A Misconception of Prescription Medications

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In this day and age, many people are very reliant on prescription medications. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Preventions reports that over 47% of Americans are using at least one prescription drug. This is likely because pharmaceutical companies and physicians are constantly pushing these products on consumers. According to USA Today, the amount of money spent on prescription drugs in 2011 was roughly $320 billion; this represents a 3.7% increase from the previous year.… [Read more]

Placenta. It’s What’s For Dinner

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Ok, maybe not for dinner, per se, but maybe after dinner with your daily vitamins.

That’s right. Women are choosing to ingest their own placentas after they give birth, mostly by way of encapsulation, but a few eat it in things like lasagna as a substitute for the meat.

This phenomenon hit the news late March when January Jones told People Magazine that she chose to “eat” her placenta after having her baby.… [Read more]

Sex and the Single Teen

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Yet another state has yanked funding for Planned Parenthood due to the mistaken impression that all they do is provide abortions. One would think that Planned Parenthood is building an AbortionPlex, complete with waterslides and “Buy 9, Get Your 10th Abortion Free” card. What’s even more troubling? Some states are forcing public school districts to choose between abstinence-plus or abstinence-only education.… [Read more]

Pill Popping

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With all of the recent talk about contraceptive pills and the persistent issue of men attempting to control women’s bodies my thoughts were directed to our access to pills in general. In this country, there’s a pill for just about everything. Years ago if someone felt sick, experienced an emotional setback or needed a little motivation, s/he would call a friend to chat, maybe go out for a drink, get a little kick in the rear-end and/or simply get moving.… [Read more]