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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 Dr. Mommies can Change the Culture of Medicine

  I have only been in practice for 14 years, but I remember the exact reason for my first experience of burnout. Medicine was rigid, and for good reason as we deal with life or death on a daily basis. However, as I looked out into the working world there was no room for flexibility in the traditional primary care practice.  Complementary medicine was looked down upon.  Wanting to work part time was viewed as laziness. As a woman, there was always more to prove, and wanting a family was not encouraged (even amongst other female doctors).  There was no conversation about work......
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6 Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Losing the so-called “baby weight” has garnered unprecedented attention in recent years. With celebrities, Instagram models, and the “no excuses” mom Maria Kang telling women it’s their own fault for not losing the fat gained during pregnancy making headlines, the pressure on moms is incredible. First thing’s first—it’s natural and healthy in many cases to gain fat while pregnant. When the fat gain isn’t dangerously excessive, it’s the safety net your child needs to enter the world as smoothly as possible. Losing fat is an arduous task that requires time, commitment, and sometimes money. For ......
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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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How Often Should You Be Replacing Your Stethoscope?

How Often Should You Be Replacing Your Stethoscope?
You'll hear different answers to this question depending on where you ask. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your stethoscope every 2 years, but as one user on allnurses.com forum so eloquently puts it, "It would be in a company's interest to have us all buying new equipment every 2 years." This is a pretty valid point, which brings us to question... How to know when it's time to replace your stethoscope Many medical professionals will go years or even decades before replacing their stethoscope. Check out medical forums and discussion threads on the topic and you'll find a lot o......
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