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  • Hydrotherapy at Home Post 1

    Posted on September 26th, 2011 Patricia No comments

    Hydrotherapy is an ancient art and one that has many practical applications. Put simply, it is the use of water in all of its forms to affect the body’s well-being. Read the rest of this entry »

  • History of Oral Contraceptives Post 2

    Posted on August 1st, 2011 Patricia No comments

    The modern-day contraceptive has its roots in the science of endocrinology, which has provided the understanding of the human ovulatory cycle and thus help develop effective contraception. In order to be fertilized, an ovum must first mature while still within its ovarian follicle. Its maturation is prompted by the release of follicle-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary gland. The release of this hormone is inhibited when the concentration of the estrogenic hormones, which modulates phases of the menstrual cycle, rises in the blood. Thus modern oral contraceptives inhibit the maturation of the follicles and their ova, so that fertilization can’t occur, by keeping estrogen concentrations in the blood at relatively high levels. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Breast Size & Back Pain

    Posted on June 3rd, 2011 Patricia No comments

    Q.I know that breast size can contribute to back and shoulder pain. What size does this usually happen at? Is there something other than sit-ups I can do to help strengthen my back? What do I need to know before I have a breast reduction? Read the rest of this entry »