Category: Health

Crossing the Threshold of Menopause, Part 2

What you personally believe about menopause will influence your choices more than anything else. For many, menopause is nothing to fear. Do not see it as an “old-age” disease, or a failure of the body to do what it should. Approach it as a transition from childbearing years to wisdom-bearing years. Informed physicians know that 70% of women make this transition smoothly and make their choices intelligently. Read more

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Question for the women out there

How many women out there like tight abs on a guy or a beer belly?
I hear from some of my friends that they dont like guys who work out alot. Is that true? Read more

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Crossing the Threshold of Menopause, Part 1

The long, hot summer afternoons remind me of the first hot flashes I had. It took me many a hot-afternoon meeting, and middle-of-the-night inner fire before I realized what was happening to me: “Not me! I’m too young!” Those thoughts kept recurring in my mind. Read more

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Addiction, Part 2

Now and then the thought surfaces in the drinker’s awareness that he or she might have a psychiatric problem. Those around the drinker also can wonder if that is where the problem lies. He is a perfectionist at some times and a slob at others. Though occasionally cooperative, he is often a stone wall. Read more

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Addiction, Part 1

This is the first of a four-part series on drug and alcohol addiction. In this part, the signs and symptoms of alcohol are explored. Read more

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Color Therapy

Color therapy has been used for ages. Even in conventional medicine the color pattern in hospitals and doctors offices are often picked to soothe and calm. Read more

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Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia

Little is known about the effects of pregnancy on fibromyalgia. Some women see their symptoms abate or disappear during pregnancy. Once they deliver, however, they are more likely to have a flare-up and the sleep deprivation that parents of newborn experience can overwhelm someone with fibromyalgia. Read more

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Should I Put the Brakes on Jogging?

As long as you feel all right and have not experienced overuse injuries (such as shin splints, tendonitis of the knee, or plantar fasciatis), you can continue to push yourself. Read more

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What Are the Physical Effects and Possible Complications?

People who have normal immune systems typically have the symptoms already mentioned. Those undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia or lymphoma, those with HIV or AIDS, and those born with poor immune systems (SCID, DiGeorge Syndrome, etc.) will often have much more severe presentations. Examples include ulcers in a wider distribution than normal, larger-than-normal ulcers, and ulcers that heal poorly or not at all. Read more

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New Information About Cold Sores and Herpes

Recent studies have shown an interesting development in herpes infection. HSV-2, which typically causes genital sores, is being seen more frequently around the mouth. HSV-1, which typically causes facial cold sores, is being found more frequently in the genital area. Read more

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