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5 Family Health Dieting Tips

When you’re changing your health for the better, you don’t want it to only be you that is experiencing the benefits. This is why you invite your family along on your journey to health. What about the challenges that take place? How can you help your family through those challenges? In this article, we are going to talk about 5 family health dieting tips for a successful outcome. 1. Pack Your Lunch Lunch is one of the times you are likely to get taken off guard and off-course. You’ve started the day out on the right foot by eating the breakfast you know you needed to eat, but when lunch comes a......
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The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs

The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs
As a woman in a competitive and previously male-dominated profession, you’re probably familiar with the basics of power dressing: dress as plainly and severely as a man in order to convey a man’s level of authority. Now that throws all the fun of dressing up for work out the window faster than you can say “natural breast enhancement”.   Contemporary rules of power dressing now allow for women to be more expressive with their style. Women no longer need to fit themselves into a man’s mold; they’re now empowered enough to challenge the mold and change the workplace in ways only a woman can,......
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Tips for Moms to Detect Medicare Scams

Tips for Moms to Detect Medicare Scams
Medicare fraud is one of the worst plagues upon the nation. This is because the crime is carried out by the very people who are tasked with ensuring that the general public is healthy. These are people who are in need and who are helpless. But fear not — while these scams may be elaborate, a little bit of vigilance and knowledge will not only save you a lot of money, it’ll give you the ability to help others avoid these scams as well. Now, as managers of the household, it’s our responsibility as moms to ensure that we aren’t wasting money, and that each penny spent is a penny well spent. Medi......
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Improving the Efficiency of Patient-Doctor Relationships

Improving the Efficiency of Patient-Doctor Relationships
Patients who have had negative experiences with their physicians are more than likely to shift to another specialist immediately. One such factor has always been a lack of understanding between the two. For instance, patients who have minimal participation in the decision-making process would change providers within a year. For efficiency to improve, there is a need to address such barriers that get in the way of effective communication and healthcare deliverability. Technological innovations will no doubt play a vital role in streamlining patient-doctor processes, bringing down costs and sho......
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5 Signs That You Are Ready for a Rhinoplasty

5 Signs That You Are Ready for a Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a form of corrective plastic surgery that is done on the nose to improve facial symmetry and fix breathing issues, but it isn’t for everyone. To find out whether or not you would make a good candidate for rhinoplasty, read on. Breathing Problems There are, of course, multiple other reasons that could contribute to your breathing issues, but if your doctor confirms that the main or at least one of the reasons for your problems is a crooked nose or polyps, then you should definitely start considering rhinoplasty. Sometimes, the doctor might recommend getting the other, more seriou......
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Why Every Busy Mom Should Make Time for Yoga

Why Every Busy Mom Should Make Time for Yoga
When you have kids, especially if you have more than one, it can seem impossible to find time for yourself. But it’s true what they say about taking care of yourself first. If you don’t take care of you, you won’t have anything to give to anyone else. Still, with limited time, you have to choose your me-time activities carefully. You want to choose something that makes you feel good, strengthens your body or enhances your overall health. Yoga does all of the above. It also has many proven benefits that we’ll explore here. What you should know before you step on the yoga mat Before we explore......
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After Birth

After Birth
For days on end, she looked out of the bedroom window, rocking her baby back and forth on her glider. The maple tree waved at her daily as the breeze came through its branches. Gradually, the leaves made their annual change from green to red and orange and yellow. She watched as the leaves transformed, jealous of their seamless change as she struggled to make her own transition to motherhood.   Eventually, the leaves turned brown and one by one, fell to the ground, allowing the tree to gather energy from within to make it through the cold winter. She wondered whether she would ever have ......
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Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss
A ketogenic diet is one that is currently becoming more popular as dieters look for different ways to lose weight reliably and to keep it off. The Keto diet isn’t new – it has been around since the early 1920s – but it has scientific findings behind it.    Here are a few benefits of the keto diet. Counting Calories Isn’t Necessary One of the biggest pains with following a diet plan is that you have to count the calories of every ingredient of all the meals that you put together. When eating out in a restaurant, even a plain Caesar’s salad becomes a challenge to know how many calories......
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Stories Beneath the Scars

Stories Beneath the Scars
Scars. We all have scars. Some are visible to all, some are hidden behind our clothes, some are only found in the deepest recesses of our heart. Some people perceive them as an embarrassment or a time of hardship better left in the closet. But I see scars as a badge of honor, representing a battle fought and won, and a moment of strength and resiliency.   When I see patients, especially for the first time, there is only so much information I can garner through forms they fill out and our conversation before their physical exam. The limited time I have with each patient makes these channe......
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10 Truths and Challenges of Being a Doctor Mom

10 Truths and Challenges of Being a Doctor Mom
Being a doctor mom is a beautiful paradox of feeling like a badass one moment and a frazzled I-don’t-know-what-the-heck-I-am-doing mess of a person. Being a female physician, the majority of us feel there is a societal and cultural pressure to be perfect all the time in every sphere of our life: as a professional, parent, and person. Speaking with my friends who are also doctor moms, there are some common themes and challenges. 1. Work often comes first and may not end when you leave the office Unlike other careers, our work as physicians don’t doesn’t end when you leave the office. We are on ......
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How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them

