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This summer, I was fortunate to volunteer with and meet some amazing women behind a unique organization called Mary’s Place by the Sea (www.marysplacebythesea.org). This non-profit organization ...

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I don’t know about you but in my 40s I know that because I have had a child my risk for leaking is higher, but still, it sucks. I cough out loud, I pee. I sneeze hard, I pee. I laugh really ...

Leaking in No Laughing Matter

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Lighting your next cigarette? You may be literally smoking your smile away. “Think of your mouth as the gateway to your health,” says Dr. Leslie Renee Townsend, DDS., Dental Director for ...

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Recently, I was invited to an event in downtown NYC in which I learned that dentures are actually not just for old people. I was surprised to learn that more than 53 percent of people who wear ...

Myth Busted: Dentures Not Just for Elderly

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My friend Jamie is a mom of a child with of a severe form of the disease called Dravet Syndrome (also known Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy), which can begin in childhood and be very serious ...

Rare Form of Epilepsy - Dravet Syndrome

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Right now, I am going on about a week of suffering symptoms of vertigo. Last Friday was the absolute worst. I had the flu before but knew that that wasn't what I was feeling. Could it be ...

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As a 43-year-old woman and a mother now done having children, I was truly amazed to learn, through my job, that women have had trouble for years accessing desired birth control, especially the ...

cbegun commented on cbegun's post We can now get new, accessible IUD

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As a 43-year-old woman and a mother now done having children, I was truly amazed to learn, through my job, that women have had trouble for years accessing desired birth control, especially the ...

We can now get new, accessible IUD

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Right now, I am going on about a week of suffering symptoms of vertigo. Last Friday was the absolute worst. I had the flu before but knew that that wasn't what I was feeling. Could it be ...

Coping with Vertigo

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This summer, I was fortunate to volunteer with and meet some amazing women behind a unique organization called Mary’s Place by the Sea (www.marysplacebythesea.org). This non-profit organization ...

Healing with Cancer: Mind, Body and Soul

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This summer, I was fortunate to volunteer with and meet some amazing women behind a unique organization called Mary’s Place by the Sea (www.marysplacebythesea.org). This non-profit organization ...

Support for Women with Cancer

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Fellow mommy blogger Hallie Addington is on a mission to inspire and support other parents raising children with diabetes, helping them to manage and thrive. A kindergarten teacher by day and ...

Managing Kids with Diabetes

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Fellow mommy blogger Hallie Addington is on a mission to inspire and support other parents raising children with diabetes, helping them to manage and thrive. A kindergarten teacher by day and ...

Managing Kids with Diabetes & CGM Technology - Hallie's Story

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A few months ago I heard about a teenage boy named Sam Berns who was all over the news and who had passed away from a rare and accelerated aging disease called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria ...

Progeria: The Aging Disease in Children

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Years ago I remember an incident where I was on the subway in Manhattan going to work and had a rolling suitcase with me for a business trip. While standing and waiting to get to my stop with all ...

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Parents of infants are often willing to do anything to get their child to sleep. There are hundreds of "sleep training" books and methods, soothing lotions with lavender, and swaddle blankets ...

cbegun commented on mariasmith76's post White Noise Machines Can Cause Infant Hearing Loss

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Years ago I remember an incident where I was on the subway in Manhattan going to work and had a rolling suitcase with me for a business trip. While standing and waiting to get to my stop with all ...

The Unknown of Costochondritis

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What are you doing to help spread the word about rare diseases on Friday, February 28? Visit the Rare Disease Day website to learn of events happening worldwide. www.rarediseaseday.org

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Whether or not to vaccinate children can be a difficult decision for parents. You might feel that you hear so many conflicting reports on the safety of vaccines that it is hard to make an informed ...

cbegun commented on Samantha Stainsburry's post Vaccinating Children: 5 Common Myths Debunked

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What are you doing to help spread the word about rare diseases on Friday, February 28? Visit the Rare Disease Day website to learn of events happening worldwide. www.rarediseaseday.org

Rare Disease Day

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Susan’s health saga began at birth. Her parents were told that she would never walk or talk and would be mentally challenged. There were no treatments available and they were told to just love her ...

Susan Krug's Story: Life with Hypophosphatasia (HPP)

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Then switch. A relationship with our doctors is one like the relationships we choose with friends and partners. They are our partner in health and should not make us feel uncomfortable or ...

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All my life I have gone up and down on the scale hiding food when I was a kid and sneaking snacks so others would not see me. I was, and still am, a closet eater. During my high school days I ...

Bad Foods and Overeating Only May Me Feel Worse

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Then switch. A relationship with our doctors is one like the relationships we choose with friends and partners. They are our partner in health and should not make us feel uncomfortable or ...

Unhappy with your doctor?

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Do you know what hypophosphatasia is? A few years ago, had you asked me this question I would have told you “no.” Hypophosphatasia (HPP) (hypo-fahs-fuh-TAY-shuh) is an inherited metabolic ...

Rare Disease - Hypophosphatasia

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A few years ago, had you asked me this question I would have told you “no.” Hypophosphatasia (HPP) (hypo-fahs-fuh-TAY-shuh) is an inherited metabolic bone disease that results from low levels ...

