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i often see that women can't take the fact or rather accept the truth when men ditch them or leave them.they kind of feel that they don't in them anymore.they start feeling insecure about ...

dragonfly commented on Anonymous' post why cant women take it when a man leaves her?

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I tried this year, I really did. I amped up my Vitamin C intake through supplements, eating broccoli and strawberries, but still ended up with an annoying head cold. I also try very hard to take ...

Natural remedies for a head cold?

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My voice tends to sound gravelly or warbling when I'm tired or fatigued. Why is this? Is there anything I can do to prevent it on those nights when I get less than five or six hours of sleep?

Throaty When Tired?

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A friend of mine recently got a nasty case of what I would call ringworms on the back of her calf. She said she's had the same two lesions for about a year and can't recall how she got them. She ...

Does Anyone Know the Causes and Cures for Ringworms?

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We've all had the common cold and some of us even suffer from autoimmune disease, but did you know these were considered mysterious? Check out this multimedia presentation on mysterious ...

Mysterious Diseases -- Common and Obscure Conditions That Stump Scientists

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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 ...

A cure for depression?

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In a meeting last week, Steve Jobs, who's a survivor of pancreatic cancer, looks like he lost some weight, and his new gaunt appearance apparently has some people talking. Given his role in the ...

Steve Jobs Health and the Health of the Apple

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Have you ever given your doctor or specialist a gift to say thank you for the care or advice they've provided? How was it received? Should patients give gifts if they've already paid for ...

Have you ever given a health practioner a gift? Should you?

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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 ...

Emotions and Health

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I have a friend who is 21 years old, living in Los Angeles and looking for a doctor who specializes in endometriosis. Her case is pretty severe and she's in and out of the hospital pretty ...

Does anyone know of a great endometriosis doctor?

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Over the weekend, a friend of mine was talking about tonsil stones -- essentially a white build up on the tonsil that can lead to some pretty foul breath. She was saying she has removed hers with ...

Has Anyone Ever Heard of Tonsil Stones?

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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 ...

dragonfly commented on Optimist's post three-legged races are banned

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My mom is wonderful. A few years ago, when I was going through a difficult relationship, she gave me some helpful words of advice (author unknown) that I still carry with me to this day. The ...

dragonfly commented on Alison Beaver's post How to Let Go: Tips for Peace, Happiness and Healing in Relationships with Others and Yourself

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So, I found out about this term -- HSP or Highly Sensitive People a few days ago when I was chatting with a friend about her son heading off to Kindergarten. She said she was worried about how he ...

Understanding HSPs or Highly Sensitive People

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NPR has a great multimedia presentation on different countries and their approaches to healthcare. The presentation boasts a pretty cool tool that allows you to evaluate life expectancy based on ...

Health Care for All

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Does anyone have any recommendations for extreme tooth sensitivity? My dentist mentioned that I have pretty good dental health, and recommended tooth pastes for sensitive teeth. Tried two now, ...

dragonfly commented on magicpanic's post Any recommendations for extreme tooth sensitivity?

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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 ...

dragonfly commented on Veronica's post How to treat jellyfish sting and sand mites at the beach?

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Turns out Elizabeth Edwards, breast cancer patient advocate and wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, is behind a multi-million plan to push for universal health insurance. The ...

dragonfly commented on penny's post The Push for Universal Health Care

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This story out of India makes me wonder how old it too old for children? One of the twins was apparently conceived through in vitro ...

Never Too Old? Indian Woman, 72, Gives Birth to Twins

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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 ...

Has Anyone Found a Sunscreen That Really Works for Them?

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For the past few mornings, I've been working in a 45-minute walk before I head into work. I've dubbed this time "Big Dog Hour" because all my neighbors with dogs 100 pounds or more seem to be out ...

Making the Switch from Commuting to Cycling

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So, we've all heard of the superfoods -- foods packed with so much nutrition, you'd be foolish to reach past them and grab a handful of Doritos. And while most of us seem to have incorporated some ...

The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating

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Great piece written by a breast cancer survivor that discusses how stress can manifest itself physically especially in women. (Source: New York Times) The article was apparently inspired by a sign ...

Stress Test

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I just heard on NPR that yoga is trying to make its way into the 2020 Olympics! Some practitioners of Bikram yoga (the fast-paced yoga, where you sweat it out in a heated room) are creating a ...

dragonfly commented on Alison Beaver's post Yoga as a Competitive Sport...in the Olympics!

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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 ...

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

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Yesterday was National HIV Testing Day. Americans, especially between the ages of 13-64 are encouraged to get tested for HIV in an effort to have everyone ultimately tested for this disease that ...

dragonfly commented on Susan Cody's post HIV - Have you been tested?