How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them
Addiction is a difficult subject and circumstance to confront, but it takes on an entirely new level when it happens to someone you love, especially, a significant other. As their partner, you will naturally feel confused, helpless,or frightened at times when your partner isn’t sober. During these vulnerable moments, it is imperative that you remain self-aware of how you treat your partner, do not enable them in any way to continue their addiction, and maintain your composure. Enabling an addict means helping them in a way that prevents them from suffering or understanding the consequence of......
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Women in Medicine Rising (from National Women Physicians Day 2018)

Women in Medicine Rising (from National Women Physicians Day 2018)
2018 is looking to be the year of the woman. In the last few months there have been several groundbreaking movements that have propelled women into the spotlight. The #timesup and #metoo movements have recently harnessed the collective voice of women who have suffered in silence for too long, revealing the frequency of sexual harassment and systemic sexism, and exposing the severity of this widespread issue. Compounding on the tremendous momentum of these social media movements, just two weeks ago the women’s march drew massive crowds nationally one year after the initial protest. Women in me......
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Why Microbiome Skin Care Is Essential For Healthy Glow

Image1 (1).jpgWe think skim is only important for beauty. But the reality is it’s very important to the overall health. The skin is the largest organ of human body. This one is also the main interface between inside and outside of the body. Millions of microbes live on our skin. And the surprising thing is they have a very important and useful role. As they are necessary for healthy skin, we have discussed how important microbiome skin care is. The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms that live in particular places. For an example, the entire collection of gut microbiome is known as the gut micro......
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Teeth Whitening- Advance Your Everlasting Smile

Everlasting-Smile.jpeg  White teeth look young, attractive and vital. Who has white teeth can laugh and talk carefree. The first glance of the opposite person falls on the teeth, so who can score with it, has often already won. Unfortunately, not everyone has white teeth, often gray or brown. But the teeth whitening is possible, the dentist knows what he has to do. The price is also limited, for little money can return your beaming smile. This is how teeth whitening works The procedure is very simple. Of course, your teeth are thoroughly examined and professional teeth cleaning are only an advantage. Now the......
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5 Things to Know About Eyelid Surgery

5 Things to Know About Eyelid Surgery
One of the areas that initially exhibit the signs of aging is the region around the eyes. Although sagging upper eyelids, brows and under-eyes come with age, they are physical issues that can still be corrected through a surgery called blepharoplasty. This is a minor cosmetic procedure that can improve one's appearance and achieve a younger looking face.   Blepharoplasty or commonly known as "eye-lift" can drastically enhance the appearance of droopy and tired eyes. This procedure is accomplished by lifting or removing the excess skin and pockets of fat from the lower and upper lids. &n......
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8 Muscles Building Dietary Supplements

C:\Users\Neeraj\Downloads\8 Muscles Building Dietary Supplements.pngA fit body having optimum balance of muscles, bones and fat is considered as the healthiest one. A person having lean appearance seems underdeveloped and also becomes the reason of embarrassment in public gatherings. Latest fitness trends in health shows that only those person remains diseases free who acquire a balance in their bone to muscles ratio. Here are some significant dietary supplements that can help you to possess good muscles volume. Omega,3 Fatty acid in Fish Liver This is one of the best supplements to gain healthy muscles at faster pace. The liver marine as well as fresh water......
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5 Tips to Learn Online Martial Arts

Martial arts are known for maintaining self-balance, self-confidence, and positivity in one's body and mind. These arts originate from Japan, and are practiced across the globe since the ancient times. Learning martial arts will keep you focused on your work. It will also help in blood circulation to increase your metabolism. It is important that everyone should learn martial arts especially, women so that they can protect themselves during urgent situations. Online Martial Arts learning can help us in many ways. How would you learn martial arts at home? 1) Choose Your Style First, you sh......
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How to Achieve a Work/Life Balance In a Success-Driven World

We’re always told that balance is the key to just about everything, but we’re also told that multi-tasking is required. The reality is that less than one person of people can actually multi-task. Everyone else is just jumping from one task to another and with limited success. Fortunately, there are habits you can employ to increase balance in your life, and it doesn’t always require a major sacrifice. Remember that balance is about ensuring that you don’t spend too much time in a particular aspect of your life—no matter how healthy it may seem. Obsessing over anything, from relationships to ex......
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Physician Entrepreneurship: Access to Reclaiming Our Freedom As Physician Moms

  As physician moms, the time of the 40 year physician career is coming to an end. In the old days, we were taught to get through medical school, complete residency, get a good solid job and work your way to retirement at 60 years old. Then you could take your retirement and live “happily ever after”. Being a doctor used to be their whole identity.  Today, however, times have drastically shifted. Working as a physician for 30 years in the current condition of our medical system is unsustainable. Furthermore, we as younger physicians (and especially physician moms and women in medicin......
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4 Tips For Sticking To Your New Years Resolutions

4 Tips For Sticking To Your New Years Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions: new year, new you! With most of January behind us, this is an excellent time to recommit to a goal we may have missed last year, or set up a new goal so big that if we achieved it, it would blow our minds! Unfortunately, regardless of whether the goal is related to health, relationships, business or personal development, statistics show that by February 15, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions will have already been quit on. How do you avoid this to ensure success and lasting change? A commitment to a goal that will propel you to the very best versio......
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