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Warning Signs of Postpartum Depression

A woman’s body changes dramatically during pregnancy and following the birth of a baby. Nearly all women experience some of the symptoms of postpartum depression such as a loss of sexual interest, weight fluctuation, appetite changes, sleep deprivation, physical exhaustion, and feelings of worthlessness and despair. Postpartum depression can range …

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Listen to the Body

I’ve learned over the years that I can get helpful information from my body at any time. I simply have to give it time and space to speak to me. And I have to listen. But how, in practical terms, is this done? Two of the first and most fundamental …

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Symptoms and Treatment of Wrist Sprains

One of the most common injuries sustained from a fall is a wrist injury, usually a wrist sprain. When falling, most people reflexively extend their arms to brace against impact, resulting in the wrists absorbing the force of the fall. A clinical examination that includes x-rays is the best way …

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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins (varicosities) is a condition characterized by dilated, tortuous, and elongated veins. They´re most apparent in the legs, although they can appear on other areas of the body. Varicose veins appear as bulge, winding vessels in the outer surface of the skin, and they´re most common in women than …

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Introduction to the Tens Unit

Why Do We Have Pain? Pain is the body’s warning system. It alerts us to injury or illness. When the body is functioning normally, pain serves as a vital warning sign when something is not right. Without pain a person would not know when to get away from danger or …

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Vegetative State Terry Schiavo Ethical Values

The definition of Persistent vegetative stateis someone who has sever brain damage from a coma who progressed into a wakeful state without being completely functional. The diagnoses comes after a year of continuously being in this state of somewhat consciousness. When a doctor diagnoses a patient with PVS, it does …

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How to make plain water taste better

Water is the healthiest drink there is. It is recommended to people, regardless of their health, gender or age. People tend to lose weight when they drink adequate amounts of water. Yet, many people are addicted to hard drinks, such as whiskey and beer. Moreover, many people are also addicted …

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