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Fit Pregnancy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

During your pregnancy, eating nutritious snacks and meals instead of unhealthy foods will provide the best conditions for you and your baby. Plus, watch for signs that you may be doing too much when you’re [more…]

How to Spot Skin Cancer

We all go outside, which means we’re all at risk for developing skin cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is usually successfully treated when it’s found in its early stages. Along with making sure a skin [more…]

Postpartum Depression: Dads Get It, Too

The mental and physical strain of having a baby can have deeper effects on more than just mom. Dads can suffer from their own version of postpartum depression: paternal postnatal depression, or PPND. [more…]

Recipe and Nutrition Web Sites for Canadians with Diabetes

A number of excellent Web sites provide healthy eating tips and recipes for Canadians with diabetes. Visit the reference links below to find nutritional information and recommendations from The Canadian [more…]

Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For the more than two million Canadians who have diabetes, eating a balanced, nutritious diet is an essential part of maintaining good health. If you have diabetes, there are some great Web sites that [more…]

Checking the Prostate Gland

Having regular prostate exams are important as a man ages. The prostate gland — located below the bladder — can become enlarged and cause increased frequent urination. This problem, called [more…]

How to Check for Breast Cancer

One woman in nine will develop breast cancer in the United States. Because of this risk, every woman must know how to do a breast self-exam. Examining your breasts for cancer is easy but critical. Because [more…]

How to Physically Check for Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer can be deadly. Luckily, the disease is also easily curable — if a man finds it in time. Testicular cancer usually begins as a painless lump, which can be found without a doctor’s help [more…]

Scheduling Prenatal Visits and Tests

A pregnant woman has more prenatal doctor’s appointments than you’d ever expect, but the checkups are necessary to monitor her health and the growth and health of the baby. To screen for complications, [more…]

A Dad’s Bag-Packing Checklist for the Hospital

Pack a bag for the hospital in advance so that when your pregnant partner goes into labor, you’ll be ready to race out the door without worrying about finding deodorant and a phone charger. Your mind will [more…]

Dad's Guide to New Baby: Checking Diaper Contents

Knowing how much food a breast-fed baby is getting is very difficult, especially when your partner is just starting out. To make sure baby is getting enough milk, keep track of wet and poopy diapers for [more…]

Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Becoming a dad is both an exhilarating and a terrifying experience. Planning ahead and being prepared are the best ways to handle what’s coming up in the next nine months and beyond. Doing what you can [more…]

Is There a Sex Life after a Mastectomy?

Survival is the first concern for women who undergo a mastectomy because of breast cancer; yet women shouldn’t forget their sexual feelings. Breast cancer treatment, surgery, and optional breast reconstruction [more…]

Typical Infant Check-up Schedule

In the United Kingdom, various medical professionals will regularly check newborn children to assess how they grow and develop. Use this table as a guide to what you can expect in the first few months [more…]

Appropriate Portion Sizes for Low- to Medium-Glycemic Dishes

Choosing recipes that are low to medium glycemic and lower in fat and calories is a great way to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. However, eating the appropriate portion sizes is also crucial [more…]

Adjusting Favorite Recipes to Follow the Glycemic Index Diet

One of the simplest steps in adopting a low-glycemic lifestyle is looking at the foods and recipes you already like to cook and eat. You may find that some are naturally low glycemic and don't need any [more…]

Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cooking low-glycemic foods is a wonderful tool for overall health, but it's especially beneficial for weight management and insulin resistance. Understanding the glycemic index and glycemic loads of foods [more…]

When Is the Time Right for Postpartum Sex?

After the baby is born, many partners look forward to resuming their pre-pregnancy sex lives as soon as possible only to learn that they must wait. For some [more…]

How to Cope with an Unexpected Pregnancy

An unexpected pregnancy can be the happiest news, the worst, or somewhere in between, depending on your situation. Deciding what to do when you’re unexpectedly pregnant is a huge decision, and you should [more…]

Are Orgasms Okay during Pregnancy?

Pregnant women are not only allowed to have sex, but often they crave it. But is it okay to enjoy sexual intercourse to the point of orgasm? After all, orgasms are nothing more than contractions — and [more…]

The Safest Sexual Positions during Pregnancy

As your pregnancy proceeds and your belly gets bigger, certain sexual positions become less comfortable and possibly even dangerous. Pregnant women, obviously, have a lot of temporary weight in front that [more…]

Is Oral Sex or Anal Sex Okay during Pregnancy?

If your doctor discourages vaginal sex during pregnancy, you might naturally consider oral or anal sex, instead. Before engaging in oral or anal sex during pregnancy, be aware of the warnings. [more…]

When Not to Have Sex while Pregnant

Some couples worry about sexual intercourse during pregnancy, fearing that the thrusting of the penis can damage the baby. In most cases, sexual intercourse can’t do any damage, but certain conditions [more…]

How Pregnancy Changes Your Body and Sex Life

A healthy sex life can most certainly be part of the nine months of pregnancy. That said, it probably won’t be the same as before. A woman’s body changes during this time, and so do its needs. The best [more…]

Individuals at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People belonging to the following groups should talk to their general practitioner about the possibility of testing for type 2 diabetes and about lifestyle changes that can help to prevent the development [more…]

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