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May 22, 2017
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.
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.
May 19, 2017
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.
May 18, 2017
Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, writes this letter to share her enlightening, emotional journey raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) through Bike the US for MS.
May 17, 2017
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!
May 16, 2017
Learn how decluttering your home and space can improved physical and mental wellness. Let's call it mental spring cleaning.
May 15, 2017
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.
May 15, 2017
Finally, understand the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.
May 12, 2017
Many women experience meno-fog as they enter menopause. Here are 5 helpful ways to clear your mind.
May 11, 2017
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.