Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Single-Celled Parasites – Toxoplasmosis and Cyclosporiasis
by Kimberly Allen, RN Toxoplasmosis When most people hear toxoplasmosis they think ‘that disease that pregnant women get from cats.  However, according to the CDC over 60 million people in the US including men, women and children, have been infected with the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.  It is also... Read more
Preeclamsia
by Kimberly Allen, RN Preeclamsia, formerly known as toxemia is a complication that can occur during pregnancy.  It is more common in first time mothers occurring in approximately 10% of women that are pregnant for the first time.   Most of them suffer from mild preeclampsia, however, approximately 2% have... Read more
Massage and Pregnancy

Most massage therapists start out their careers with a certain idea of what they expect their clientele base to be composed of, but most of the time they are in for some unexpected twists and turns. When I started practicing, my vision of my clientele was mostly working with athletes. I hadn’t really thought about dealing with pathologies or older clients or pregnant women…

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How obesity effects fertility

Obesity is a known risk factor in women as it causes ovulation problems, but new studies have shown that it also contributes to women who ovulate normally…

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