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There are so many choices for over-the-counter medications for yeast infections, and I understand the difference between the suppositories, creams and wipes. I'm curious, though, to know which ...

Yeast Infection: Which medicine (OTC) is the best?

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My 3 year old just realized he can get out of his "big boy bed" without waiting for us to come get him. Now, I'm nervous about the possibility of him "realizing" he can get out of his room and ...

Preschooler Safety: Getting out of bed in middle of the night

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I need some info about being pregnant if your taking birth control pills. I have been on them for about 2 and a half years I have had my period regular but my breast are very tender and they are ...

Veronica commented on Anonymous' post Am I pregnant?

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I have been reading about the health impacts of diet soda (Diet Soda Does Not Equal Zero Impact. I am tired of drinking "just" water, and I know diet soda has many health implications (craving ...

Is Seltzer Water a Healthy Alternative to Regular Water or Diet Soda?

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My husband said the strangest thing---he did not want to put sunscreen lotion on our toddler when we were going outside for a walk (he would be mostly, if not all, in the shade in his stroller), ...

Does sunscreen lotion add to risk of heat-related conditions?

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I just watched Dr. Daenell's video on empowher http://empowher.com/share/weight-management/video-dr-daenell-what-can-women-do-about-unwanted-weight about what women can do about their unwanted ...

Weight loss supplements recommended by Dr. Daenell: safe for everyone?

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"Venting" gets such a bad rap, and can be seen as gossiping or just "being negative", and I'm wondering if there is a good side to blowing off steam and just venting to a friend?

Is venting (to a friend about a problem) healthy?

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My mother is trying to find a beginning yoga exercise tape (with good music!), and I don't even know where to start looking for her. I've thought of amazon.com, with the customer reviews, but ...

How do you know if an exercise video (DVD) is good quality? Are there any industry standards?

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My friend's daughter is having tubes put into her ears. What is this for? Is it painful, and how long are these tubes in place?

What is purpose of getting tubes put into ears? Anyone had this done?

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I am sore from exercising, and it lasts for a day or two. It happens when I try a new form of exercise, and I want to know if there is a way to prevent it, as it hinders my sleep! During the ...

Sore from exercise: How to prevent?

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A few months ago, I read about a 42-year old man who lost 80 pounds (in 6 months) by eating at McDonalds! Is this true? I believe his cholesterol went down, too, as he was eating salads and ...

Any truth to McDonalds "health" diet? (Man claims he lost 80 pounds eating fast food!)

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Found this article that says monthly breast self exams may not be what they used to. A review by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research, ...

Veronica commented on magicpanic's post Do You Perform Your Monthly Breast Self Exam?

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My good friend's 4-year old daughter was just diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis on Wednesday, and we are scared and shocked! What does this mean for the long-term health of her daughter? ...

Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDMS) recently diagnosed & have many questions

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It's hard to separate emotions from the body and what's more important is that you communicate what you're feeling with your doctor if you're feeling ill. According to familydoctor.org, this is ...

Veronica commented on dragonfly's post Emotions and Health

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I just wanted to let others know that July is National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month, and if anyone has experience with this disorder, it would be helpful to hear! We often talk about ...

July is National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

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There are many causes of depression and thousands of people suffer from it every day throughout North America. While the cause of the depression for some is easily found, the cause is not so ...

Veronica commented on CompleteCounseling's post How does a poor diet lead to depression?

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I just read a survivor's story on the American Heart Association (AHA) site, where a woman said that a stranger saved her life with his performing CPR on her until the EMT came (and they had to ...

Do you know CPR? Have you ever had to actually use CPR?

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My family and I are planning a beach vacation, and it seems every year one of us is stung by a jellyfish or bitten by sand mites (is that even the right term?). What should I pack as first aid ...

How to treat jellyfish sting and sand mites at the beach?

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Since moving to another state, I have been suffering from seasonal allergies. This is nothing new to me, during the winter time, and now I am wondering if I have year-round seasonal allergies ...

Sinusitis, Bronchitis...and now Pleuritis? Am I missing something in my diagnosis?

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I have relatively pale skin and am looking for a reliable sunscreen. I came across this link yesterday and found that my stand-by products may not be giving me the protection I need. Has anyone ...

Veronica commented on dragonfly's post Has Anyone Found a Sunscreen That Really Works for Them?

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I know that I am suppsed to visit my OB/GYN once/year for a Pap Smear and to get a refill on my birth control pills. I also know that I am supposed to go to my dentist/dental hygienist every 6 ...

How Often are Routine Doctor Visits Recommended: OB/GYN, Dentist, Optometrist/Opthamologist, Dermatologist, and others?

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I just read a helpful post about the differences between green and white tea, and it made me realize I also have some tea questions! Here they are: 1. If black, green and white teas have the ...

Some more tea questions: why is caffeine in black, while green is known as healthier?

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I have a 6 year old nephew that is INCREDIBLY hyperactive, to the point where he can not pay attention, or listen to instructions given by his parents or other family members. How do you know ...

Are ADD and ADHD drugs OK for a hyperactive nephew?

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My husband is a Webmaster, and works 8-12 hour days at his computer. He recently read that it is not good to "sit all day", and that standing is a better alternative, as it helps with everything ...

Is it better to work standing up or sitting down most of the day?

