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SMOKING: Women who smoked or had been exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke were more likely to have infertility and reached menopause before 50 years old, reported by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).  The analysis consisted of more than 93,000 women from 50-79 years old, from 1993-1998. The researchers believe their result showed how…

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Last weekend, one of the last weekends of 2015, was very hectic. By Sunday night, I realized how we didn’t have any dinner at home for three days!  On Saturday, I attended a close friend’s 25th wedding anniversary in Reston, Virginia, while my husband and son went out with his family to a holiday dinner.…

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We are aware that addiction to nicotine is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. Let’s say you’re a smoker and you’d like to quit or someone important to you is in that position. Consider the information included here. It’s not unusual for smokers to make 3 or more attempts to quit before they are…

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Twenty-five years ago when I started practicing ObGyn, I had to use my creativity to calm down the children who came with their mothers for their office visits.  Some of them would have been perfectly cast for the characters in Maurice Sendak’s children’s book “ Where the Wild Things Are.”  The wild things were in…

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It sweeps in quietly & softly at first, or jolts like an electric arc. Its grip tightens and very soon, it’s almost all you can think about. How to loosen its hold, how to escape…Patients describing their fears are intensely descriptive about fear’s overwhelming grip. Families come in describing not only their own familial struggles,…

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