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Access To Birth Control Is About Much More Than Controlling Birth

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and continue to take them is probably not what you're thinking.

How to Tell if Your Dog Really Loves You

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

As we sink into a world of cyber-friends and texting instead of talking, dogs and cats bring us back into old fashioned one-on-one, in-the-moment living.

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

Coping With Haywire Hormones and a House Full of Kids

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Looking forward to a stress-free summer? Good luck with that! Perimenopause and menopause is stressful enough, thank you very much. Having your kids home all summer long is stress squared.

Life After Gluten and Swedish Fish

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

By the time I made it to the kitchen, three chocolate chip cookies were making their way into my blood stream. Two more teaspoons of sugar disguised as cookies magically appeared in my hands when I sat back into the driver's seat.

Can Sexy Keep You Healthy?

Pamela Levin | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Stop at the magazine stand or turn on your TV and silently WITNESS! It seems like everything from liquor to automobiles to household products to a (we...

The Age At Which Men Officially Become Grumpy

Carol E Wyer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 2 about grumpiness (much to the chagrin of my husband who believes he is far more qualified to discuss the subject). The presenter was curious to discover at what age men become grumpy and if grumpiness is confined to older men.

Why There's Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Celibacy

Lori Lothian | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

Despite the societal thrust to make sure we are all having a rip-roaring sex life, sex and emotional well-being can be uncoupled -- they are not necessarily linked, as the cultural imperative would have us believe. Simply, the culture reveres sex and orgasms as if these two "gods" must be worshipped. What about the celebration of celibacy as an equally healthy option? I'd love to see sex therapy include celibacy on the menu of choices for a couple instead of diagnosing a non-sexually active couple as needing a remedy.

A Lesson From My Grandma In The Miracle Of Life

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

Sometime during that first week of the new year, as I thought very deeply about my grandmother's influence on my life, knowing her light was fading, I began to feel sick and very, very tired.

The Peterson Farm Bros' Beef With Chipotle (Part 3): The Definition Of A Humanely Raised Animal

Greg Peterson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Food
Greg Peterson

Any true livestock farmer will tell you that in order to make a profit in the livestock industry, you must treat your animals well. This is especially important in today's livestock economy, as higher buying costs and higher feed costs have allowed for a very thin margin of profit. If our animals are not treated with care, not kept healthy, and not kept comfortable, our slim, marginal chance of being a successful livestock farmer is absolutely destroyed.

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate's Hormone Treatments

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medi...

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Perhaps no transgender issue brings out more anger than the idea of transgender women competing in athletics. This was evident again when a female transgender CrossFit athlete was told, in writing, by the CrossFit governing body that she cannot compete as a woman.

Afraid Of My Own Crazy

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

All my self-improvement stuff has made me become a really genuinely happy person. I'm no longer afraid of my crazy.

The Hormone That's Hurting Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over the last few years, cortisol has been blamed for a surplus of health problems, including depression, weight gain...

Owning This 'Thing' They Call Menopause and Making it Your B*tch

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Lisa Jey Davis

I recently wrote a book that's now titled Orchids-The New Black: How to Get Over Your Ovaries and Make the Change of Life Your Bitch. You could say I ...

Study Finds Hormones' Surprising Affect On The Markets

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business

* Stress may be under-recognised cause of market instability * Findings are from field and lab studies of cortisol levels ...

Concerns I Have on Feeding My Family

Nicole Patterson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Good News
Nicole Patterson

I am deeply concerned on what I am feeding my Farmer and myself. Is the food that we eat really healthy for us? Will it be healthy for our kids? I have concerns about my food, just like you.

Changes in Modern Medicine: What Can We Expect?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

There are many modalities to healing. Combining experience and knowledge, gut instinct, lifestyle and, most importantly, the individuality of each patient will help counter medical reversals and better our health.

Why the USDA's Decision Could Be Bad for Our Kids' Health

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

We must protest the USDA decision to expand meat consumption in schools. It is in youth that one develops eating habits and we dare not set our children off on a path toward uninformed consumption, disease and worse.

'Hormone Disruptors' -- Not Just for Menopausal Mommas

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Many see "hormone disruptors" and think that they only matter to "...

Fear of Injection

Betsy Boyd | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Betsy Boyd

On the way home, I remind myself how all of this endless drug-taking and clinical prodding are my privileged choice, my elected First World problem. This thought is mature.

Women Over 50 and Our Monumental Discovery of Our Pact with the Devil

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

In order for women to have the parts and hormones necessary to partake in the great privilege of giving birth, women have unknowingly made a secret pact with the devil.

Statins for Women? Not for My Patients

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

All told, we have here an unsafe, unnecessary product that will now be recommended to healthy people to make them sicker, all when simple, health-fortifying lifestyle changes have been proven to be effective and globally transformative in ways no pill could ever hope to be.