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New Postpartum Depression Drug Synthetic Form of a Natural One!

The new Postpartum depression treatment medication Zulresso, which was just approved yesterday by the FDA, is a synthetic derivative of progesterone. It is a synthetic form of allopregnanolone and also pregnanolone. In late pregnancy both hormones diminish greatly and continue to be low for up to 6 months after delivery. The drug is delivered by…

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Myth: Vitamin D is Absorbed Through Glass

As you sit at work staring out the window, daydreaming about the beautiful warm weather outside, the sun shines into your office and it suddenly gets too hot. Oh wait! Never mind, It’s February in New York City, and the winter months are in full swing. With sub-zero temperatures and the blistering wind blowing, it…

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The Simple Treatment for Measles!

treatment for measles

Measles, a highly contagious sometimes fatal infection characterized by fever, malaise, cough, conjunctivitis, and rash, has been a growing concern in our developed country. In recent months, there have been outbreaks of the disease in the New York area. In 2018, New York and New Jersey accounted for more than half of the measles outbreaks…

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The Biggest Killer of Collagen: How to Avoid Collagen Depletion

Avoid Collagen Depletion

A natural protein that our bodies produce, collagen is something that we depend on to keep our hair strong, bones healthy, our skin plump, our joints lubricated, and our digestive system in check. When we are young, our bodies produce ample amounts of it when we are young, but unfortunately, collagen production decreases as we…

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Top Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Healthy Winter Skin

We’ve finally reached the end of the year, and for many, this time of the year can get cold, and we often see our fair share of wintery weather. Unfortunately, despite the beauty of the season, winter comes with some setbacks. Besides the dreaded act of shoveling and trying to get around safely during the…

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Heart Health Benefits of Eating Cheese

It’s often easy to associate cheese with other indulgent foods that are not particularly healthy. However, when eaten in moderation alongside a balanced diet, many cheese varieties actually offer distinct health benefits like improving bone health and building muscle. Now, studies have revealed another reason to keep cheese in your diet: it is linked to…

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The Health Benefits of Swimming

Health Benefits of Swimming

Summer is in high gear, and the weather is warm, making it the perfect time to go for a swim. It doesn’t matter if you are swimming in a pool, in the bay, or in the ocean, there’s nothing better than taking a refreshing dip on a hot summer day. The water feels cool and…

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The Dangers of Modern Cookware (and How to Avoid It!)

Dangers of Modern Cookware

Before you reach for your favorite pan or kitchen gadget to cook your next meal, you might want to take a closer look at what it’s made from. It might surprise you that your cookware could be making you sick, or worse. In May of 2015, hundreds of scientists from various disciplines published “The Madrid…

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