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With near predictability I sneeze following the intake of mint whether it's gum, a breath mint, Listerine breath strips, or something else. I've now come to refer to these items as Sneezey Treats. ...

Does anyone else sneeze after eating mints?

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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, ...

Do You Perform Your Monthly Breast Self Exam?

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Deep-vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in your legs. A complication of DVT, pulmonary embolism, (PE) occurs when a fragment of a blood clot breaks loose from ...

Deep-Vein Thrombosis and PE: Why Women Are At Risk

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A survey of 3000 women by Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal, two of the nation's leading media companies revealed that three in ten women in committed relationships say they would chose a ...

What is better for stress relief?

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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, ...

Any recommendations for extreme tooth sensitivity?

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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 ...

magicpanic commented on dragonfly's post Never Too Old? Indian Woman, 72, Gives Birth to Twins

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When most of us think about our Founding Founders, astute politicians probably come to mind. But five of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were physicians: Benjamin Rush, served ...

The Five Founding Doctors -- Physicians Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

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The firestorm that erupted last month over Ricki Lake choosing homebirthing and the AMA's subsequent statement about how it feels hospital births are safer got me thinking. Should women have ...

Homebirthing -- Do you think it's a safe option?

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For years, I've had blood pressure that usually hovers in the area of 98/68. I'm not on any medications and exercise five days a week. A relative said that may be a sign of a thyroid condition. Is ...

Can your blood pressure be too low? How do you know?

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Cautionary tale about food safety. Excellent reminder. One interesting point from the article is that half of the fridges aren't cold enough between 32 and 40 degrees -- to keep bacteria from ...

Barbecues, backyards and bacteria, oh my -- How microbes linger on summertime foods

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Today's top story about a group of teens who allegedly made a pact to get pregnant reminds me of a few headlines I've seen recently. They read "10 is the new 15" and such. Do you think children ...

Are Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

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With all the talk about tomatoes, wanted to pass along a few tips on how to avoid becoming sick with Salmonella. CHECK YOUR TOMATOES The Food and Drug Administration is advising people ...

Save Yourself From Salmonella -- Tips on Tomatoes

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So, here's another reason to stay out of debt. According to an AOL-AP poll, people who have high stress debt suffer a slew of health maladies. Check them out: _27 percent had ulcers or ...

Debt Causes Ulcers, Headaches, Depression

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So, I saw this article today about a 70-year-old mother who is caring for a 3-year-old child. I think it's great as long as she's made provisions in the event of her passing. I can understand why ...

How Old Is Too Old for Motherhood?

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I see a lot of the commercials about treating cervical cancer and the HPV virus. I'd like to know more about the tests and treatment. What's involved?

Can you tell me more about HPV? What type of test do I need to take?

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Has anyone heard about this wacky berry that makes sweetens sour foods? Check out the New York Times article here. According to the article this tiny fruit helped a large group reach its own ...

A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue

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Has anyone heard of drinking lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper as a way to jump start metabolism? I've heard many stories about celebrity weight loss on this 'cleansing' program. Guess ...

Lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper? As a drink?

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Has anyone heard of this organization -- http://www.fundastache.org/ where men grow facial hair for a good cause. As the founder, Jay Higgins said "The best analogy, I think, is Lance Armtrong's ...

Men Bring Back the 'Stache' For a Good Cause

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Here's an interesting blog from the Dallas Morning News that states women care more about weight than breast cancer. Such are the just-released findings of a nationwide survey of 3,000 women ...

What are women more concerned about, breast cancer or weight?

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On Monday, google began testing its much ballyhooed health records program. It's not exactly a new idea as Microsoft launched a similar program called HealthVault late last year. Proponents argue ...

magicpanic commented on Tina Tran's post What's Your Take on Google Health and Health Vault?

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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 ...

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

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Just read this article about male menopause and it got me thinking about the men in my life. Are they going through 'male menopause'? Is your ...

Do You Think Your Husband Has Male Menopause?

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Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, is the founder and Medical Director of HER Place®: Health Enhancement and Renewal for Women, Inc.®, whose programs examine and evaluate the hormone changes that affect ...

Dr. Elizabeth Vliet Featured on Blog Talk Radio!

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I read a story this morning about how mental health treatments have come a long way. While treatments may have come along way, do you think the stigma associated with mental illness has subsided? ...

Do you think mental health issues still come with stigmas?

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I'm wondering about medical marijuana and the complications it can give patients waiting for transplants. Doctors believe that medical marijuana may relieve pain, and increase appetite, amongst ...

magicpanic commented on Annefleur's post What are your thoughts about Medical Marijuana? And the dangers?

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I just want to update you all on my weight training progress since my recent post about my "skinny obesity" issue. Here's what I posted three weeks ago: I was at the Y and they were ...

magicpanic commented on Kristin Davis' post My "skinny obese" update

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Hi I am wondering if you all have living wills (advanced directives)? These are specific and enforceable instructions on what to do if you get seriously ill and are unable to tell family or ...

magicpanic commented on Annefleur's post Do all you women out there have a Living Will?

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I am pregnant and experiencing pain in my bellybutton. My doctor said I have a bellybutton hernia?? I have never heard of this. Has anyone experienced this before?

Pregnant with a bellybutton hernia?