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Later in life pregnancies

I am happy being the mother of one. My husband and I are satisfied with our family size and neither of us is pining for another baby. Don't get me wrong - I do sometimes wonder what life would be like with a second child (and it usually scares me a bit). Also - at least in my mind - I think of myself as too old to have another baby.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 2, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

I haven't complained about running in awhile

I have not been running as regularly as I should. Every morning, I flip through the list of excuses of why I shouldn't run today:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 21, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments

Taking a moment to catch my breath

I took yoga in college, and I loved it. I felt that it was a great way for me to relax my body and my mind in the middle of a hectic workload. I learned how to stretch out my body, how to move for both relaxation and for energy and how to breathe.



It's funny how often I forget about that last…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 18, 2016 at 6:43am — No Comments

Questions You Must Ask Your Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation

Questions You Must Ask Your Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation…

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Added by Virginia Eastman on November 9, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Creams Vs. Pellet Therapy

Creams Vs. Pellet Therapy

Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as natural hormone therapy helps with the normal restoration of biochemical balance in our body. It does not aggravate your risk of any side effects or complications in the long term as is seen with synthetic hormonal formulas. Having said that, the benefits and efficiency of the BHRT depends largely on its…

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Added by Olivia Clark on November 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

How To Pick A Family Doctor

Selecting a primary care provider for your family is no easy task especially since it can trickle down into a matter of life and death if the wrong decision is taken. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind to ensure that you make the right choice.

Find out who’s ‘on the network’

Most,…

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Added by Zyana Morris on October 20, 2016 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Love now = love later on in life

It must have been a particularly bad dream.



My son doesn't have bad dreams very often, but this one was awful enough for him to leave his bed, make his way down the stairs and traverse through the dark all the way to our bedroom. I woke at the sound of our door opening. He wasn't crying, but I did let him…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 19, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Staying home when you are sick

I was trying to concentrate at work, when I heard it. A phlegmy cough. Then a pause. Then that cough again. Someone in my office was sick.



I admit to being guilty of this myself - going to work while sick. I have rationalized this because I think "it's just a cold," that I can "work through it" or that I…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 20, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

Saying good-bye to my fitbit

I'm not wearing my fitbit anymore.



A few months ago, my fitbit stopped recording my data. I was alarmed and upset as I tapped away at the screen only to stare into an empty, unlit space. After a long period of time on the charger, several internet searches and a pulled apart paperclip, I got it up and…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments

What We Must Learn from Japanese About Living A Long Life?

Staying and Working in Japan was an amazing experience for me. I stayed for a very long time in Nagoya and Tokyo. I learnt many interesting facts about healthy and happy lifestyle there.

It was very difficult for me to settle down at first as the cultural difference and the eating habits are tremendously different.…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on September 8, 2016 at 5:38am — 1 Comment

My son's sugar intake is affecting me

A few weeks ago, my son greeted me after work with this perfectly ordinary statement: "We had cotton candy today at camp!"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 2, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Long live Mom and Dad

My ears always perk up when I hear something getting linked to nature instead of nurture. (Science is cool.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

The eyes have it

My eye doctor's office texted me to say that it was time for my annual eye exam. And I immediately set up my appointment.



To put this in perspective, my dentist and my regular doctor have also both notified me for an appointment. But I haven't responded to them. (I will, just not right now.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 24, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments

Even babies need a bedtime

When my son was a baby he slept all the time. (Mostly while laying on me.) I remember having to wake him up to feed him and all the times he fell asleep while still breastfeeding. When I asked our doctor about all this, she asked some questions about family history and determined that everything was fine. She added that we were lucky because our son slept so well.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 16, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Getting back to a few good books

There is something odd about my life right now.



My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Iron Deficiency and What You Should Know

Iron deficiency was a HUGE problem for me before and during my pregnancy. So much so that I actually ended up needing iron infusions before delivery. It took several hours and a dose of steroids to stave off any potential reactions, but it was a complete game changer for me!



Although my fatigue still hung around, it was significantly lightened. My palpitations lessened, my bruises started clearing up within a few days, and I felt my appetite returning. And the ice craving and… Continue

Added by Jessica on August 8, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Find Eldercare that Speaks Your Language

Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…

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Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments

Tell me how tired you are

It's the morning and your alarm has just gone off - an angry buzzing sound breaking into that peaceful murky bliss. You hit the alarm with a surprising amount of force and sit up in bed.



The problem is that you feel like you haven't slept at all and you are still tired. No, not just tired. Bone tired, where…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 3, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

The height I once was

I am shrinking.



I take a bone supplement every day, try to walk more often to stretch out my stuffed-behind-a-desk-all-day body and even recently got a new mattress, and yet, I am shrinking.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on July 29, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments

Getting to bed on time

It's 7:30 pm. Let the battle begin.



Let's say (for fun) that I can somehow get my son upstairs to start his bedtime routine at 7:30 pm (without the stalling, last-minute things he absolutely "has" to tell me and without any whining). Let's just say that happened. What follows is a series of check-ins. Did…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

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