Tricia Whitsitt

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How to Find Your Motivation Again: The Importance of 'Persisting' Rather Than 'Starting Over'

A few days ago, I was reading an essay by Stephen Jay Gould, <i>Bully for brontosaurus. Reflections in natural history</i>. (Not that I read this kind of essays every day, but for some reason I have always suffered the charm of the subject.) In a chapter of the book, the author was trying to explain why it …


In 'Eating Lab,' A Psychologist Spills Secrets On Why Diets Fail

As soon as Traci Mann's new book, <i>Secrets From The Eating Lab,</i> hit bookstores, I ordered my copy.<p>As the author of a no-diet book myself, I was eager to read what one of the leading researchers on the psychology of eating, dieting and self-control had to say about why diets fail to bring about …

Holistic Medicine

Menopausal Symptoms and Non-Hormonal Therapy

<b>PATIENT QUESTION:</b> Is there anything that can be done for menopausal symptoms that doesn't include taking hormones? I've had breast cancer in the past so am unable to take hormones, but I wake up nearly every night because of night sweats and have occasional hot flashes during the day.<p><b>ANSWER:</b> There …

Women's Health

Here's How Revolting Your Contact Lenses Are

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Holistic Medicine

Contact Lenses May Be Changing The Bacteria In Your Eyes

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>Published: May 31, 2015 01:44pm ET on LiveScience.<p>Wearing contact lenses may change the community of bacteria living in your eyes, according to a small new study.<p>In the study, the surface of the eye in the people who wore contact lenses had triple the proportion of certain …

Immune System

Could You Have Lyme Disease and Not Even Know It?

Lyme disease can easily go undiagnosed, mainly because the symptoms are diverse and easily misattributed. When this happens, you can develop what Gaito calls "late-stage or chronic" Lyme disease, which is less likely to respond to antibiotics, resulting in ongoing, potentially debilitating …

7 Signs You Need to Try Another Bra Size

Though Kaplan recommends getting professionally fitted for a bra once a year, you can assess how your goods look in your current bra with the pointers below from Kaplan. Are your boobs hanging tight—or are they ready for an upgraded boulder holder?


Consider Yourself Very Lucky if You Don’t Have One of These 5 Vaginal Disorders

Women with vulvodynia experience chronic pain at the opening of the vagina. We’re not just talking about a dull ache; the pain is often described as being an intense burning sensation, says Hoffman. The worst part is, it’s unclear what’s behind it. “Glands at the opening of the vagina become …