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Monday, December 22, 2014

Bigger Babies, Smarter Babies? Part 2

Posted by William on October 5, 2012

The controversial findings of the longitudinal, population based, birth cohort study were published last January in the British Medical Journal. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Bigger Babies, Smarter Babies? Part 1

Posted by William on October 4, 2012

Pregnancy is a time of unparalleled growth, when the curves of a woman’s figure become exaggerated, and her womb expands several times its normal size to make room for the life taking shape inside. While some women barely tip the scales over the course of nine months, others lug around dozens of extra pounds, and some nearly double their pre-pregnancy weight. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Grieving for Mother. Part 1

Posted by William on June 7, 2012

“My children are having a difficult time with their lives, and I cannot seem to move on. When does the pain and anger go away?”

My mother was 53 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It seemed unreal to us. She had never smoked or had any of the typical reasons one would associate with breast cancer. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Menopause at Work

Posted by William on March 29, 2012

Menopause can be a real problem for working women. Hot flashes, mood changes and other symptoms make it harder to work, and work may make your
symptoms worse! WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Faces of Breast Cancer Musa Mayer. Part 2

Posted by William on January 26, 2012

 A Complex Disease
“Another message we keep getting from the media is that if you find it early there is 97 percent survival rate. That message is intended not to frighten women. But the reality is that breast cancer is far more complex than that,” Mayer emphasized.

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Faces of Breast Cancer Musa Mayer. Part 1

Posted by William on

For a full year, Musa Mayer, a wife, mother, author and patient advocate, went about her life knowing she had a mass of substantial size in one breast. She knew the lesion was there because she could feel it. And it haunted her.

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Staying Fit During Pregnancy

Posted by William on December 2, 2011

Long gone are the days when becoming pregnant dictated that a woman prop up her feet for nine months and wait with ever-growing dismay as the pounds pile up, her ankles swell and her self-esteem plummets to an all-time low.

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Should I Stop HRT?

Posted by William on November 22, 2011

Q.I will complete five years of being on HRT in the year 2000. I am 59 years old and happy enough to continue with regular menstrual cycles as of now. However, my gynecologist says I must stop the use of HRT on completion of five years. What’s the reasoning for this? Are there other views on this matter? WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Week 12

Posted by William on September 6, 2011

In your 12th week of pregnancy, your fetus is 10 weeks old.

The fetus is about 60 millimeters long, or nearly 2 1/2 inches. He or she weighs roughly 0.4 ounce, or approximately 11 grams.

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Making the Transition

Posted by William on December 21, 2010

Most experts recommend that new mothers stay home for at least two months after the baby is born. If possible, three to six months or longer is even better. But whenever the time comes for mom to return to work, remember that practice and preparation will make the transition a lot easier. It’s important that working moms are comfortable with their breast pumps, and babies with their bottles or cups (depending on how old the baby is), before mom goes back to work.

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