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How to Donate Your Hair to Make Cancer Wigs

Treating cancer with chemotherapy or radiation not only kills the cancer cells, it can also damage the hair-producing cells, leading to hair loss. For many, especially children, dealing with the hair loss in addition to the cancer can make recover even more difficult. Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides wigs for children in need, states that a wig “can help restore some of the normalcy to their everyday lives that most of us take for granted.” Feeling normal can help any cancer patient battle her disease. Anyone can donate hair to one of several non-profit organizations that supply wigs to cancer patients if that hair is long enough and healthy.

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How to Make Your Eyelashes Grow Longer

Short and thinning eyelashes can be about more than just your looks. Like the hair on your head, eyelashes can be an indication of your overall health, especially if there are changes in the length or growth pattern of your eyelashes. Whatever the cause, when taking steps to grow your eyelashes longer, you will have to be patient, because eyelashes grow very slowly. It may be several weeks before you notice a difference.

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How to Track Pregnancy Weight Gain

Many women become concerned about gaining too much weight during pregnancy. While eating unhealthily and too much can cause health problems for both the mom and the baby, eating too little can create health concerns as well. According to the March of Dimes, underweight women are at an increased risk for having babies with a birth weight of less than 5 ½ lbs. Gaining too much weight puts moms at risk for having a pre-term baby, a large baby, diabetes, high blood pressure and varicose veins. Tracking your weight during pregnancy is an important part of caring for yourself and your baby during pregnancy.

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Is a Saliva Ovulation Kit Better Than Urine?

Both saliva and urine test kits give women a great advantage in learning to understand their cycle by helping to determine when ovulation is about to occur. Both types of tests claim 98 to 99 percent accuracy. Choosing which test to use in the end becomes a personal decision. Consider the usability of the test and your own personal medical history when deciding which test is best for you.

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How to Calculate a Pregnancy Due Date

The gestation of a human baby is considered to be 40 weeks. However, the average pregnancy lasts anywhere from 37 to 42 weeks. Yes, a normal pregnancy can last longer than nine months. This is often the first of many pregnancy surprises for first-time moms. Since only 5 percent of babies are born on their due date, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), use this date as a general time line and not as something set in stone.