Financial Planning Tips for Caregivers

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Worried mature couple using wireless technology By Mario Solitto Caregivers are often so focused on managing their parent’s health and financial needs that they don’t even think about their own future needs. Although your focus is on providing care for your loved one, it’s important to think about and prepare for your own future financial and caregiving needs. If you haven’t [&hellip
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Foods that Improve Your Fertility and Supercharge Your Sex Drive

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alt_healthy_Logo   By Alisa Vitti Hormones affect everything. Have you ever struggled with acne, oily hair, dandruff, dry skin, cramps, headaches, irritability, exhaustion, constipation, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, clotting, shedding hair, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, lowered sex drive, or bizarre food cravings and felt like your body was just irrational? It’s not, it’s hormonal. Yet [&hellip
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Mind-Body Training for Positive Thinking

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Nika Dearing   By Nika Dearing When we think of training, we might envision world-class athletes dedicating hours to perfecting their craft. We could look at it as a form of learning and re-learning until every aspect is understood and mastered. This is very much like the mind-body training we do during self-reflection and development. We must [&hellip
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Healthy Eating Tips for Pregnant Women

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iStock_000013189046Large copy By John Friia Once a woman discovers she is pregnant, everything changes, from what she can do to what she can eat. When it comes to dietary changes, the goal is to try to eat the types of food that are beneficial for your growing baby. With such a wide variety of foods to choose [&hellip
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Heart Disease, a Silent and Ignored Killer in Women

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iStock_000016115660Medium copy By John Friia The leading cause of death for women in the United States is heart disease, and many of the symptoms that signal heart attack in women are different from those experienced by males, sometimes resulting in a fatal self-misdiagnosis. According to the American Heart Association, 477,900 women died from a heart-related conditions in [&hellip
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New Treatments for Breast Cancer

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iStock_000016501839Medium copy   When attorney Barbara Gay found a lump on her breast, she went to her doctor for an evaluation and was referred to a surgeon to have a biopsy. It took a week before the results came in. “I remember he looked at me and said, ‘You have breast cancer,’ then he spun his stool [&hellip
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Medication or Talk Therapy?

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Pristiq_pills If you only have money for antidepressants or to visit a psychiatrist, which should you choose? By Joanna Fantozzi Living with depression in New York is not only life-consuming, but can also be a drain on your wallet. The cost of a month’s supply of Paxil, a common antidepressant, at the West 83rd Street Duane [&hellip
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Overcoming alcohol problems: The good news (and the bad)

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Bar Scene By David Gibbons The bad news is alcohol continues to be the most widely abused mood-altering, addictive drug in America, directly and indirectly responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs, crime and property damage—not to mention immeasurable lost productivity and personal devastation. Alcohol problems are widespread, and fewer addicts receive treatment in comparison [&hellip
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Kids, Stay Away From Sandboxes, Doctors Say

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Ask a New York City mom if she’s worried about the sandbox germs her child plays in, and you’re likely to get a “yes,” along with a story about a disease that got passed around in one. Type “sandbox safety” on a parents’ listserv and you’ll usually see comments from parents who forbid or try [&hellip
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