| Posted On Feb 26, 2013 | By:

A “Regular Cycle:” It’s All Relative

Talking about irregular periods first requires establishing what is and is not “regular.” When asked how long a woman’s menstrual cycle should be, most people would answer 28 days. But that’s just an average – very few women have 28 day cycles, and fewer still have 28-day cycles every single month, time and time again.

For most women, cycles run anywhere from 21 to 34 days, so defining regularity needs to be defined in terms of what is right for you.

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| Posted On Feb 19, 2013 | By:

Become a Health Detective: Using the Internet Wisely

On a typical day, millions of people type “back pain,” “migraine,” or some other troubling symptom into an Internet search engine. Almost 60% of Americans searched for health information online last year.  Are you one of them? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed at the amount of information that is on the Web? In this age of instant communication, we are bombarded with “facts” (which may or may not be accurate), as well as opinions and suggestions (which may or may not be helpful),

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| Posted On Feb 15, 2013 | By:

A Mid-Winter Clean Eating Challenge

The middle of winter is a perfect time to do some deep cleaning, not just for your home, but also for your body.  We’re in limbo between the craziness and overindulgence of the holidays and the relaxed, more carefree days of spring.  This is a perfect time to clean the junk out of your pantry, refrigerator, and your body, and give yourself a healthier start for spring.

I’m not talking about a celebrity endorsed detox diet,

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| Posted On Feb 12, 2013 | By:

Important Diagnostic Changes on the Horizon: Autism and Asperger Syndrome

If your child has been diagnosed with Autistic Disorder (Autism), Pervasive Developmental Disorder “Not Otherwise Specified”(PDD-NOS) or Asperger Syndrome, some important changes are on the way that may affect the services your child receives.

This May, the American Psychiatric Association will release a new version of the DSM­—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual—that will change the way what are now called Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) such as Autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger Syndrome are diagnosed ,

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| Posted On Feb 07, 2013 | By:

Feeding Your Toddler with Success (and Good Stuff, too!)

Do you ever feel like the probability of getting your toddler to do algebra is greater than getting her to eat the green beans on her plate? If you answered “yes!” you are not alone. The toddler years can be very challenging.  After all, it’s a time when your little one’s emotional development is a constant game of tug- of-war between the need to feel safe and protected by you and the desire to exert her independence and show you just what she can do on her own.

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