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What is Postpartum and Perinatal Depression?

Most of us have heard of postpartum (after delivery) depression, but mood disorders can occur at any phase of a pregnancy. Perinatal refers to the time both before and after the baby’s birth. This kind of depression is different from the more common weepy exhaustion that many new mothers feel the first few days after giving birth, when their hormones are shifting rapidly, and their sleep is interrupted by caring for the baby. 
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What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?  

When zipping up our favorite jeans becomes impossible and suddenly sweat pants are the “go to” outfit, we might have to reluctantly face facts that it’s time to get serious about weight loss.
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The Best Ways to Keep Bones Strong

Our bones support us through life, help maintain posture and make it possible to move. Although our bones appear to be as solid as a rock.
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Is Having a 3rd Nipple Common?

When we are developing inside our own mothers, as mammals, we develop what’s known as a milk line that extends from the underarms to the groin.
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What is Cholesterol & Why is it Good or Bad?

Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy substance made by our liver, and found in our blood and throughout all the cells of our body. Cholesterol is essential for our good health and is needed for making cell walls, tissues, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acid. As with so many things regarding our health – amounts matter. 
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Colitis Explained

Colitis occurs when an overactive immune system launches an attack on healthy tissue in the gut and causes inflammation of the large intestine.
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Nurse Barb

Barb Dehn, shares tip and her expertise on every-day health topics for you and your family.

Nurse Barb

Barb Dehn, shares tips and her expertise on every-day health topics for you and your family.