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Eating For Quality When Pregnant

There is a common misconception while pregnant, that eating for two means you need to consume more food. While pregnant you only need 250 -300 more calories then you do before you were pregnant. Chances are if you are eating a typical American diet you are getting way over the daily calories needed even without a baby growing inside. Instead of worrying about eating enough food, focus more on its value. Everything you put in your mouth goes right into your babys development, forming the structure from which they will grow. The healthier you eat the better you will feel and the stronger your body will be to support your pregnancy. You can shift your awareness simply asking yourself these two questions: How is this food feeding me? How is this fueling my babys development?

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Night Chills & Fever

During challenging physical conditions and situations, the body undergoes temperature changes. For instance, the body shows signs and symptoms that trigger the natural body defenses against dreaded diseases. Chills often predict the coming of a fever or an increase in body temperature. The body tries to generate heat when it feels cold through rapid contraction and relaxation that can cause chills. When fever manifests, the body’s temperatures reaches one or two notches higher than 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and may indicate an infection or illness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Interview with Dr. Beth Y. Karlan

The pink party was established by Elyse Walker in honor of her mother, Barbara Feder, who discovered her cancer when she had Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. She didnt have the benefit of the treatments available today, but thanks topink party, Dr. Beth Y. Karlan, MD, and the Cedars-Sinai Womens Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute have received over $6 million dollars in funding for treatment and research. We were lucky enough to get Dr. Karlan’s perspective on how helpful and inspiring the event is:

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Ovarian Cancer in Older Women

Most ovarian cancers develop after a woman turns 63. This type of cancer is rare before menopause, according to the American Cancer Society. About 3 percent of all cancers in women are ovarian cancers, but some good news is that the rate of ovarian cancer has been falling since 1990. As with any type of cancer, early detection is key. If ovarian cancer is detected before the cancer spreads from the ovary, the survival rate is 93 percent, but only 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found that early.