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  • 1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

    1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

    One of the first calls you’ll make when you suspect you’re pregnant is to your family doctor or obstetrician. If you had a positive pregnancy test shortly after a possible conception, some doctors may ask you to hold off on scheduling your first prenatal visit for a few weeks until your pregnancy is well established.

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  • Flatulence

    Flatulence

    It’s not a subject that lends itself to cocktail party talk, a first date — or any date, for that matter. Yet who among us can claim to never have an embarrassing emission from time to time? Whether we like to talk about it or not, all of us produce gas throughout the day, every

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  • Fiber: An All-Natural “Medicine” for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Fiber: An All-Natural “Medicine” for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Not only did the patients see striking improvement in their blood sugar levels, they found their cholesterol levels improved as well.

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  • Foot Care and Diabetes

    Foot Care and Diabetes

    If diabetes has already dulled the sensations and slowed down circulation in your feet, just about any break in the skin can turn into a dangerous, festering wound.

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  • Diabetes: Good Fats and Bad Fats

    Diabetes: Good Fats and Bad Fats

    The fats found in fish, olive oil, nuts, avocados, and other foods can boost your HDL (“good”) cholesterol, which helps clear bad cholesterol out of the blood.

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  • Lifestyle and Fertility

    Lifestyle and Fertility

    Humans are closely tuned to their surroundings – especially when it comes to making babies. Just as bears and elk wait for the right season to sire offspring, our bodies reach the peak of fertility only when conditions seem right for raising babies. If there’s any sign of illness, malnourishment, or an unhealthy environment, our

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  • Folic Acid and Pregnancy

    Folic Acid and Pregnancy

    The reason you hear so much about folic acid and pregnancy is because this B vitamin protects against a group of serious birth defects. However, if you’re like most women, you don’t get enough folic acid (officially known as B9) from your diet alone. For this reason, doctors often recommend that women who are pregnant

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  • Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

    Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

    Now that you’re pregnant and eating for two, you probably wonder a bit about your diet and whether you’re getting the nutrients you need. And if you suffer occasional bouts of nausea or morning sickness, your diet is even more of a concern. Here are some of the most common questions about nutritional needs during

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  • Assisted Reproductive Technology

    Assisted Reproductive Technology

    If you’re old enough, you may remember all the hoopla about “test-tube babies” when the first child was conceived outside a woman’s body in 1978. That original experimental procedure, called in vitro fertilization (IVF), is now just one of several fertility treatments available. IVF has since been joined by a host of additional procedures which

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  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    For nearly 20 years, social worker Susan Mason suffered from mysterious and debilitating muscle pain throughout most of her body. Time and time again, doctors told Mason that she just had the flu, or that she was depressed and the aches would eventually go away on their own. But they never did. “It just hurt

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