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10 Ways to Control Your Eating for Weight Loss

             Chew gum in the grocery store. Maybe you’ve heard you shouldn’t shop for food when you’re hungry. Well, you might want to pop in a piece of sugarless gum before you head down the aisles, too. While chewing gum, people felt less hungry and …

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5 Ways to Keep Anxiety and Depression From Ruining Your Budget

Life gets tough sometimes. When work is overwhelming, you are fighting with your parents, and the news seems to get grimmer every day, you might find yourself shopping your way into a better mood or pulling the covers over your head and ignoring all of your responsibilities. Stress, anxiety, and …

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3 Ways Psychotherapy Can Help with Chronic Pain

I will never forget one woman who came to see me for help with chronic pain. This was a woman who stood tall—she gave off the image she was functioning well despite living with chronic pain. She had long, dark hair, perfect makeup, and a confident smile. As she sat …

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Why I Felt Guilty After Being Diagnosed With PTSD

When we think of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, we often think of soldiers or those who have seen severe disaster. Of course, those who serve our country have sacrificed so much. But, we don’t often talk about the everyday people who have PTSD because of their experiences in seemingly safe …

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The Ripple Effect of Weight Loss Surgery

Can one weight loss surgery lead to another? Yes, according to a surprising new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Statistics about plastic surgery typically present some intriguing insight into the greater culture of a country: Knowing that women are clamoring for butt implants (ahem, Brazil) or cutting …

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New Update on Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Here is an update on weight loss after gastric bypass surgery that has surgeons scratching their heads because of an unusual finding in a certain population of patients years after their surgery. The gastric bypass surgical procedure (also referred to as “Roux-en-Y” gastric bypass surgery) for weight loss consists of …

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Breast Cancer Survivors May Knock Out Lymphedema by Weightlifting

A recent study found that weightlifting and resistance training may be a viable option to mitigate the risk and progression of lymphedema. Though stigmatized for a long time, more women are finally starting to come into the world of weightlifting, which offers numerous health benefits – especially for survivors of …

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Mom Battles Breast Cancer Diagnosis In Unique Way

Stephanie Willig was the picture of health. When she found a lump near her breast at just 28-years old, even her doctors told her the lump was most likely benign. When she was called into her doctor’s office after a series of tests last October, she knew it was something …

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A Reflection On Breast Cancer Awareness At The New School

Last month was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month- a fact that most people are aware of. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide- a fact that most people aren’t aware of. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, it’s the leading cause of death is the world’s …

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