, 2016
No matter who asks for the divorce, the process can devastate both parties involved.  Loss of self-esteem, fear of living alone, and even financial instability can affect both people in a broken marital relationship.  Although the relationship between the couple will never be what it once was, if there are children involved, the couple needs to work towards being able to interact civilly. Children will benefit from divorced parents who continue to communicate effectively vs. those who have hostile
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Obesity and Birth Defects

by Lori Sciame January 21st, 2016
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 higher incidence of birth defects. No mother wants to burden her child with health problems that could have been prevented, so it follows that those wishing to become pregnant should
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  • Give a Daily Valentine

    by Lori Sciame January 14th, 2016
    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;
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  • The Best Possible Start

    by Lori Sciame January 7th, 2016
    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
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  • Fueling Your Body’s Fire

    by Bea December 31st, 2015
    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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