Archive for the ‘Self-defense’ Category

Relief from Hot Flashes with Soy

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Hot flashes are one of the most annoying symptoms of menopause. Although they will eventually go away on their own, many women desire more rapid relief. (more…)

Polyps in Stomach

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Q.What are the causes of gastric polyps? Are they something to be concerned about?

A.Gastric polyps are small protrusions in the lining of the stomach, often similar in appearance to the polyps found in the colon. It is not unusual for people to have gastric polyps. In fact, such polyps are detected in up to 25 percent of patients who undergo an upper endoscopy examination. (more…)

British Fertility Rate Has Improved Since

Monday, May 16th, 2011

A research study in the June 3 issue of the British medical journal The Lancet should go a long way toward reassuring those who believe environmental pollution or other factors are adversely affecting reproductive health. (more…)

Unwritten Rules of the Workout

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Exercising at a health club has real advantages — you have access to a wide variety of equipment, classes and staff members who can provide fitness instruction. But, because you are sharing the facilities with others, you should follow some rules of etiquette to help make it a safe and pleasant environment for everyone. (more…)

One Grand Dame

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Of course, it’s been said that a man’s home is his castle. What does that make the royal consort? Perhaps you’d like to make it official. Perhaps you’d like to rule solo. Instead of looking for a title in the bookstore, perhaps you deserve a title of your own. Read more of Roberta Beach Jacobson in “Chocolate for a Woman’s Dreams”


Sibling Rivalry and a Special Needs Child

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

My six-year-old daughter seems to prefer her two-year-old sister to her four-year-old sister. The two-year-old is very advanced for her age, while the four-year-old has a speech impairment that has affected her social abilities. My six-year-old not only shuns her sister she is also hurtful to her — pinching, hitting, taking favorite items from her.


Big Women on Campus

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Guess what problem is giving college administrators nightmares this admissions season? No, it’s not frat hazing, binge drinking or the out-of-control cost of tuition. What really scares higher educators right now, according to a New York Times survey, is the increasing presence of women on campus.


Effectively Using Elbows As A Weapon

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Almost everyone has had some irritating person come up behind him or her and grab in a bear hug. This person may be a friend, some drunken fool at a bar or an assailant. Regardless of who it is, the main urge is to get the grabber off of you as quickly as possible. One of the easiest and most effective ways of doing this is to use your elbows.