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I was at the doctor's office today with my sick child and when the doc left the waiting room for a few minutes, another of my children said she had to go to the bathroom. We all left and went down ...

Cyndi commented on Susan Cody's post What peer pressure? Pressuring our OWN kids to be perfect.

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I have a friend whose libido actually increases during the summer, even though it's hot and humid and sex gets everything extra-sweaty. I'm the opposite -- I just want coolness, salads and ...

Does the summer heat affect your libido?

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I probably have about 50 pounds to lose, and I am in menopause. I am exercising at a gym about 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes at a time, and I am working on my food choices. I think I'm ...

Successful weight loss during menopause?

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I really want to figure out and take, on a continual basis, the supplements that are best for me on a long-term basis. I know that things like Fish Oil, Co-Q-10, vitamins and calcium are ...

Money is tight. Supplements are expensive. Which are the very most important?

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Since Heart Disease Is the Number One Killer Among women… What Four Things Do You Do To Protect Your Heart? I Exercise (3 days a week) Drink Red Wine(lol) Eat Right (I Try To Avoid Fried ...

Cyndi commented on kinnis' post What Do You Do To Protect Your Heart?

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I have a longtime friend dealing with something really tough -- the aftermath of an affair. She is struggling with whether the trust between a couple can truly ever be repaired after something ...

After an affair, did you forgive? Or leave?

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My niece is 12. On about three or four occasions over the last year or two, she has passed out or fainted. Once was on the softball field; once was at school; once or twice was at home. In each ...

When a child faints or passes out -- what could be the cause?

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Is there a most common age for suspecting autism in a child? How old should a child be before the lags I'm noticing should be considered as more than just normal developmental differences?

How young is too young to suspect autism?

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Many women are faced with juggling many tasks at once in life, whether we are raising a family, working, caring for a love one, procrastinating, or all of the above, we tend not to think of us ...

Cyndi commented on Coach Virginia's post Why is Self-Care important?

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I am hoping to have my baby without having an episiotomy but most everyone I know ends up having one. If anyone out there has thoughts on this could you talk about your experience either way? ...

Childbirth without episiotomy?

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Not to start a pity party or anything,... I'm actually going to be alone on Christmas. It had never occurred to me before that I'd ever be alone on Christmas Day, so it's got me thinking about ...

Cyndi commented on Kristin Davis' post Alone on Christmas?

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That sounds like a silly question, I know. I imagine you are thinking, "Well, when you can't hear, of course!" But I'm thinking that perhaps there are subtle degrees of hearing loss that we aren't ...

How do you know you need a hearing aid?

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Not to start a pity party or anything,... I'm actually going to be alone on Christmas. It had never occurred to me before that I'd ever be alone on Christmas Day, so it's got me thinking about ...

Cyndi commented on Kristin Davis' post Alone on Christmas?

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I had my spleen out as the result of a riding accident when I was young, and from time to time in my life I've been anemic as a result. The most recent episode was this week, when my doctor ...

Anemia and iron supplements

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If you have diabetes, you spend thousands of dollars more on your medical expenses each year than a person without the disease, according to a new study from a research institute in North ...

Diabetics pay more for health care

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It is amazing how much easier it is to gain weight than to lose it. And we all know that we didn't get overweight overnight, so we aren't going to be able to lose it overnight, either. But how do ...

Cyndi commented on Cyndi's post 75 or 100 pounds to lose?

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Remember that rhyme that begins with "Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace..."? Apparently, children born in the months just before winter are 30% more likely to ...

Cyndi commented on Susan Cody's post If you were born during the autumn season, you may be more susceptible to asthma

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It is amazing how much easier it is to gain weight than to lose it. And we all know that we didn't get overweight overnight, so we aren't going to be able to lose it overnight, either. But how do ...

75 or 100 pounds to lose?

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Each year, Time magazine selects an invention of the year, something that in its way was totally revolutionary. Last year, it was Apple's iPhone; the year before that it was YouTube. This year, ...

The $399 retail DNA test -- would you be interested?

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I'm on birth control and am in my mid 40s. I have had some of the mood swings associated with perimenopause, and occasional insomnia, but I'm not sure whether to attribute them to perimenopause ...

Cyndi commented on Cyndi's post How do you know if you're in perimenopause when you're on birth control?

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I'm on birth control and am in my mid 40s. I have had some of the mood swings associated with perimenopause, and occasional insomnia, but I'm not sure whether to attribute them to perimenopause ...

How do you know if you're in perimenopause when you're on birth control?

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I'm just wondering if anyone out there has ever tried acupuncture to help with their migraines? I sometimes get migraines 4 or 5 times a month. It is rare if I go 10 days without one. I have ...

Cyndi commented on Cyndi's post Acupuncture for migraines?

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I'm just wondering if anyone out there has ever tried acupuncture to help with their migraines? I sometimes get migraines 4 or 5 times a month. It is rare if I go 10 days without one. I have ...

Acupuncture for migraines?