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5 SIDS Risk Factors Parents Need to Know

Every year several thousand babies die unexpectedly in their sleep, the cause of death unknown. These deaths are the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, a condition that doctors have yet to explain. While the nation’s top researchers have worked persistently to better understand SIDS, doctors have not yet determined an exact cause…

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When the Bough Breaks: Ending the Stigma, Shame and Silence of Postpartum Mood Disorders

Contrary to the popular belief that pregnancy is a biologically protective and emotionally joyful time, women are actually quite vulnerable to a spectrum of psychiatric disorders throughout the perinatal period – the time around pregnancy and postpartum. This range of disorders, more commonly referred to under the umbrella term of postpartum depression, is more accurately reflected by the terms postpartum or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). In fact, 1 in 7 women who become pregnant will experience a mental health disorder during the course of their pregnancy or in the postpartum period, making PMADs the most common complication of childbirth. Additionally, 50% of women diagnosed with PMADs postpartum had an onset of their symptoms during pregnancy.

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The Best Makeup for Women Over 50

Skin changes over time, and your makeup routine must change with it. You may find that your foundation settles into fine lines around your eyes or on your forehead, or that eyeshadow settles into the lines on your eyelids, making them more prominent. The right products and application techniques can help you look rested, refreshed and even younger than your years.

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What Are the Dangers of Permanent Makeup?

To some women, permanent makeup is a potentially exciting way to reduce the time spent on daily beauty care, especially when it comes to more complicated makeup applications, such as eyeliner. However, the risks of getting permanent makeup are virtually identical to those of getting tattoos, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Mayo Clinic. Moms run a number of potential risks when opting for this permanent beauty treatment, some which can even be life-threatening.

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Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a malignant disease where cancerous cells form in the tissues of the cervix or the narrow end of the uterus area. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, cervical cancer is the second deadliest cancer second only to breast cancer. It affects 10,000 women in the United States each year. Most are between the ages of 35 and 55. Identifying the symptoms is important in diagnosing and treatment of cervical cancer.