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[PURPLE_TEXT_BOLD {What you've heard:}] Even if you can't fall asleep, stay in bed. [PURPLE_TEXT_BOLD {The truth:}] Lying awake in the dark while...
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What you've heard: "You should only weigh yourself once a week." The truth: Whether you're trying to lose or maintain, you'll be more successful...
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We're not saying it's easy to cure a chronic yeast infection. While as many as 40 percent of women have recurrent infections, the causes aren't...
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In days B.C. (Before Child), you cooked. You prepared balanced dinners. Your meals may not have been Martha-caliber, but hey, they were always edible...
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After Eli started hurling things off his high chair at startling speeds, I bought a dish set made of some special indestructible material. Needless...
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The #1 rule: Make it fun. Emulate your child  -- run around for a few minutes, then collapse in a heap, rest, and do something else you feel...
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You know drinking coffee or watching TV crime shows before bed can wreck your sleep, but have you heard about these other habits that can keep you...
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If you've been feeling listless for weeks, you may be tempted to blame it on the pressures of parenting. But you could be ignoring something more...
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Is my baby eating enough? Why is she crying? With so many sources of stress, it's no wonder recent research suggests that postpartum anxiety is...
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Your daughter scarfs down peanut butter sandwiches on weekends, but the ones she totes to school come home uneaten. Your son adores snacking on baby...
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Is toddler tumbling the only social event on your calendar? If so, a moms-only club may be just what you need to recharge. "I love being with other...
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It's easy to let exercise slide when you have kids. There are so many other things to do, after all  -- and who has the energy? Well, kids...
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An illness-by-illness guide
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Is toddler tumbling the only social event on your calendar? If so, a moms-only club may be just what you need to recharge. "I love being with other...
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If I were to add up all the minutes I spend talking with patients' parents about different topics, there's no doubt which one would win: feeding....
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Chances are, you don't give your blood pressure a second's thought. But while most people don't develop hypertension  -- a significant risk...
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It's a fact of gender  -- your knees are vulnerable to injury. A woman's hips are wider proportionally than a man's, meaning her thighbone...
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We all dream about things that might make life more enjoyable and relaxed  -- whether it's taking a three-week vacation to Hawaii, hiring a...
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Fitness pro Kathy Smith looks toned, together, serene. But Smith, fitness book author and exercise-video star, is also the mother of two young...
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You expected to be concerned about your baby. But if some of your worries seem pretty odd, you're not alone. Here's how to ease your mind
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If you're toting a baby or toddler for much of the day  -- or if you sit at a desk for hours at a time  -- it's easy to get in a...
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Herbs are flying off the shelves, but when it comes to treating your children, beware: Most remedies have not undergone scientific studies. Their...
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The lifting part of bringing up baby  -- from carting an infant around to picking up a toddler, stroller, and toys  -- can do a...
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Many people these days are singing the praises of protein: Eat more for energy! Eat it to lose weight! But in fact, most of us already consume too...
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Potassium sorbate. Propionic acid. Ingredient lists often read like the answers to a high school chemistry exam. Should you be concerned?An...

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