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Fortunately, I don't fall into the category of having a selfish spouse but If you check off a vast majority of the boxes on this list, the odds are your favor that you are on treacherous ...

Veronica commented on dragonfly's post Selfish Spouses -- 24 Ways to Tell

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I am thinking about getting a body piercing...I'm kind of excited! But, I want to make sure it doesn't get infected (my sister's got infected...ouch!). What do I need to know, and where should I ...

Body Piercing...Is is Safe?

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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 ...

Veronica commented on jere2911's post yes or no on hysterectomy

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Friends and Colleagues, We are facing serious health freedom consequences in the US that have not been mentioned during the nightly news.  Please take a moment to look at the attached Health ...

Veronica commented on Kristin Mills CNHP's post URGENT! VACCINE MANDATE DEADLINE 06.10.08!

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After seeing the post on the bodily injury through amputation: http://empowher.com/share/self-amputation/body-integrity-identity-disorder-the-strange-compulsion-self-amputate it reminded me of a ...

Self-Injury and Cutting

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Do you use any energy drinks? If so, have you had any positive results? I understand the excessive amount of caffeine and sugar aren't considered "healthy", but in moderation are they ...

Energy Drinks: OK in Moderation? Mixed with Alcohol?

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Frankly, the last thing I usually want to do is focus on my headaches. The whole thing tends to make my cranky, but in light of National Headache Awareness week, I thought I'd point out a few ...

Veronica commented on Tina Tran's post Heading Off Headaches

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Every year about this time, droves of people storm the gyms, firmly resolved to get into a fitness routine that will get them ready to wear a bathing suit and lead them into a life of health and ...

Veronica commented on Anonymous' post Lose weight, gain a community

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I need suggestions! I've realized that when I need to re-energize, unwind or "chill out", that I do this by "rewarding" myself with food. The problem is: I am doing this more and more often ...

How do you Recharge, Unwind, Re-Energize or Relax? Need Suggestions!

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Has anyone tried 5-HTP, Sam-E, or St. John's Wort to help alleviate irritability or short-temperedness? If so, what dosage, brands, etc. works best? Am tired of being a stressed crab apple and ...

Veronica commented on TW46's post Tired of Being Irritable/Short-Tempered

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Argh! I just had to let that out. My husband and I have been fighting...more like nit-picking and arguing...over everything. We are under a lot of stress (just moved cross-country), and it ...

Fair Fighting for Couples and How/Where to Learn?

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My parents use a butter spread that claims to "actively remove cholesterol". I've noticed several types of butter/oil spreads at the grocery store, meant to replace butter or margarine, and are ...

Butter Spreads Actively Remove Cholesterol?

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This article got me wondering: EmpowHer's Health Tip: More Americans Taking Drugs for Chronic Health ...

Veronica commented on alysiak's post High Blood Pressure -- Why Are We So Chronically Ill?

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Has anyone experienced popping in your knees? If so, did you find out what was causing the popping? What was the treatment?

Veronica commented on Tina Tran's post Has anyone experienced knee popping? Could it be arthritis? Meniscus tear? Other?

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It was not like they all said. Mine has been a journey of self-discovery both physically and emotionally. Just 5 years ago,I weighed about 506 lbs. I was in an awful place both physically and ...

Veronica commented on CathiL's post Weight Management

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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With so much negative publicity in the media right now, Lasik surgery is not looking like it's the greatest option. There are numerous people coming forth to talk about their negative, even ...

What has been your experience with Lasik Surgery?

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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 ...

Anyone taking Yaz as new Birth Control?

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I’ll never forget the following story as long as I live. My husband and I were on a boat trip with a bunch of our friends, and someone brought along this game called “Sex for Dummies.” ...

Veronica commented on Michelle King Robson's post Orgasms: Are You Having Them, Faking Them, or Doing a Little of Both?

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For reasons that I really don’t understand, there is a real stigma associated with talking honestly with your partner about sex, and what works for you and what doesn’t. But why is this? As ...

Veronica commented on Michelle King Robson's post Let’s Talk About Sex…Well, Maybe Not. Why Are So Many Of Us Reluctant to Talk About Such an Important Part of Our Lives

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My family and I are visiting my parents this week, and I noticed a lot of cute "jokes" around the house, in the form of refrigerator magnets, pot holders, small plaques on bookcases and hanging on ...

Alcohol Jokes Have Gone Too Far?

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What do you think about sports drinks? There are more brands out there, targeting (or focusing on) women. Some have lots of sodium, calories and sugar. Others are low-calorie, and all claim to ...

Veronica commented on Alison Beaver's post Sports Drinks...Marketing Ploy or Helpful for Exercisers?

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Become a resource for other women by sharing your stories about cancer.

Veronica commented on EmpowHER's post Do You Have A Story To Tell About Cancer?

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Have you found a good work and life balance? I am constantly in awe of my friends and family and the ways they manage their busy lives with work and children. While most of them seem genuinely ...

Veronica commented on hernews' post Finding the Best Work-life Balance

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Hi, I just found out about this site, and thought this might be a good place to ask a question. I am 43 years old, and just been told I have prediabetes. I've read a lot about diabetes, and ...

Veronica commented on Veronica's post Just Diagnosed with Prediabetes