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October 2007


The movement is slow, graceful, and fluid. The effort is almost undetectable. Most people are wearing street clothes, and no one has special shoes. Could this really be exercise? Absolutely.

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You have been so great about your new exercise routine, rarely missing a day since you started up again. Then all of a sudden you are waylaid by a cold or flu. What should you do? Should you skip the treadmill or forsake that Pilates class for a late afternoon nap? Will it be hard to get started again if you skip a day or two?

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For something as well-known and commonplace as the flu, it’s subject to an awful lot of silly myths. And like the flu itself, flu myths are hard to contain and hard to fight.

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Education and training programs at acupuncture schools and Oriental medicine schools involve approximately 3,000 credit hours. Because there are varying theories of Acupuncture, some acupuncture schools and Oriental medicine schools teach the 5-Element style of acupuncture as opposed to the more familiar TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) style. While some acupuncture schools and Oriental medicine schools have mandatory herbal curriculums, other acupuncture schools and Oriental medicine schools list this study as an elective course.

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Pregnant women who drink a certain quantity of milk every day could have a healthy baby, says a study. Milk is an important source of vitamin D, calcium, riboflavin, protein and energy during pregnancy, but some women are advised to cut down their consumption for various reasons including the prevention of allergies in their children.

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When it comes to the herbs you’re taking, are you unwittingly making mistakes that could harm your health? Here’s a rundown of the 10 most common herb mistakes.

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These days it’s not just women who are opting for a nip or tuck. Since 2004, the number of men turning to cosmetic surgery has more than doubled to about 2,500 last year, according to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

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Actress Demi Moore denies reports that she paid $3 million for plastic surgery of not just her face but also her knees. People.com quoted her as saying: “It’s irritating. And it isn’t true. To fight it feels futile, because I feel it actually perpetuates the myth.

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It’s not just postpartum depression women need to worry about — they should also watch for depression before and during pregnancy. A new Kaiser Permanente study reveals more than one-in-seven women are depressed at some time during the nine months before they become pregnant, during pregnancy, or during the nine months after they give birth.

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