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The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

2016-06-15 11:15

Do you know what a food allergy is? Probably so. What about food intolerance or food sensitivity? You generally understand that as well. Now, how about explaining the differences between the three? That's where things start getting confusing. Dr. Chad Larson gets questions about the differences between these three health issues often enough that he decided he might as well put something in writing to help people differentiate.

By Dr. Chad Larson

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4 things to know about ultrasounds

2016-02-12 00:46

For parents expecting their first child, an ultrasound is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy. It gives you the opportunity to see your child’s heartbeat and movement. However, it can also cause anxiety and concern if you do not know what to expect. Before you get an ultrasound, you may want to consider the following points.

What is the purpose of an ultrasound?

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One Exercise All Women Need To Do and Why

2016-01-18 09:19

My research has convinced me that there is one exercise all women need to do, starting right now. This exercise is so easy, you can do it just about anywhere, at anytime. In fact, I’m doing it while I’m keyboarding this article.

You may have guessed that the exercise all women need to do is Kegels, but simply guessing the right answer isn’t good enough. Women need to do Kegel exercises and practice them every day.

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You Will Be Surprised To Learn The Percentage of Polled Women Who Are "Body Positive"

2016-01-04 10:59

Today, Yahoo Health launched Body-Peace Resolution, a month-long initiative to motivate you to pursue wellness goals that aren’t vanity-driven - and therefore, destined for failure - but that strive for more meaningful outcomes, such as physical strength, mental fitness, nutritional nirvana and self-acceptance - true and total body peace.

To kick-off the campaign, Yahoo Health released a new study that reveals the shocking realities of male/female body perception, and body image issues across adults and teen. Highlights include:

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Options

2015-09-13 11:26

For women who suffer with a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), it’s important to know the available treatment options, both conventional and alternative. Awareness of a variety of treatment approaches gives women an opportunity to make an informed decision.

Approximately 3 to 8 percent of menstruating women experience PMDD, which is characterized by physical and psychological symptoms that occur during the days before the menstrual period.

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Vaginal Labiaplasty On the Rise

2015-03-12 14:07

Vaginal labiaplasty, sometimes referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, is one of the fastest growing procedures on the plastic surgery circuit. What is the latest on labiaplasty and why are more and more women choosing it?

A labiaplasty is a broad term for a variety of techniques used to remove excess labial skin (labia minora) for aesthetic and/or functional reasons.

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Common Chemicals May Cause Earlier Menopause

2015-01-29 15:15

Common chemicals found in shampoos, cosmetics, plastics, flooring, cars, food, and the environment may be causing women to experience an earlier menopause than normal. When these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are present at high levels, they can interfere with the normal production and activity of hormones in the body and result in additional health problems as well.

Scientists have been aware for some time that common chemicals capable of disrupting hormone levels are associated with various cancers, metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications,

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3 Yeast Infection Mimics That Could Fool You

2014-08-03 10:08

According to a recent issue of Dr. Oz—the Good Life, Oz-writer Dana Hudepohl tells readers that research has shown that up to two-thirds of women who buy OTC yeast infection treatment products at the local drugstore actually have something else going on “down there” rather than a yeast infection.

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Women need more counseling from obstetricians on environmental toxins

2014-07-01 02:15

Environmental toxins often have the power to tragically undermine the reproductive health of women. These toxins are all around us. Women need to be reminded about this problem and encouraged to attempt to do something about it. Yet, it appears obstetricians often let their patients down by failing to take the time to counsel them about environmental toxins.

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