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How to Know If You Are an Abusive Spouse

How to Know If You Are an Abusive Spouse

You may think that the way you treat or talk to your spouse is normal when in reality it is abusive. Sometimes, it is hard to tell if you are, as you may not have the level of insight necessary to figure this out. Or, you may think your behavior is “normal” because you grew up...

6 Ways You Really Probably Can’t Get Pregnant When Having Sex

6 Ways You Really Probably Can’t Get Pregnant When Having Sex

Full disclaimer: No day is totally off-limits when it comes to getting pregnant, but there are plenty of circumstances that make your chances extremely low. Here, OB/GYNs share the scenarios where you’re least likely to conceive. Most of us spend the better part of our fertile years actively trying not to get pregnant, so it’s always an...

How to Survive Relationship Stress During Quarantine

How to Survive Relationship Stress During Quarantine

Naomi (all names changed) told me, “I can’t stand being in the same room with him for one more minute! Before COVID we saw each other a little in the morning, and then not till dinner time. On the weekends we hung out with our kids, or friends, or went to movies or parties. Since...

Prenatal Depression May Affect Fetal Brain Development, Research Shows

Prenatal Depression May Affect Fetal Brain Development, Research Shows

Depression during pregnancy could change a developing fetus’ brain and increase the risk of depression later in life, according to a new study published in August in the Journal of Neuroscience.1 They found that fetuses of women with greater prenatal depression symptoms had weaker white matter connections between brain regions involved in emotional processing. These conclusions...

Boosting Your Brain With Exercise

Boosting Your Brain With Exercise

There’s nothing worse than settling in to get some work done and realizing you’ve got a major case of brain fog. In most cases, that’s the point when a quick cup of coffee comes in. But according to a recent study, you might be able to replace the caffeine with just two minutes of exercise to give your...

10 Foods You Should Eat Every Week to Lose Weight

10 Foods You Should Eat Every Week to Lose Weight

No single food has the power to melt the pounds, but there are plenty of healthy options that can support your weight loss efforts when included as part of a healthy diet. In addition to being delicious additions to meals and snacks, nearly all ten of these foods contain fiber or protein (or both!)—nutrients that...

What’s Vaginal Atrophy?

What’s Vaginal Atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls that may occur when your body has less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms. Because the condition causes both vaginal and urinary symptoms,...

Natural home remedies to get rid of nausea

Natural home remedies to get rid of nausea

Nausea refers to feelings of queasiness — often with the urge to vomit. Symptoms of nausea include sweating, a rush of saliva in the mouth, fatigue, and loss of appetite. While it’s often associated with acid reflux and over-eating, nausea can also occur during pregnancy, with motion sickness, or as a side effect of other medical disorders...

These 2 Exercises Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half

These 2 Exercises Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half

These two routines have been found to be fairly effective at warding off heart disease. By now, it’s no secret that regular exercise is key to boosting heart health. But for those looking to seriously reduce their heart disease risk, one workout combo, in particular, can pack double the punch—literally. Yoga and aerobic exercise are...

Is your teenager in an abusive relationship? Here are the warning signs

Is your teenager in an abusive relationship? Here are the warning signs

Violence can happen in teenage relationships, so make sure you know the signs and can help your child. Abuse in relationships – including those between teenagers – can happen to men and boys, but it’s much more likely to happen to women and girls. It also happens in same-sex relationships. Different types of abuse Physical...

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse and Bullying

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse and Bullying

Most people assume that if they were being verbally abused they would know about it. After all, verbal abuse often involves yelling, put-downs, name-calling, and belittling behaviors. But there is so much more to verbal abuse than people realize. In fact, some people are verbally abused on a regular basis without even recognizing that it’s...

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

If you have been considering starting or expanding your family, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely caused you to reevaluate your plans—or at least contemplate them again in a new light. Sure, many people are joking that with so many couples quarantining at home, there is likely to be a post-pandemic baby boom, but you may...

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