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Great article out of the Wall Street Journal today that says more Americans are delaying health care because of costs. "About 20% of the respondents in a 2007 survey of 18,000 people said that ...

Have You Delayed Getting Proper Healthcare Because of Cost?

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Tina's post about depression being exacerbated by certain medications got me wondering about the so-called natural anti-depressants like Sam-e and St. John's Wart. Many doctors advice ...

dragonfly commented on Annefleur's post Have you taken 'natural' anti-depressants like SAM-e or St. John's Wart?

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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 ...

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

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First it was MRSA – known to the medical world as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that had outwitted modern medicine by creeping through hospitals and other healthcare settings, ...

Hypertension Now Outwitting Meds

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So, this was a new one to me Empathy Deficit Disorder or EDD. According to one psychologist, the condition is rampant among Americans. Douglas LaBier, Ph.D., director and founder of the ...

The Discovery of EDD or Empathy Deficit Disorder

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I know Empowher is all about health and wellness, both inside and out. And rightly so! But what happens when it's terminal? Unfortunately, not everyone or everything can be made better. ...

dragonfly commented on GauguinFan's post Should Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia be Legalized?

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Dr. Joseph Mercola, a well known and highly regarded MD in the Chicago area, has an Ezine that is worthwhile and provides current health information. I'm sure many of your already subscribe. ...

dragonfly commented on Kristin Mills CNHP's post Vitamin C about to become illegal in Canada..should we in the US be concerned?

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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 ...

dragonfly commented on Veronica's post Is it better to work standing up or sitting down most of the day?

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Here's a couple of tips from Harvard on how to keep your hands pain free. And let's face it, most of us don't think about them until they hurt... It’s a good idea to have an ergonomic ...

Tips for Pain-Free Hands

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A recent episode of the television show The Secret Lives of Women (seen on We TV @ www.wetv.com), highlighted women of different sizes. Some extremely tall or small and some extremely heavy. ...

dragonfly commented on Susan Cody's post Health Perspectives: Big Beautiful Women

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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 ...

Selfish Spouses -- 24 Ways to Tell

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Not sure if you caught this story about how the American Medical Association is smoking mad about the new Hulk movie where the hero's nemesis smokes cigars in nearly every scene of the ...

Are children really influenced by smoking in movies?

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A recent article in the New York Times said that the rate of deaths caused by prescription and other legal drugs (in Florida) was three times the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs ...

dragonfly commented on Alison Beaver's post Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse: An Epidemic?

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Princess Bubble duo Posted by highprincess on June 12, 2008 Susan Johnston & Kimberly Webb certainly get my vote for Princess of the week. Best friends and former flight attendants have ...

dragonfly commented on PrincessBubble's post Princess Bubble duo

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Hi, An FYI for all who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 15 years. By the time a Natuopath found out what I really had, Hypothyroidism, my adrenals ...

dragonfly commented on Laura's post Fibromyalgia misdiagnosis

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I am 15 years old and i made out with my boyfriend on top of me. we both had clothes on and no penitration was made. i am a virgin but i know he might of ejaculated. can i get pregnant?

dragonfly commented on retrorubie23's post can you get pregnant with clothes on.

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A court in Lille, France, annulled the marriage of a French Muslim couple at the request of the bridegroom when he discovered on their wedding night that his new bride wasn't the virgin she'd made ...

dragonfly commented on SexStarvedSingleGoddess' post Virginity saga in France -- it's just a hymen!!

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I came across this article on MSN.com: Cigarette sales in the United States have declined in recent years, but sales of non-cigarette tobacco products have risen and offset the decline in ...

dragonfly commented on samiam's post Sound Off: Swapping Cigarettes for Snuff

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There are many jokes about sex in marriage, usually with the punchline of "it's an oxymoron", especially if there the couple has children...who has the time and energy anymore?! Well, these ...

dragonfly commented on Alison Beaver's post Sex Marathon

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Here's a wonderful story of hope and what can be accomplished through modern medicine. This child's first “birth” was about six months into Keri McCartney’s pregnancy, when surgeons at Texas ...

Baby Born Twice -- Returned To Womb After Life-Saving Surgery

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Check out this fascinating article about sarcasm and how the ability to detect sarcasm develops in the brain ... Here's an excerpt ... "The smirking put-down that buries its barb by stating ...

The Science of Sarcasm (Not That You Care)

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There are many situations and occurrences in life that can test the strength of a family unit, including environmental factors, physical factors, mental factors, biological factors and social ...

dragonfly commented on CompleteCounseling's post What impact does depression have on your family?

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I have a friend who thinks she's dealing with a passive-agressive student in one of her classes. Does anyone know what 'qualifies' as passive aggressive bahavior and what she can do about it?

dragonfly commented on dragonfly's post What qualifies as passive aggressive behavior?