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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Young Mother Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Captures Last Time Breast-Feeding

Natasha Fogarty was in utter shock when, just four months after giving birth to her son Milo, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. But when the shock subsided and reality set in, she was left grappling with the inevitable loss of her favorite mother-son activity: breast-feeding. Though Fogarty was able to continue breast-feeding after her diagnosis, she knew …

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Americans Spending More Money on Acupuncture, Yoga, and Other Natural Remedies

Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than $30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine. “Substantial numbers of …

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The Tongue Is a Map of the Body in Chinese Medicine

Your tongue does more than just taste food and articulate words. According to traditional Chinese medicine, it is also a convenient diagnostic tool. Before X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, ancient doctors had other methods to examine the internal health of their patients. Tongue diagnosis is one such practice still widely used today. For those who know how to read the …

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10 Kids’ Food Myths—Busted!

Feeding kids in our crazy media environment can be downright confounding. One week, news headlines may say that a certain food is “bad.” The next week, it’s touted as a superfood. To clear up the confusion we asked experts to give us the bottom line on what advice to take—and what to ditch, pronto. Myth #1: Kids should clean their …

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Can I Eat That? I’m Breastfeeding

Fish It’s a good source of protein. Some, like salmon and tuna, also give you omega-3s, which your body needs. But what about mercury and other contaminants? You can have cooked seafood twice per week. Each serving can be up to 6 ounces, which is the size of two decks of cards. Choose types that are lower in mercury, such …

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Understanding Tinnitus — the Basics

What Is Tinnitus? Tinnitus (pronounced ti-ni-tis), or ringing in the ears, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. It is often worse when background noise is low, so you may be most aware of it at night when you’re trying to fall …

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Whoa! Identical Twin Sisters Give Birth at the Exact Same Minute

Not only did these twin sisters give birth on the same day, but it was actually during the same minute—kind of. I’ve never believed in coincidences—more random fate and happenstance. Well, this story is pretty much changing my mind. Identical twins Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers say their connection has always been “magical,” “odd,” and “hard to explain.” But when …

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This cabbage compress will help with pain, engorgement and weaning!

Most mothers have experiences breast swelling, discomfort and pain while nursing, weaning or pumping, when the breasts get heavier, bigger and warmer. The first few days after giving birth is normal to have full breasts, but a few missed feedings or changes in nursing, will cause excessive engorgement and pain. If the baby is feeding normally and often, and the …

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Mom Films Man Attacking Her For Breastfeeding

“Because I’m feeding my baby, this man is going crazy and I’m shaking.” While shopping at a Target in Torrington Connecticut recently, a mom sat down to breastfeed her one-month-old infant because when a baby’s gotta eat, a baby’s gotta eat. Jessie Maher posted a video on Facebook that shows an older man looking very angry, pacing around rambling on to anyone …

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