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  • Obesity May Increase the Risk for Cesarean Section in Women

    Posted on March 26th, 2012 Patricia No comments

    Good news for women who exercise, eat right and maintain their weight: Women of normal weight are three to four times less likely to have a cesarean section that obese women, according to new findings. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Is Pregnancy Safe after Back Injury

    Posted on June 17th, 2011 Patricia No comments

    Q.I’m 27 and feeling ready to start a family, but my husband is worried about my carrying the extra weight because I have had some injuries to my lower back. I had a slipped disk in 1985 and had a spinoplasty done on it. Just last January, I had a snowtubing accident — I hit a wall and landed on my head. My neck and back were the worst. An MRI showed the fusion is still intact and everything was OK. I’m fine now, with pain every now and then, but it’s tolerable. My husband is afraid if I get pregnant I won’t be able to walk. This is becoming a problem between us because we cannot agree. Please help. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Gardener’s Wish List

    Posted on March 10th, 2011 Patricia No comments

    If you’ve been getting by with tools from the 99-cent bin, now’s the time to equip yourself with the right stuff.

    In the digging department, it’s hard to beat the Smith & Hawken gardener’s tool set ($39), including trowel, transplanting trowel and cultivator fork, along with gardener’s soap and leather gloves in a nifty wood case. For major jobs, consider going all out and splurging for Bosmere’s digging spade ($72.98), border fork and border spade ($69.98 each). Though they look almost too pretty to use, these tough puppies are made of ash wood and stainless steel that resists rust and clinging clay. Should you ever manage to break one, Bosmere will replace it.

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  • Choose to Stay in Control

    Posted on December 15th, 2010 Patricia No comments

    The festive season is upon us with the inevitable late nights, last-minute rushes, and abundance of holiday treats. This article provides some strategies for maintaining your weight through the holidays. These strategies were developed during a special, eight-week course offered at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. We hope these strategies help you meet the many weight-management challenges of the holidays.

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