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Face it — sometimes aging just stinks! You are tired, feel worn down, your muscles hurt, you feel crabby, have a hard time sleeping and your libido is in the tank. All of these symptoms are part of aging, an inevitable, natural process that involves many different systems in the human body. These include the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The diseases that are so often tied to aging usually affect one or all of these systems. Menopause, hypothyroidism, low testosterone, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and arthritis all are examples of age-related conditions.
In the 1990s valuable medical research began to appear on using acupuncture and Chinese herbs, along with patients doing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). What was known for thousands of years with patients not having Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is that Chinese medicine increases a couple’s chance of getting pregnant. With a German study being published in 2002 they found that it increased the patients success up to 60 percent. After this study many countries, including America, have conducted their own studies. Over and over again the results are the same. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs increase the percentage rate of a woman’s chance in getting pregnant.
If you care about being part of your children’s lives, especially in their critically important decisions, you best pay attention to continued attacks on parental rights. There’s a frightening trend with products and laws, which usurp parent roles, thus undermining families. It’s clear where this is taking us.
Did you catch The Rev. Jesse Jackson the other night on CNN demanding a Senate hearing into why regulators never cracked down on that gruesome abortion clinic in Philadelphia?
Local animal shelters have enough camps to keep any animal lover engaged and learning this summer.
A 2008-2010 birth control study to more than 9,000 poor and uninsured St. Louis women proved that when proper information is given, more effective family planning methods are chosen. After receiving free counseling, teens between the ages of 15 to 19 had only 6.3 out-of-wedlock births compared to national rates of 34.3. And for every 1,000 women, the St. Louis general population lowered abortion rates to 13.4, compared to 20, the national rate.
In the wake of all of the tragedies in the news recently, there’s a groundswell of support for tighter gun restrictions in order to protect our children.
As more women choose to delay having children, childbirth after age 35 is becoming increasingly common. While it is possible to have a child at this stage in life, there are many factors that should be considered when deciding the right time to start a family.
A new cutting-edge fertility treatment is making receiving donated eggs quicker, more inexpensive, and easier.
“All people are born alike — except Republicans and Democrats,” Groucho Marx
The transition to menopause can be an unpredictable and uncomfortable time in a woman’s life.
Did you know that every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you think breast cancer affects women only? Think again. Men are not exempt from breast cancer. Many breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, a hormone produced in fat tissue. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), both men and women are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance.
The state’s most active anti-abortion group is taking credit for what appears to be a significant drop in the number of women terminating their pregnancies.
September is National Menopause Awareness Month
There has been uproar over the comments that Todd Akin (U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Congressional District 2) made about abortion. Many people are offended that he referred to “legitimate abortion” and women’s bodies being able to shut down when raped. I am not clear exactly what he meant or where he got his information, but this is clearly a man who is passionate about the anti-abortion cause and is not very good at expressing his viewpoint on the issue.
If you haven’t read it already, do pick up a copy of “The Day You Were Born” by Debra Frasier. My daughter’s godparents gave us the book when she was born, and it is sweet and awesome and makes me cry every time I read it.
Arizona won’t be banning abortions at 20 weeks, at least not yet.
With 8 million homeless pets entering U.S. shelters every year, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is helping to solve the problem with its “Primp Your Pit (bull)” spay/neuter promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities. During August, AHS will spay/neuter pit bulls for a special rate of $20, including a free nail trim.
MomDoc Midwives is a fully integrated OB/GYN practice with Dr. Grayson Guzman and four supporting midwives that will provide an alternative to the typical care offered to childbearing women during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. Guzman, Emily Rose, CNM; Melissa Troncale, CNM; Alexis Gee, CNM; and Kimberly Swift, CNM provide personalized and comprehensive care for women and their families. Services include care to women during pregnancy and birth, primary care to women, well-woman care related to reproductive health, annual gynecological exams, family planning, and menopausal care.
I’ve always known it: Readers quite often say it better than — well, the usual columnists. In an unusual move, I’ve dedicated this space to a letter written by Diana Smith, the mother of nine children, grandmother of seven children. Smith, a long time East Valley resident is doing what she can to awaken women to frightening games being played in the political arena. She warns women their emotions are manipulated, while their freedoms to choose for themselves are at high risk. Read on:
It may seem that warmer weather is still out of reach, but now is the time to be spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters before kitten season arrives this spring, a time when shelters traditionally see large numbers of unwanted litters being born. To help reduce the number of homeless cats, Altered Tails is offering a beat the heat promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities. During the month of February, Altered Tails will spay/neuter female cats for a special rate of $20.
Yeast and fungal infections, also called Candida, are very common. Candida is a medical term for a micro-organism found naturally in the body.
One of the most effective methods of birth control for women is the intrauterine device (IUD), also known as intrauterine contraception (IUC), or an intrauterine system (IUS).
Reminds us of dangers associated with delivering a baby electively before 39 weeks of gestation
Attorney General Tom Horne announced that the Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling that prevented the enforcement of four state abortion-related statutory provisions signed into law in 2009.