Category : Health

Sex Week: Help for Hot Flashes?

I have tried herb after herb and I still can’t find the right combination to get rid of my hot flashes. I’m desperate. Can you help?

It’s interesting how medicine has transformed a natural phase in the cycle of women’s bodies into a disorder. read more

Midwifery in the ’90s

Birth is natural

Nurse-midwives view birth as a natural, normal process that does not necessarily require medical intervention. For low-risk, healthy women, CNMs can offer some of the same services a physician can. read more

Healthy Eating for Life

How do we decide what is a healthy diet? Numerous inconsistent and contradictory nutritional health messages have left the general public confused and frustrated. Do we watch fat and not calories, fiber and fat, eat high protein or carbohydrates, or fast once a week? So many messages from so many apparently reliable sources have led many people to fad diets or to completely ignoring all dietary suggestions.

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Health of the Father

Fathers-to-be determine the sex of the unborn child in the fertilization process. Each sperm contains either an X or Y chromosome; female eggs contain only the X chromosome. The Y chromosome from the father produces a boy. Two X chromosomes, one from the mother and one from the father, produce a girl.

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The Honor of Fatherhood Post 3

Divorced non-custodial fathers often feel left out of the picture. They feel that because of the loss of their relationships, for whatever reason, with the children’s mother, they lose their relationship to their children. Most people start a family with the whole complete picture. Unfortunately, about half of all marriages do not make it these days. Large percentages of children live with one parent and have visitation with the other. read more

The Honor of Fatherhood Post 2

I teach the four Ls of parenting and fathering. The first L is Love. It is important that our children feel worthy of our love and feel that we truly love them. The second L is Like. Liking our children allows us to enjoy them as people. The third L is for Limits. Our job is to teach our children what they need to know to survive in this world. To that end, we must set limits for them. Consistent limits and consequences, not punishment, is a proven learning environment. The fourth and most powerful L is for Likeness. Our children will be a lot like us. Identification and imitation is how children learn who they are. read more

Diabetics Don’t Know Enough

Many diabetics are unaware of the causes and risks of heart disease, the most common complication and cause of death among diabetics.  A limited understanding of heart disease and other aspects of diabetes may prevent many from taking steps to lead healthier and more enjoyable lives.

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The Honor of Fatherhood Post 1

I remember sitting with a group of men. We had just watched a video about the men’s consciousness movement. We were to discuss our thoughts and feelings about being men in this society. Many of us did not know what to say. We had never really questioned it. read more

Social Security

Although we all spend a lot of time talking and thinking about Social Security, few of us know how the system works. It is a social insurance program that provides old-age benefit for retirees and their survivors, disability insurance for workers, and survivor benefits for dependents. It is called an “entitlement” because Congress has set eligibility requirements — age and years worked. read more

An Answer to the Health Policy Dilemma. Part 3

In fact, in 1996 the Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, legislation that made MSAs a legitimate tax-favored insurance product — if only on a limited, experimental basis. While Congress put a cap of 750,000 MSA policies into the law, to date something around 100,000 have been sold. So far, the MSA experiment has largely been a flop.

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