Pregnant Women & Antidepressants: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

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Commonly-prescribed SSRI antidepressants should be given to pregnant women with "great caution" because the drugs could raise risk for miscarriage, premature birth and health problems in both mom and a newborn baby, a new study concludes. For the study, published in the Oct. 31 issue of Human Reproduction, researchers from several Boston-area hospitals reviewed previously … [Read more...]

Tips On Ending on Winter Dryness

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Boots? Check! Parka? Check! Insulated gloves? Check! Those of us living in cold climates have a mental checklist we run through to protect our bodies before stepping outside in winter. Yet the season brings challenges in mild zones as well. Humidity drops in wintertime, and the heating systems of our homes and workplaces suck up what little moisture is in the air. You can … [Read more...]

Shea Body Butter: The Ideal All-Over Body Moisturizer

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Over time, skin loses its natural moisture and this loss of moisture often results in rough, dry and scaly skin. The environment, weather, bad habits and even household chores all have profound effects on the skin and because it is impossible not to get exposed to any of these elements, the most that any woman can do is to protect her skin and help it regain the moisture it had … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks For Aging

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Although magazine covers and "miracle" cosmetics packages all proclaim the anti-aging secrets they contain, as long as we wake up each morning, getting older is an unstoppable fact. Perhaps a better and more attainable goal than "anti-aging" is "healthy aging"—giving our bodies and spirits what they need to reduce the risks of physical or mental decline as our 30s become our … [Read more...]

How Many ‘Cups Of Water’ (C.O.W.’s) Are You Drinking A Day?

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Have you ever asked yourself how many 'Cups Of Water (C.O.W.'s) you drank in one day?  I did and was surprised to realize that I was definitely not drinking enough water.  In our efforts to get healthy one thing many of us forget to do is drink WATER, good old fashioned H20! Whether you're a plus size woman or not, we are composed of about 75 % water it is not only necessary … [Read more...]