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Children Growing Up With Pets Are Healthier

Children who grow up with a dog are healthier than those who do not. Having a dog provides children with a sense of belonging, a pal to come home to and a quiet friend who comforts during times of need. However, the decision to own a pet is a major one and with today’s economy tightening the belt for many ...

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Protecting Health Care Workers’ Freedoms

Is silence really golden? How about when a person is forced to keep their thoughts, opinions, and emotions to themselves to complete duties as a nurse or other supportive health care professional? Such is the situation for nurses these days who are caught between their moral beliefs and their jobs — particularly when it comes to performing abortions. One would ...

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Born before 1989? You Need To Get Your MMR Booster

A friend of mine shared a long post made by a friend of hers with a photo of a baby attached. The woman recounted the anniversary of her daughter’s death when she was still too young to receive the MMR vaccination and became exposed to the deadly virus during a visit to the pediatrician’s office. Just the other day, while ...

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Can Microchimerism Lead To Miscarriages?

When it comes to love and intimacy, there’s scientific data circulating regarding DNA and women who have complications related to pregnancy — particular when a woman has had multiple male sexual partners. In 2011, scientists started to notice a pattern with women who experienced preeclampsia, a blood pressure complication that takes place during pregnancy. Foreign DNA cells in the brains ...

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Empathy In Children: A Much Needed Character Trait

What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to feel and sense the emotional needs of others and to relate to their concerns. A child learns how to be empathetic first from their parents, and second in practice when playing with other children. In a world where shootings are more common in public schools and bullying is prevalent with young online ...

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Postpartum Depression In Women After Child-Birth

Being hormonal isn’t something a woman wants to hear, but in some cases, it’s truth leads to an explanation for sadness following the joy of birth. To have a healthy pregnancy, a woman’s body increases her estrogen and progesterone levels; then after childbirth, these hormones begin to fluctuate. As her body changes once again, emotions can start to shift. Like ...

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Should You Get Your Child Tested For STDs?

A few years ago, I attended a HIV information seminar as a requirement to be a teen mentor. My heart sunk to the ground when the statistics about STDs were shared. Although more children self-report to being abstinent, 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases involved youth ages 25-24 years — and those are reported cases. One of the ...

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How Much Sleep Do Women Need?

How much sleep do you need? In general, it’s important for men and women to get a full night’s rest, however, if you’re a woman you’re going to need to add twenty more minutes. According to sleep scientists, woman genetically need more sleep than men and when females don’t receive quality rest it can lead to weight gain, health issues, ...

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Hair Loss In Women Caused By Stress

Thinning hair runs in my family and so does depression. My grandmother who grew up with a difficult childhood, had substantial hair loss by the time she was in her mid-forties. My sister who went through chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant lost all of her hair and was never able to grow it back. I can recall my mother ...

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