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I think (think!) that my facial features are less symmetrical than when I was a kid. It seems my eyes are that way, at least. I know both sides of our body are never fully symmetrical anyway - ...

Do our faces lose symmetry as we grow older?

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I'm sorry for the "gross" question! I notice some undigested foods in my kids poop. namely- raisins, orange segments and corn for the most part. is she getting nutrition here, or are they ...

Undigested food in my kids poop?

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A high school coach has been charged with the reckless homicide of a 15 year old boy; authorities said he knowingly ran the teen so hard in training that he collapsed and died of heat exhaustion. ...

Is this high school coach responsible for this child's death?

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I know many cancers, heart disease and other conditions or diseases have a genetic factor. I am wondering if the risk of stroke also has a genetic factor to it or is it just a crap shoot on ...

Celtic Thunder commented on Celtic Thunder's post Is There A Genetic Component To Having Or Being At Risk For A Stroke?

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I know many cancers, heart disease and other conditions or diseases have a genetic factor. I am wondering if the risk of stroke also has a genetic factor to it or is it just a crap shoot on ...

Is There A Genetic Component To Having Or Being At Risk For A Stroke?

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I believe in getting outdoors even in cold weather but am wondering how cold is too cold? This week will be about 5 degrees F with lows of -2!! With wind chills, it'll be a lot lower. There ...

Going outside - how cold is too cold, for kids?

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I had a great time over the holidays. We saw friends and family, attended get-togethers and parties and had lots of foods, drinks and merriment. How do I prevent myself from falling into the ...

How can I avoid post-holiday, winter weather blues?

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My kids are poopers! They go a lot! One of my kids is preschool age and is quite tall and skinny but healthy and active and eats a healthy diet with fruit and veggies every day. But she poops ...

Can you have too many bowel movements?

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I read that liver spots begin around the age of 40. I have seen older women with them, some with many of them, especially on the hands and face/upper body. I know they are pretty harmless but ...

Can you stop the formation of liver spots?

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We go to a lot of birthday parties and I was watching a tv show recently where the actors (who were CSI types) said they'd never eat birthday cake after the candles had been blown out, because of ...

Is it gross to eat birthday cake (after the candles have been blown out)?

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I love Club Soda, I could drink it all day long, with a fresh lime! I drink regular water more, but upon looking at the ingredients of Club Soda, it seems pretty harmless - just water with some ...

Club Soda versus Water

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How much is too much when it comes to video gaming? I know women whose husbands (yes, grown men) spend hours on video games, at night and weekends and it creates problems with parenting, as ...

Video Gaming - How much is too much?

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Does anyone have nailbiters in their homes?? How do I nicely discourage this habit? Thanks!

How to stop nail biters?!

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A friend of mine was advised to take a carritine supplement to help with scar tissue and I'm wondering what carritine is (I had never heard of it before) and how it reduces scar tissue? thanks!

What effect has carritine on scar tissue?

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Nebraska has changed it's Safe Haven Law, known as LB157, to allow parents and caregivers to legally give up their older children and teenagers, not just newborns and babies. And parents are ...

Nebraska : Safe Haven Law to now Include Older Kids and Teens

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Summer is fading away for many of us and like many of us, I am clinging on to my daily moisturiser that also gives me a light, all-over than throughout winter. As much as I want to be ...

The Tanorexic: Dying to be Beautiful

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Tomorrow sees the 7th anniversary of the attacks on America on September 11th, 2001. What are your feelings? Do you feel the same away about our political situation now, as you did ...

How do you feel on this 7th anniversary of 9/11?

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I know this sounds like a really odd question but when I was growing up, wearing a bra all the time (including in bed) was considered unhealthy. I'm not even sure why! Now that I have breastfed ...

Should I wear a bra all the time?

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Have SARS and bird flu been eradicated? I remember at one time (a few years ago) when it was all that health news reports talked about! Are we still at risk?

Whatever happened to SARS and Bird Flu?

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It's time for me to get a physical. Where I live, it's now common practice to get a pap every two years (as opposed to an annual pap) if your last 5 have all been normal. I normally get a ...

Do you get an Annual Physical?

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What exactly are strawberry birth marks and why do they happen? Are they the same as port wine stains (marks)? When my daughter was born she had very pronounced strawberry birthmarks on her ...

What are strawberry birthmarks? And why do they sometimes disappear?

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I'm wondering if anyone has well water, rather than city water. We have well water and it's fine for showering and the baby swimming pool etc but we only use the filtered water for drinking and ...

How safe is well water?

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Back to school season is almost here and sadly, we're heading for summer's end and into autumnal weather in the next couple of months. Last year I neglected to get a flu shot and paid a heavy ...

When is the best time to get a flu shot?

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I am wondering if pills are better for allergies or are sprays like Flonasse or Nasonex? Has anyone tried both kinds of allergy relief and found one better than the other?

Which is better - an allergy pill or an allergy spray?

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I am wondering if any of the stay at home parents here have their own retiremen accounts (IRA)? I know we tend to think of this as something a working person would need, and these accounts are ...

Do any of you at-home parents have your own Retirement Accounts?

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Almost everyone I know has the same issue...why are periods so much worse after having children? Before I had kids, they were ok. A few cramps, bloating, nothing major. Since having kids, my ...

Why are periods so heavy after having children?

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I see constant commericals from companies like Medical Weight Loss, Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem that offer pre-packaged meals sent right to your home. You have to add fresh veg, fruit and dairy ...

Anyone do Nutrisystem? Jenny Craig? Medical Weight Loss?

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One of my exercise programs recommends I use a heart rate monitor. Naturally I want to boost my heart health but am not sure where to start in terms of which heart monitor to use. A friend ...

Celtic Thunder commented on jetpackjenny's post Can anyone recommend a good heart rate monitor and a good pedometer?

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I was surprised to hear someone on the radio refer to preschool as "glorified daycare". My son started when he was 3. Still goes, about 12 hours per week. My 3.5 year old daughter will start in ...

Is pre-school good for kids? Or is it "glorified daycare"?

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I am wondering how many times I need to exercise for it to really count. I have read rather conflicting ideas. One place said three times a week is fine, which is roughly every other day. ...

How many times a week do I need to exercise?

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I would like to know why weight gain targets some people all over (the apple shape) or some people in their lower regions (the pear shape) and other people in the upper region (I have no ...

Why does weight gain seem to target certain areas of the body and not others?

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An experimental treatment for depression is reportedly giving hope to patients who suffer from its most severe form. Deep brain stimulation (or DBS) in which the brain is stimulated with ...

Celtic Thunder commented on dragonfly's post A cure for depression?