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Is your husband unattractive? Don’t stop your birth control pills because that could make it worse.
A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that women who stopped taking their birth control became less attracted to their partners if they were not generally handsome by evolutionary standards. The evolutionary standards include things like jaw structure and chest to waist ratios as well as symmetry. The study followed 118 couples … Keep Reading!!!
Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG of Magee has delivered thousands of babies in his long and prosperous career. However, what is unique about Dr. Andrew-Jaja is that he makes sure to welcome each child with a beautiful song.
He started the tradition after his mentor retired and asked him to take his place, and sing to each … Keep Reading!!!
“Everyone is trying to hide their faults from each other when we all have it.” – Colbie Caillat
Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat was in the studio with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds working on her latest album Gypsy, when she opened up to him about social and industry pressure to be something she is not.
Edmonds encourage Caillat to write about her own experience – anything from feeling the pressure to be thin and be “ready” all the time, to her mother’s … Keep Reading!!!
When Jamie asked me to write about heart failure and pregnancy, I thought it would be easy. I have written so many articles about Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, surely this would be a piece of cake? However, I have struggled to write about it because I am pregnant and pregnancy and heart failure just don’t mix. While I am thinking about the new life that grows within me, I don’t want … Keep Reading!!!
My name is Sarah Brown and I am from Hurricane, WV. I am 28 years old, have been married for almost 9 years and have a 6 year old and a 16 month old. In 2012 I was getting ready to compete for the Mrs. WV International pageant when I discovered I was pregnant. I decided to compete anyway and as luck would have it I won the state pageant and went on to … Keep Reading!!!
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina created laboratory-grown vaginal organs that were successfully transplanted into young women with a rare medical condition.
The transplants were all performed on teenage girls (ages 13-18) who had been affected by Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. The condition causes the vagina and uterus to not form properly and is relatively rare (1 out of every 5,000 live female births). The previous treatment for MRKH syndrome was to construct a new vagina out of other … Keep Reading!!!
By Corby Selzer
Five years (accumulative) of nursing and many years of counseling women on a variety
of breastfeeding challenges could not have prepared me for two words..infant
After two girls, I became giddy with excitement as our third child’s birth revealed
that indeed our last child would be a boy. A boy spun from pure sugar, and chubby as
chubby could be. My third nursling and fastest grower was known for his robust rolls
and “healthy” appearance.
At … Keep Reading!!!
When I took up running, it was like meeting God himself. I have been running ever since. –Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh was born with a birth defect that prevented him from being able to walk until the age of five. At ten years of age, he said his legs were finally at full-strength.
However, it wasn’t until the age of 89 when Singh began running! After the loss of his wife and son he felt he was “more … Keep Reading!!!
Vitamins serve no beneficial purpose, according to three studies released December 16th, and published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine. All three studies come to the similar conclusion that vitamins do not prevent chronic illness or disease and sometimes actually cause harm!
What many experts are now saying is that the American population is most-definitely malnourished, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies should not be taken lightly. However, we should be addressing these issues through better nutrition and … Keep Reading!!!
My mother called me at 5:30 Monday morning and I instinctively knew something was very wrong. Mom was calling about my sister and though she was calm, her voice was shaking;
“Leila had the baby last night. The baby is doing fine. Leila is not. She has bleeding on her brain and the doctors said things do not look good. She has no neurological activity and is in a coma on life support…we don’t … Keep Reading!!!
By Maggie Jones
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I was committed to breastfeeding my daughter from the very beginning. Her
conception was a complete surprise, but as soon as I discovered I was
pregnant I began researching everything.
I decided to have a water birth at home with midwives, and learned
everything I possibly could about breastfeeding. I received many warnings
from well-meaning family members to not be too disappointed if … Keep Reading!!!
My breastfeeding journey has been just that—a very long, tiresome, surprising and rewarding journey.
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a prolactinoma, a prolactin secreting tumor on my pituitary gland. I hadn’t cycled for about two years, and was using OrthoEvra, the birth control patch exclusively prior to my amenorrhea for nine months. I visited my family practitioner, mainly out of curiosity as to why I hadn’t had a cycle for so long. She did a … Keep Reading!!!