Mary Jean Wall

Women's Health & Wellness

In-Vitro Fertilization on the Rise in the US

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According to a study by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, more American women are having babies with the assistance of in-vitro fertilization. In 2012 alone, over 61,000 babies were born as a result of in-vitro fertilization, and over 165,000 separate procedures were performed. That is a distinct hike over 2,000 more infants than previously seen in 2011. Interestingly enough, in the last seven years, the overall U.S. birth rate has continued to decline steadily. There are a variety of reasons for the hike in in-vitro fertilization usage and the decrease in overall births. Read on for a look at why in-vitro fertilization is on the rise … Read the rest

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Family Time and Logic Games for Children

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The field of logic is a fascinating study area for many students that serves them well past their educational period and into their professional life. Logic is its own area and is strongly related to many careers including law, philosophy, social sciences and beyond. And developing strong logical skills in your children is one of the best tools you can give them, and can also be quite fun and intellectually, as well as creatively, stimulating.

You don’t have to wait until your children are in college or taking advanced classes to give them a boost in logical deduction, thinking and analysis. It’s easy to structure some dinner discussions, … Read the rest

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Tribes Facing Loss of Health Care & Other Services in Attack on Online Lending

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Tribal lenders provide necessary revenue to Native Americans across the country.  Actions taken by New York banking officials are threatening to cut off that revenue stream, putting health care clinics, child care, and schools at risk.

Benjamin Lawsky, the banking czar for the state of New York, recently demanded that that internet lenders cease making personal loans to residents of the state.  His statement characterized the lenders as offering “illegal payday loans” despite the fact that many of said lenders are tribal entities which are licensed financial institutions that comply with all federal laws.

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Transvaginal Mesh Dangers

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Transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants are medical devices that have been used to help women suffering from medical conditions such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) & pelvic organ prolapse (POP).  The mesh is surgically implanted and used to strengthen the natural body tissue.  It can be made of either synthetic or natural material.  This treatment can help patients with the symptoms caused by POP and SUI.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a fairly common condition and happens when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place become stretched. This causes the pelvic organs such as the bladder, bowel or uterus to bulge down into the vagina area.

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What Women Care About

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It sounds like a variation of the old lament by men that they can’t figure out what women want. It is, however, a much more serious concern.  Figuring out what issues and activities matter to the contemporary woman is important to politicians, yes, but it also matters to government agencies, universities and other educational institutions, non-profit organizations and it should even matter to corporations and churches as they attempt to connect with women employees, customers, and congregationalists.

In 2013 there are any number of issues that matter to American women.  According to NOW (the National Organization for Women) there are six priority issues:

  • Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
  • Violence Against Women
  • Constitutional Equality
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Alternative Remedies for Arthritis Pain

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As you age, it is natural for your activity level to decrease and for aches and pains to develop. Some pain is normal, but stiffness and pain felt around one or more joints can be a sign that inflammation has settled in and symptoms of arthritis have begun. If you are one of the estimated 50 million Americans with arthritis, try one of these alternative remedies for pain before taking a prescription medicine.

Supplements      

  • Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acid, which reduces inflammation and morning stiffness. These acids are found in fish such as mackerel and salmon.
  • Glucosamine relieves pain, increases joint mobility and reduces deterioration of cartilage. A study
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Betty Boop, Sadie Hawkins and Cinderella

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Of the three women, Sadie Hawkins, Betty Boop or Cinderella, which would be more likely to know how to fix her own rims and tires ? How to change the oil in her car, or even just simply check the oil? Which one would know when it is time to switch the windshield wiper blades or when to have her car tuned up? Myths and stories that children grow up with can have a lasting effect on the way girls feel about themselves and the women they grow up to be. Not only this, but they have an effect on how they may be perceived throughout their life.

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5 Of the Best Fun Finger Foods for Road Trip Snacks

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Road trips can be a fun, family-bonding experience, but they can also feel hectic. If you need to get to your destination in a hurry, or want to avoid the unhealthy snacks lurking off of every highway exit, it may be best to pack some fun snacks from your own kitchen.

1. Peanut Butter “Quesadilla”
The first snack is a peanut butter “quesadilla.” Spread a generous amount of peanut butter on one side of a tortilla. This snack is especially fun, and convenient, since you use whatever you might happen to have in the kitchen. Some good topping ideas would be raisins, chocolate chips, … Read the rest

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Women and Stress

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One of the worst things about this modern and fast paced world is that many people now are feeling the effects of being just too stressed out. This is not only an uncomfortable experience but long term stress will cause a myriad of health problems such as high blood pressure, anxiety, belly fat and problems with sleeping .  There are ways though, that many people are gaining a handle on this through relaxation techniques.  These techniques are essential in one’s quest for overall optimal health is increasing the quality of life for many people.

Even when your stress is under control, finding ways to relax should still be a practice in everyday … Read the rest

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Understanding Singapore’s Wedding Rules and Regulations

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Getting married in Singapore is easy and simple once you understand the requirements, rules and information for weddings and marriages in Singapore. Once you have these down, then it will be a breeze to pick a wedding venue Singapore offers its newlyweds.

Everything you need to know about getting married in Singapore is available on-line at the Registry of Marriages (ROM). Any marriage taking place in Singapore, and a few that don’t, must be registered with the ROM. Here are a few tips on how to do that:

First, choose your location: If you plan to have the solemnisation outside of the ROM, then you must choose your own … Read the rest

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