How Sweet It Is!


Life threw Pam Burbey a curve ball this past winter when she found out she had a life changing diagnosis of Diabetes. Not a stranger to the "curve balls" dealt in life she drew from past experience and recognized that although you can't control what pops up in life, you can control how you react to it. In just a few short months she has gained control back of her health and she … [Read more...]

For Women Only: It’s Your Health Plan

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It isn't easy being a woman. Our complex reproductive parts, fluctuating hormones, pregnancy woes, and propensity for brittle bones are a pain in the posterior. As if these problems are not enough, the fairer sex must worry about women's cancers too. And no one seems to be able to tell when we are suffering from a heart attack. Yes, being a female means having to deal with a … [Read more...]

Dr. Silvio Aladjem Answers Your Questions ~ March/2014

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The doctor is in! This past December we announced that Imperfect Women would be partnering with Dr. Silvio Aladjem to bring you a column featuring Dr. Aladjem answering your questions of medical interest related to pregnancy.  We are excited to bring you this new feature and hope that you are able to benefit from it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Question from C.R.:  My question is not … [Read more...]

Foster Care and Genetic Testing

Foster Care,Genetic Testing

There are over 400,000 children in the foster care system in the United States. Many of these children are unable to access their family health history and therefore have no idea what diseases they might be predisposed to. Fortunately, there are advancements in DNA testing and these advancements are now available in home testing kits. These kits can provide valuable … [Read more...]

Ways that Housekeeping Can Be a Form of Meditation


By Ashley Hardway For many of us, it can be quite strenuous to care for a child while trying to keep the career in check without someone to lean on. The days can seem to last forever as one problem after another comes across your path. While some have other ideas of relieving the levels of stress throughout any given day, housekeeping can be greatly rewarding as a form of … [Read more...]

Stevia vs. Aspartame: The Sweet & Dirty Truth


This is a sponsored post. Stevia and Aspartame are two of the most popular and controversial sugar-free sweeteners on the market but are vastly different for many reasons. Stevia rebaudiana is a shrub native to South America and has been uses as a sweetener and medicinally for hundreds of years. It has also been approved as a food additive and used in other countries such … [Read more...]

Assisted Living Versus Living at Home: A Guide to Making an Informed Decision

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This is a sponsored post. Moving a parent or family member to assisted living can be a difficult decision for everyone involved. Although that decision can be a complex one that involves both emotional and physical participation, the bottom line is that you want your loved one to feel both safe and well. If your loved one is showing signs that living at home is a strain, … [Read more...]

Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo Care

By Silvio Aladjem MD You may or may not have ever heard of Kangaroo Care (KC).  Its name was inspired by the Kangaroo, the Australian creature that stands erect on its two hind legs and has two short front legs. The female has an external abdominal pouch.  Kangaroos give birth prematurely, and the newborn kangaroo climbs into the mother’s pouch where it remains until its … [Read more...]

Sudafed’s OPEN UP™ App – Get Sinus Relief!

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Get Sinus Relief With Sudafed  and try out the Sudafed OPEN UP™ app on Facebook  for a chance to win $5,000! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed. ♫ Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you no man ask for Under pressure -that burns a building down Splits a family in two Puts people on streets Under pressure Pressure ♫ ~  Queen Sinus … [Read more...]

Road Rage: 4 Ways to Avoid Getting Too Emotional on the Road

Road Rage

All too often, people get in a fight over a stupid incident on the road. This is the result of both parties acting foolishly and not thinking clearly. Fortunately, with these four tips, a motorist can, with ease, avoid losing his or her temper. Watch out: When driving down the road, one will, inevitably, see people who do not know what they are doing. While it is … [Read more...]