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I posted the following last night: http://www.empowher.com/ask/vaccination/does-my-friend-need-rabies-shots Since then, my friend talked to a "rabies" expert at Maricopa County Health ...

Update on my ASK about rabies shots

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A friend of mine just got bitten on his hand by a feral cat (a very angry feral cat). The cat took off so there's no way of testing it to see if it had rabies. Does my friend need to get rabies ...

does my friend need rabies shots?

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According to this article, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4327263.ece, three-legged races and sack races have been banned at an elementary school in Washington because kids just ...

three-legged races are banned

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Have you ever been subjected to a bully or "toxic" person in the workplace? I certainly have! My experience was with an individual I was supervising (which made the situation really tough!) and ...

Optimist commented on Alison Beaver's post Hard at Work: Bullies!

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I'm recently divorced, a very, very welcomed change in my life that I've embraced and celebrated, and yet I still carry this deep anger that will just pop out unexpectedly, usually when I'm ...

Optimist commented on Optimist's post How do I deal with my anger?

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I'm recently divorced, a very, very welcomed change in my life that I've embraced and celebrated, and yet I still carry this deep anger that will just pop out unexpectedly, usually when I'm ...

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I'm recently divorced, a very, very welcomed change in my life that I've embraced and celebrated, and yet I still carry this deep anger that will just pop out unexpectedly, usually when I'm ...

How do I deal with my anger?

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I'm pretty shocked by this, since birth control is so highly effective. I suppose I simply assume that if you don't want to get pregnant, you'll make sure to take birth control each and every ...

Optimist commented on Susan Cody's post Half of American Pregnancies are Unplanned

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Interesting story today out of the Wall Street Journal on how Planned Parenthood -- a long-time feature in many metropolitan areas -- is expanding its reach into the suburbs in an attempt to woo a ...

Optimist commented on Tina Tran's post Planned Parenthood to Hit the Suburbs

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Hello: My friend gave me this website after seeing a commercial and I am so happy she did!! I have a situation that I would love your opinion on. I am 45 and started what seem like ...

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I saw a documentary on this disorder once. It was one of the strangest things I ever saw. Body Integrity Identity Disorder is a rare affliction that causes people to cut off their own healthy ...

Optimist commented on Susan Cody's post Body Integrity Identity Disorder – The Strange Compulsion to Self-Amputate

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I'm wondering if there are any moms out there who've had one or more C-sections and are having trouble with their insurance coverage. There's a cover story in today's (6/1/08) New York Times ...

Had a C-section and worried about future insurance coverage?

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My toddler stopped breathing last night, his lips turned blue, he was shaking and his eyes rolled back into his head. It was the scariest 60 seconds of my life. I called 911, as my husband ran ...

Optimist commented on Alison Beaver's post My Toddler had a Febrile (Fever-Induced) Seizure...Have You Experienced This?

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I read one of EmpowHer's leading news stories on a recent study out of Yale on preeclampsia and the effect of dark chocolate. I must say I'm a little skeptical about the study. I nearly died ...

I'm not sure about the chocolate/preeclampsia study...

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SHOPPING MAKES ME FELL BETTER. WHEN I CANT SHOP IT MAKES ME DEPRESSED. SHOPPING TAKES MY MIND OFF OF THINGS. YES I REGRET PICKING A CERTAIN DOCTOR HE MISTREATED ME WITH DEPRESSION AND PUT ME ON ...

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Studies have shown that baby bottles made by the major brands Avent, Evenflo, Dr. Brown’s and Disney/First Years leached BPA when heated. BPA is a very dangerous estrogenic compound that has been ...

sign petition to stop dangerous plastic in baby bottles!

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I just heard about a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. ...

An important proposed mastectomy law change

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Did you all know that, starting today, it's National Hug Holiday Week? On the Hugs for Health Foundation's web site, it says that "huggers across the country are invited to increase hug abundance ...

Give someone a hug this week!

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Do you think that breastfeeding is truly healthier for you and for your baby or do you think it's more of a trend that we're seeing now?

