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Archive for March, 2012

What is Sciatica?

by on Mar.26, 2012, under Conditions and Diseases

Q.What is sciatica? What causes it, and how is it generally treated? Are there precautions you can take to keep it from occurring?

Mimi

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Shopping Stress Is a Real Health Risk for Many Men, Part 2

by on Mar.20, 2012, under Health

Indeed, the “National Business News” survey found that 31 percent of men wait until the week before Christmas to do their shopping, compared to 9 percent of women who do so. This procrastination can increase the stress of holiday shopping for men, Wilcox says. (continue reading…)

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Shopping Stress Is a Real Health Risk for Many Men, Part 1

by on Mar.20, 2012, under Health

We have a little holiday tradition in my family, one that’s been around for years. It’s very simple, actually.
Around Dec. 23 — usually not long after I’ve arrived at my parents’ house — my dad pulls me aside and asks, “What does your mother want for Christmas?” Never mind the fact that my dad has been married to and living with my mom for more than 30 years, or the fact that the holidays come around at the same time every year. (continue reading…)

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Ending Homework Nightmares

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Wellness

Homework is a nightmare at my home. My daughter constantly forgets to bring home the assignments and books she needs. How can I motivate her to do homework independently? (continue reading…)

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Diverticulitis & Colon Cancer. Part 2

by on Mar.07, 2012, under Cancer

People who’ve experienced one episode of diverticulitis face a 30 percent risk of future episodes. Generally, after two episodes of diverticulitis, doctors recommend patients undergo surgery to remove the affected segment of colon.

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Diverticulitis & Colon Cancer. Part 1

by on Mar.07, 2012, under Cancer

Q.I was diagnosed with diverticulitis two years ago, at age 24. I’ve heard this condition puts me at a higher risk of colon cancer. Is this true? How often should I be screened for colon troubles now, and with what kind of tests? (continue reading…)

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Children’s Art Unforgettable Gifts

by on Mar.01, 2012, under Entertainment

Looking for unique gifts for grandparents, teachers and friends? Children’s art is an ideal gift for all occasions. Here are a few suggestions.

Framed drawings and paintings
Some children like to give away paintings from their collection. Others prefer more personal renditions, such as memories of a picnic or roller-coaster ride shared with the recipient. Leave the choice of topic and media up to your child. Make sure the artist’s name, date and title appear with the drawing. As a finishing touch, mat or mount the artwork and frame it. (continue reading…)

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