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6 Ways to Reduce Period Pain
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Do you dread your monthly cycle due to painful cramps? Many women suffer from painful periods, unaware of the effective natural remedies that can make their periods more comfortable. In my practice as an acupuncturist, I’ve seen many patients go from taking maximum doses of ibuprofen or acetaminophen during their periods to using little or
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All About Testosterone Replacement
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Whether you’ve talked about it in the weight room, read about it in a magazine, or seen a commercial on TV, chances are you’ve heard about testosterone replacement. The current media storm  might lead one to believe this treatment is nothing but positive. But before you begin any kind of treatment, it’s important to understand
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7 Tips for a Natural Birth
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While most women in the US use some form of pain relief during labor like an epidural, a growing number are choosing to skip pain medication if they’re having a vaginal birth. Some view birth without pharmacologic pain relief as a safer option for babies and an important choice for women. Choosing to use pain
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PrEP is Proving an Effective Weapon in the Fight Against HIV
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HIV is in the news again, but many of the headlines are more promising than in previous years. Major media outlets and members of the LGBT community are buzzing about PrEP, a very effective tool that’s helping stop the spread of HIV. HIV-negative individuals now have the option of using PrEP (short for pre-exposure prophylaxis),
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8 Ways to Pamper Yourself After Giving Birth
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The first few weeks of motherhood are a roller coaster—beautiful one moment and frustrating the next. You may feel emotionally fried from lack of sleep. Plus you’re adjusting to changes to your body and experiencing the ups and downs of postpartum hormones, all while caring for your demanding newborn. Getting support and finding ways to
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Trouble Getting Pregnant? It Might Be Your Thyroid
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It’s a little gland in your neck shaped like a butterfly, but the thyroid is powerful. It regulates everything from body temperature to metabolism, but most of us never think about our thyroid until something goes wrong. In some cases, it can be an underactive gland that manifests ashypothyroidism and symptoms like hair loss or weight
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Top 10 Tips for Nursing While Working
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Returning to work after becoming a new mom can be exciting and challenging for a variety of reasons. If you’re lucky enough to have lengthy maternity leave to truly disconnect from your job, then re-entering the world of early meetings and nonstop deadlines can be rough. But for some mothers, the prospect of returning to
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