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Recognizing an eating disorder

May 30, 2017

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When we think of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia probably come to mind. But there are many other behaviors that qualify as eating disorders, including obsessive behavior about food and calories and compulsive exercise to burn calories. Some people are more prone to eating disorders than others. Here’s how to spot signs of a disorder and what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with food.


When drinking becomes a problem for women

May 22, 2017
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More women are binge drinking, and more are becoming addicted to alcohol. It can be scary to lose control of how much you drink, but starting a conversation with someone you trust can be the first step to getting help. And if you think a friend or loved one as a drinking problem, there are effective ways to express concern.

Swedish scholarships increase diversity among doulas

May 22, 2017

As the second-oldest child in a family of 10, Zeinaba Robele helped her mother bring many of her siblings into the world. Today she’s studying to become a doula with a Swedish Doula Diversity Scholarship aimed at increasing the number of doulas from underrepresented groups. Read about the scholarship program and three doulas-in-training.

Swedish helps women with doula services

May 19, 2017
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Doulas provide emotional and physical support for pregnant women, and studies show they make a difference. Women with doulas tend to have shorter labors and a better experience with labor and delivery in general. But not every mother-to-be can afford a doula. Now, Swedish is subsidizing the cost for women who qualify. Hear from one new mom who used the service.

Praising your kids: Striking the right balance

May 17, 2017
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A recent study found that overpraising a child can lead to greater narcissism. What constitutes overpraising? And what happens if you don’t praise a child enough? Here are some guidelines for praising kids. You also can reward them … but not with food!

Do timeouts help or hurt kids?

May 15, 2017
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Timeouts can be used to teach and discipline kids, but they aren’t effective when an angry parent imposes a timeout in the heat of the moment. Here are situations where timeouts can work, and how parents should model the behavior they want to see in a resistant child.

5 tips to reduce “meno-fog”

May 12, 2017
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Many women experience meno-fog as they enter menopause. Here are 5 helpful ways to clear your mind.

Combatting the common cold: What herbals work?

May 11, 2017
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As a family doctor, I'm always a bit frustrated that I can't offer much to patients with colds, at least in terms of Western allopathic medicines. So I decided to scour the literature again to see if any new research has shown benefits from herbals and supplements. The good news is, yes: There may actually be a couple of supplements that can help you get better quicker. Here’s what I found, and my advice.

14 unthinkable 'would you rather' questions for people with real allergies

May 11, 2017
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Flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming and birds are chirping. Spring is in the air – but when you’re someone with allergies, these signs of spring can also be a source of eye-itching, nasal-dripping anxiety. In honor of Allergy Awareness Month, grab your tissues and tell us how you would answer these allergy-related "would you rather" questions!

5 ways to help your pet live a long, healthy life

May 09, 2017
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In most homes, pets are considered family. Here are five tips aimed at keeping them healthy for better, longer lives.