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Blogs for women in medicine which cover topics such as health, medical school applications, pediatrician moms, physician success, childcare and many other thoughts for women in medicine.
Katrina Rice is a mom and a freelance writer. She strongly believes in the concept of holistic wellness through healthy and natural living, travelling and immersing one's self in new activities. A self-proclaimed health enthusiast, she hopes to inspire more people to do the same.

What Causes Tooth Cavities Among Children

What Causes Tooth Cavities Among Children
Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is not just a problem among adults. Children experience this dental issue as well. Parents, especially first-timers, start to wonder what exactly causes their children's teeth to rot and how they can prevent it.   For toddlers, the most common cause of tooth decay is going to bed with a bottle of juice or milk. This problem is particularly called baby-bottle tooth caries. The liquid contained inside the baby bottle can sit in the child's mouth and create an ideal place for bacteria to breed and multiply.   Tooth decay begins whe......
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How to Get Fit in 8 Weeks

How to Get Fit in 8 Weeks
"You can do anything if you set your mind to it." is an old adage some people use to get motivated for reaching the goals they dream of - this includes losing weight and becoming physically fit.   However, even if you have the best intentions in the world for your health and overall wellbeing, there are often frustrating reasons curtailing your success in achieving your goals.   As adults, there will always be jobs, housework, family and relationship responsibilities that need to be met before anything else can be done. Though these duties can drain us mentally, we should never let ......
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The Secret Of Constant Motivation For Weight Loss

The Secret Of Constant Motivation For Weight Loss
All the efforts you are pouring towards your weight loss goals are part of your health improvement goals. You should be proud of them and celebrate them. Though it is easy to stick to a routine at the beginning, your motivation may start to dwindle, slowing down the progress you have worked so hard for.   Even the healthiest person in the world can lose all her hard work if she loses interest and the motivation to remain fit. So it is truly vital for you to find ways to push through and find the inspiration to keep going forever with it.   Here are a couple of tips to break through ......
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Single Parent Tips: Raising A Baby With One Income

Single Parent Tips: Raising A Baby With One Income
Facing the prospect of life with only one income can seem daunting.   Whether it be because of a layoff or by lifestyle choice, you can transition to a one-income status with proper planning and still raise your baby well. If you manage your finances right and cut down unnecessary expenses, your life with your baby will move on with joy.   Based on my personal experience, dividing the family's expenses into two categories has helped me determine what costs need to be eliminated in order to make ends meet. Below are the first three steps you need to take.   Step 1: Determine th......
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How I Relieved My Back Pain With These Simple Principles

How I Relieved My Back Pain With These Simple Principles
Nowadays one prevalent issue among working adults is back pain, and it gets a lot worse with age.   One way to prevent and relieve back pain is by correcting your posture. What it does is align your back to the other neighboring muscles.   This makes it a critical solution for reducing the incidence of back pain. Once the problem starts to kick-in, seeking a chiropractor's help will help as well. However, availing for professional help can also be very expensive.   If you are suffering from back pain, below are simple tips I followed and you can also adopt to correct your pos......
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The Connection Between Ayurveda and Yoga

The Connection Between Ayurveda and Yoga
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian alternative therapy that uses holistic methods to promote good health. This traditional healing is solely based on three main classical texts, the Susruta, Vagbhata and Charak. According to these texts, there are five elements that make up the human body - earth, water, fire, air and space.   When these five elements combine in the body, they form three Doshas called Pitta Dosha (fire & water), Vata Dosha (space & air) and Kapha Dosha (water & earth). What Ayurveda does is it restores balance and harmony of the body, mind and spirit. Any disrupt......
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The Secrets For Working Single Moms To Stay In Shape

As a single parent, you have two pairs of shoes to fill, but one matters more than the other.   Hence personal needs like getting back in shape and looking good become a little bit more difficult to achieve when your daily schedule has already been planned out to take your kids into account. And because most diets are too complicated and expensive to follow, achieving your health and fitness goals can become less possible as time goes by.   Apart from exercising and eating a proper healthy diet, there are other secrets for losing weight effectively. If you are a single mom who is w......
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8 Tips To Relieve Back and Joint Pain

If you work in an office behind a desk, you may be too familiar with how back pain feels like. The pain can range from slightly hurtful to downright unbearable, and somehow, we continuously put stress on our backs and joints without taking some relief.   Everyone can experience joint and back pain. The issue doesn’t target any age, gender or race. Your joints and back muscles experience wear and tear on a daily basis. It can be due to many different factors but it’s usually coming from strains from your body weight and activity.   Sometimes, the pain can be caused by trauma, tendoni......
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