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Letting Our Shadows Out of the Closet

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 8, 2013

Mental health.

We make an appointment every year with their G.P. to check out their physical health and reluctantly arrange for a dental check up but why don’t we also have a professional mental health check up?

After reading these two words, some people might laugh off the implication that there is anything wrong with them, others might nervously skim the rest of this post. This question is far from ridiculous, though. Have you taken a good look around lately? What do you see and hear?

The modern society is stressful because people are anxious about the economy and job... (more)

Tags: health, therapy, mental illness, shadows, counselling

Hey World It's STD Awareness Month Do You Know Your Status?

By Kelly Young, published on Apr 9, 2013

...is the most common STD with the CDC reporting that within a normal women's lifetime there is an 80% chance that they will contract HPV. Some of which can be high risk cases that are the main cause of cervical cancer. Chlamydia is the second most common STD in the U.S. according to the CDC.

In order to curb the growing rates the CDC recommends better education and screening for everyone. You can check with your local health department for free and low cost testing in your area. Planned Parenthood, Your STD Help and the CDC offer places across the country to get tested as well.

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Tags: health, std, hpv, april, sti, teens

An Important Way to Save Your Baby's Life

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 3, 2013

The video that I included in this blog is one of the most important videos that I ever saw. Each year, hundreds, if not thousands of infants and toddlers drown in swimming pools, lakes, ponds, and other bodies of water. The simple technique that you will see is an incredible method that has proven to have saved hundreds of children in the past few years. It is astonishing. I have never seen anything like it and never would have thought that an infant could be taught to stay on his back, floating and breathing for so long.

As a father of two boys (now young men), when I watched... (more)

Tags: health, children, infant, baby, toddler, childproofing, drownproofing

Take fiber or suffer the consequences

By Lartinos, published on Mar 15, 2013

Many people have heard that fiber is good for you, but why exactly is fiber so good for dieting and overall health? Studies have shown fiber decreases body weight, can possibly extend life expectancy, and may even increase muscle mass. Fiber also helps regulate our bowel movements as well; That means it will help you whether you are either constipated or suffering from diarrhea, something that everyone must deal with at some point. Just knowing the benefits of fiber does not fix the problem of having a shortage of this important nutrient, we must plan ahead or there is an excellent... (more)

Tags: health, exercise, questions, weight loss, help, diet, fat, protein, carbs, calories, fiber

'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education – The Oxymoron

By Alethea, published on Feb 28, 2013

...the studies, and suppressed the dissemination of scientifically reputable sex education information.

So if abstinence-only programs work, then what is the big deal?

Well, they don't. Studies put out by the Cochrane Collaboration and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered the following:

Abstinence-only programs have not been found to show any enduring effects on teens' sexual behaviors.

Abstinence-only participants had just as many sexual partners as non-participants.

Measures of success in these programs are based on a... (more)

Tags: education, sex, health, pregnancy, school, teen, sexuality, hiv, safe sex, abstinence, abstinence only, sex education

The Ministry of Fear

By Anastasia , published on Feb 19, 2013

...case of Stafford Hospital, a place where hundreds of patients are now thought to have died needlessly as a result of mismanagement, negligence and incompetence. Mismanagement, negligence and incompetence seem to have become the three wicked fairies haunting the state-funded British National Health Service. The scandal caused by their malevolent magic is now all but impossible to disguise.

The attempt has been made, though. The rot here goes high; it goes high as Sir David Nicholson, the former communist who is now Chief Executive of the National Health Service. The week before... (more)

Tags: medicine, health, state medicine, the national health service, british health care provision

The Reality of Living with Menopause

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 27, 2012

...the same person is, well, far from easy without sounding crazy! Some days we benefit from the company of loved ones, and on other days it is a great irritation—a real struggle to keep from screaming out to be left alone, as you desperately seek solitude.

The drive to work-out and eat healthy is one-week-on and two-weeks-off. I lose ground just when I think I am making progress.

So the battle to get fit and healthy rages on!

For some of us, our bad days far outweigh our good days. For me, I often see my life as being over—as if my days were numbered—not much to... (more)

Tags: health, life, menopause, menopausal reality

Life Under the Influence of Menopause

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 21, 2012

This menopausal post is written with a great number of Italicized words and EXCLAMATIONS, both known to be seriously harmful to the eyes!!! You have been warned!!!!

So what annoys me to no-end? Actually, since becoming menopausal, what doesn’t!!! From the moment I get out of bed…NO! From the moment I step outside my house…NO!! From the moment I get in the car and am on the road, mingling with other drivers, I am like a woman on a mission!!! Not that that is what I was thinking I would do when I got up that morning. Stuff happens!!!

Basically; don’t get in my way! Don’t cut in... (more)

Tags: humor, health, life, pet peeves, menopause

Body Snatched by Menopause and Feeding the Beast Within

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 19, 2012

...nothing-to-worry-about childhood days to tempestuous adolescence.

The teenage wonder years were overrated!

Somewhere in our 30’s we begin perimenopause, lasting about 10-15 years before the onset of menopause, and evidenced by physical changes in our monthly cycle and mental health symptoms.

I did lots of crying then, believing it was the end of my life as I knew it!

I made it to my 40’s, and for some reason I wasn’t bothered by much of anything then. But then I met head-on with menopause in my 50’s, and I was only too glad to have left those... (more)

Tags: health, menopause, women's changes, mood swings

I'm No Expert...But

By DKIdea, published on Nov 12, 2012

...a friend one day and she asked me to support “The Walk” months later...and got angry with me when I wouldn’t. Really? I just couldn’t...I know too much now.

I’m no expert but it seems to me that this has all gone on long enough and the people need to take back control of their health from those that value money over life. I don’t need to be a doctor or hold any type of degree to understand the concept of common sense. It’s simple really...put millions of people out of work, so that millions more can live to enjoy life with those that love them. I don’t normally... (more)

Tags: medicine, health, business, cancer, society, lifestyle, alternative medicine, disease, cures

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