Rare Disease - Hypophosphatasia

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Do you know what hypophosphatasia is? A few years ago, had you asked me this question I would have told you “no.” Hypophosphatasia (HPP) (hypo-fahs-fuh-TAY-shuh) is an inherited metabolic ...

Hypophosphatasia: Soft Bones disease

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Oh my goodness. I thought yesterday, Christmas Day, would never end. Such a terrible thing to say, I know. But, it's not for the reasons you think. I was feeling good, and healthy upon ...

Allergic Reaction to Christmas Tree

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My brother in law passed away this week after suffering a two year battle with bladder cancer. These past few months of his life were painful and he experienced many setbacks from treatments that ...

Bladder Cancer Strikes My Family - Quit Smoking

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What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is a side effect of breast cancer treatment that causes permanent swelling in the arms. It is a build-up of lymphatic fluid, which causes the swelling in the ...

cbegun commented on EmpowHER's post LympheDIVAs Provides A Fashionable (and Charitable) Option For Women With Lymphedema

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My mom is in her early 70s and her aunt died from Alzheimer's. For the past few years she has been stressing about the fear of getting the disease because she is becoming forgetful. I have ...

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For the past month my daughter Sarah complained often about having an upset tummy. Some days I believed her. Other days I did not. Was Sarah's tummy trouble from new school stress ...

cbegun commented on cbegun's post Kids and Tummy Aches - Real or Fake?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome really ruined my whole life, and just many people diagnosed with IBS, I felt torn between being grateful I didn't have something "serious" and guilty for feeling like I ...

cbegun commented on SquirrelGirl's post Brain-Gut Connection - My Journey with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Hello, I am at 26 year old women who is struggling to find my True Calling or Passion in this lifetime. Is there any one that can help???

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All my life I have gone up and down on the scale hiding food when I was a kid and sneaking snacks so others would not see me. I was, and still am, a closet eater. During my high school days I ...

Addicted to Food

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For the past month my daughter Sarah complained often about having an upset tummy. Some days I believed her. Other days I did not. Was Sarah's tummy trouble from new school stress ...

cbegun commented on cbegun's post Kids and Tummy Aches - Real or Fake?

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Thanksgiving is always about the time spent together with loved ones and also sitting down to have a meal. However, the holiday doesn’t have to be about us gorging ourselves on food or making tons ...

A Healthy Thanksgiving

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My mom is in her early 70s and her aunt died from Alzheimer's. For the past few years she has been stressing about the fear of getting the disease because she is becoming forgetful. I have ...

My Mom Fears Alzheimer's

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If you’re like me or 30 to 50 million Americans, you’re lactose intolerant. This means you cannot enjoy many dairy treats because you are unable to digest most of the sugars in milk. This is a ...

cbegun commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post Almond Milk – A Healthy Alternative For Those Who Are Lactose Intolerant

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For the past month my daughter Sarah complained often about having an upset tummy. Some days I believed her. Other days I did not. Was Sarah's tummy trouble from new school stress ...

Kids and Tummy Aches - Real or Fake?

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I never had seasonal allergies until about ten years ago when I was sneezing constantly and rubbing my eyes more than usual. I thought cats were the culprit, as I was more exposed to them with my ...

cbegun commented on cbegun's post Non-Allergic Rhinitis

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I am now year two into getting my annual mammograms and I have to tell you that each time I go through it I hold my breath, figuratively. As a mother of a young child, and only 42 years old, I ...

cbegun commented on cbegun's post Breast Cancer Prevention and Mammograms

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Fifteen years ago my father lost his battle to cancer at the age of 55. Unfortunately, he shut out his family in the beginning when his symptoms were at their worst, not cluing us in to what was ...

cbegun commented on cbegun's post Supporting Our Men Living with Cancer

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I never had seasonal allergies until about ten years ago when I was sneezing constantly and rubbing my eyes more than usual. I thought cats were the culprit, as I was more exposed to them with my ...

Non-Allergic Rhinitis

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Fifteen years ago my father lost his battle to cancer at the age of 55. Unfortunately, he shut out his family in the beginning when his symptoms were at their worst, not cluing us in to what was ...

Supporting Our Men Living with Cancer

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As parents we are always trying to guide our children to learn, grown and do what's right. So, when my daughter came home from school last week with an assignment including questions asking for ...

Halloween Tips from a Five Year Old

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I am now year two into getting my annual mammograms and I have to tell you that each time I go through it I hold my breath, figuratively. As a mother of a young child, and only 42 years old, I ...

Breast Cancer Prevention and Mammograms

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With obesity on the rise for children and teens, it's completely understandable that parents are concerned about the health of their children. These five tips can help parents understand their ...

cbegun commented on rianne.hunter.7's post Your Children and Their Health: Five of The Best Ways to Help Your Kiddos

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Halloween and Harvest celebrations can be great events as long as parents take steps to guarantee safety. Kids will be out in droves. Special rules apply as about 41 million kids will be on the ...

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