Optimist commented on Kristin Davis' post Is breastfeeding really best?

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Do you think that breastfeeding is truly healthier for you and for your baby or do you think it's more of a trend that we're seeing now?

Optimist commented on Kristin Davis' post Is breastfeeding really best?

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Many ailments can be treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is also used in prevention of illness and to stimulate the immune system. Commonly treated conditions: * Headaches ...

Optimist commented on Jennifer D's post What is Acupuncture Used For?

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I am wondering what everyone thinks about the newest media attention on a relatively old situation: plastics emitting potentially harmful chemicals. Are you throwing out your baby bottles, ...

Optimist commented on Alison Beaver's post Are Plastics Harmful to Our Health?

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So, at last, the Prime Minister of India has denounced the fact that there are so many fewer girls than boys (927 girls for every 1,000 boys) in his country.... This public denouncement comes ...

Optimist commented on Optimist's post 10 million girl fetuses aborted in India

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I was just diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation and I'm really freaking out. Could you help me find information on it? I left my doctor's office really confused. Thanks so much for your help!

Help! I was just diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation

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I have always eaten healthy, proportional meals and was never overweight. As a child I learned martial arts, gymnastics, and dance. In high school I found cheerleading and wakeboarding. I was ...

Optimist commented on miacadwell's post Exercise Saved My Life

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I have always eaten healthy, proportional meals and was never overweight. As a child I learned martial arts, gymnastics, and dance. In high school I found cheerleading and wakeboarding. I was ...

Optimist commented on miacadwell's post Exercise Saved My Life

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Why swallow down pills when you can eat instead? Turns out there are a host of great spices out there can help with everything from memory to belly aches. This article not only lists the ...

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I had ankle fusion surgery on my left ankle in Dec of 2007 after suffering from arthritis in my ankles. I just thought I'd see if there are others on here who have been through the same thing.

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Do you think that breastfeeding is truly healthier for you and for your baby or do you think it's more of a trend that we're seeing now?

Optimist commented on Kristin Davis' post Is breastfeeding really best?

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Andrea Yates' case was an especially gripping one for me personally because of the timing of it. I gave birth to my fourth baby on June 18, 2001 (see my beautiful baby in the photo to the right ...

Optimist commented on Kristin Davis' post Kristin Davis: The Andrea Yates Case And The Insanity Defense

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So, at last, the Prime Minister of India has denounced the fact that there are so many fewer girls than boys (927 girls for every 1,000 boys) in his country.... This public denouncement comes ...

10 million girl fetuses aborted in India

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Do you think that breastfeeding is truly healthier for you and for your baby or do you think it's more of a trend that we're seeing now?

Optimist commented on Kristin Davis' post Is breastfeeding really best?

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I read an article in The Arizona Republic about how there's a rise in companies that allow moms to bring their babies to work. The article includes a photo of a mom working in her cubicle with ...

Would you want to work with a baby in the next cubicle?

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That's an interesting news story on the site today about skin cancer and being extra careful about your lips, since lip gloss can attract dangerous rays that can cause skin cancer. I just want ...

Optimist commented on Optimist's post Don't forget about your ears!

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That's an interesting news story on the site today about skin cancer and being extra careful about your lips, since lip gloss can attract dangerous rays that can cause skin cancer. I just want ...

Don't forget about your ears!

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I've been happy with the birth control pill (BCP) that I'm currently on (have been taking for 15+ years), and recently saw an advertisement for Yaz. Is anyone taking Yaz, and/or do know more ...

Optimist commented on Veronica's post Anyone taking Yaz as new Birth Control?

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My doctor put me on Zoloft because I've been depressed and I'm wondering if I should also see a therapist for talk therapy. My doctor said that I'll start feeling better in 2-3 weeks, just with ...

Do I need talk therapy while I'm taking an anti-depressant?

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I've suffered off and on from Plantar Fasciitis, which causes heel pain that feels like needles are stuck in the bottom of my heel whenever I put weight on it. What really helped was having a ...

Low cost shoe inserts for heel pain relief