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Breastfeeding for Better Health

The birth of a child is a joyous and life-changing event. And as every new parent – especially new moms – recognizes that along with the good comes a new host of responsibilities for the health and welfare of your new baby. For women who are able, breastfeeding your child is a good way to more »

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Cranberries and Urinary Tract Infections

A study by Dutch researchers published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that cranberries were less effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women than an antibiotic combination, but that the antibiotic increased the levels of drug-resistant bacteria in the participants compared with cranberries.

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Birgit Rakel, MD

Acupuncture Can Ease Menopausal Symptoms

A small study in the BMJ journal Acupuncture Medicine found that “acupuncture was effective in reducing menopausal complaints and can be considered as an alternative therapy in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.” The Turkish study randomly assigned 53 women to get either acupuncture (27) treatment for their symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes or more »

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