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Ball Exercises During Pregnancy

Prenatal exercise helps relieve discomfort and increases energy, according to MayoClinic.com. An exercise ball is an inexpensive but effective workout tool for expectant mothers. The large, plastic workout ball provides support along with its flexibility, allowing it to conform to your body. Ball exercises are also an alternative way to perform exercises in a safer manner while pregnant. Always listen to your body and consult with your health care provider when starting a new workout routine, especially during pregnancy.

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The Pros and Cons of Botox Procedure

Many people were happy when Botox was introduced as an anti-aging product. It immediately gained immense popularity as a simple, non-surgical procedure that could help restore one’s youthful glow. With just a few tiny injections, one could enjoy wrinkle-free skin hence feel better about his or her looks.

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Dr. Brewer’s Pregnancy Diet

The Brewer diet, developed by Dr. Tom Brewer, is designed to provide good nutrition during both normal and high-risk pregnancies. The Brewer diet is high in protein and whole grains and relatively high in fat. Advocates of the Brewer diet support its use to prevent toxemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, as well as pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, which are also characterized by high blood pressure as well as fluid retention and protein in the urine, and premature birth. In severe cases, these prenatal complications can result in convulsions, coma or even death.

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Cough Medicine Recalls

Dealing with an infant who has a runny nose and a cough is never fun, but reaching for the cough medication may not be the best solution. Pediatric associations, the FDA and the CDC, all caution against using such products for children ages 2 and younger. Beginning in 2007, manufacturers of infant and children’s cough medications began to recall cold/cough medication products for this age group.