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Study links baby birth weight to mother's Vitamin D levels

Mothers' vitamin D levels at a gestation of 26 weeks or less were positively related in a recent study to birth weight and head circumference, and in the first trimester were negatively associated with risk of a baby being born small for age.The...

Drug said to help women who quit smoking curb weight

A medication being tested to help smokers kick the habit also may help avoid the weight gain that is common after quitting—but only in women, according to a study published in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry. Naltrexone, an that...

Giving birth later may reduce risk of aggressive cancer

Younger women who wait at least 15 years after their first menstrual period to give birth to their first child may reduce their risk of an aggressive form of breast cancer by up to 60 percent, according to a study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer an in...

Pelvic exam justification questioned

The pelvic exam, a standard part of a woman's gynecologic checkup, frequently is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified, claim the authors of a University of California San Francisco study that might lay the groundwork for future to a...

Chiropractic clinic here strives to ease pain of pregnancy

Chiropractic clinic here strives to ease pain of pregnancy

Certified chiropractic sports physician Steven Shirley says pregnancy can place painful demands on a woman's body, but those aches might be relieved by visiting a chiropractor or massage therapist when most pain relievers can't be used.The that...

Calculating minimum asset comfort level for retirement

As Americans emerge from the Great Recession, confidence in a future retirement sets in for people who have $250,000 or more in investable assets, says the latest findings from theWells FargoAffluent Retirement Survey.For the survey, Harris of...

Evaluating continuing care

Evaluating continuing care

Seniors face a sometimes daunting process, particularly in evaluating contractual terms, when researching moving into a continuing-care retirement facility, says Richard Sayre, a partner at the Spokane-based Sayre & Sayre PS law firm."It's just...

Guarding your 401(k) nest egg takes some active steps

Guarding your 401(k) nest egg takes some active steps

Safeguarding a 401(k) account goes beyond making a few fund choices and then glancing occasionally at statements, financial advisers here say. Plan participants can take steps to ensure that balances don't erode.The tips include rebalancing at a...

Knowledge is best tool for year-end financial planning

A number of uncertainties limit the ability of business owners, executives, and employees to effectively plan for the future. Although we are generally restricted to a "big picture" vision of what is to come, we can focus on the details of today to...

Investing skepticism still lingers

Four years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the onset of a severe economic recession, and ongoing market turbulence, a lack of faith in equity investing appears to be lingering, even for long-term investors who say thatsaving for their top...

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