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  • Walk In Clinics May Be The Solution Your Busy Schedule Needs

    April 4th, 2014

    Midst the changing climate of the medical care industry, walk in clinics are becoming more popular. Emergency rooms are becoming more crowded, causing longer wait times than in the past. Doctor’s offices book appointments months in advance. When you need medical care for something, you may find yourself wondering about that walk in clinic that you drive by on the way to work.
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    Your time is valuable, and you want to make sure that you are getting the most benefit [...]

  • Treatment Options For Rectal Cancer

    February 27th, 2014

    There are a wide range of rectal cancer treatment options, and the treatment will depend on the stage of cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments may be given for cases of rectal cancer, regardless of stage. Both forms of treatment can be used to make tumors smaller and easier to remove. In general, chemotherapy and radiation may be used after the surgical removal of cancer to increase the likelihood that all cancer cells have been removed from the body.
    Surgical options are [...]

  • What Should I Consider When Looking For A Hearing Aid?

    February 27th, 2014

    Due to the importance of the appliance, selecting Widex hearing aids in Abingdon VA is not as simple as choosing the first one you see. There are several steps to finding the right aid including a trial process. Once you have found the right hearing aid though, you will be more than grateful you took the time to get the best aid for your hearing loss.
    One of the first considerations that should be made when shopping for hearing aids [...]

  • An Allergist In Broomfield CO Can Help

    February 27th, 2014

    An allergist in Broomfield CO is a specialist who handles all types of cases of allergies. These cases can include such things as seasonal allergies, hay fever, animal allergies, food allergies, and even respiratory disabilities such as asthma.
    When a person visits the Allergy & Asthma Clinic in Broomfield, the allergist has methods to try and figure out the cause of an allergy. Sometimes the patient has already figured out some things on their own, but other times people visit [...]

  • I Wanted Bigger Breasts

    February 27th, 2014

    I have been flat chested for as long as I can remember. I was able to wear my first training bra all through high school and then started wearing padded bras after that. I have been wearing bras with extra padding and wires for several years and I was just tired of squishing all of my skin to make it look like I had an ounce of cleavage. I wanted the real thing and finally worked up the courage to [...]

  • Being A Pregnant Woman Can Be Scary Enough

    February 27th, 2014

    Taking your pregnant wife to see the OBGYN in Cincinnati for the first time can be a bit stressful for both you and her. There are a few things that you can do to prepare her for what to expect during the appointment. It is important to take your time to be as delicate as you can, as your wife may be scared because of things that she has heard.
    Be Patient
    We all know that patience is a virtue, but [...]

  • What Is Pediatric Care?

    February 27th, 2014

    A pediatrician in Springdale OH can offer special medical care for kids with serious illnesses. Palliative care offered by pediatricians focuses of relieving the symptoms of illnesses, both physical and mental, so as to aid in a faster recovery. This care should be given to children who are sick regardless of what they are ailing from, and it should focus on improving their lives and the lives of their families. Caring for children with chronic conditions can be tough for [...]

Inheriting Our Views

It’s no surprise to anyone that we inherit physical traits from our parents, even mannerisms, but we also pick up a great number of beliefs and unconscious assumptions from our parents. And that extends to body image. If your parents constantly tear down our bodies, or their own bodies, you begin to view bodies that same way. What if we taught children that each body is different, and each is amazing in its own right?

Foods as Friends

The stereotypical body image disorders are inextricably tied to food. Anorexics don’t eat enough, and bulimics purge whatever they do. The psychology of these disorders turns out to be complex, but no one denies an unhealthy relationship to food. Our bodies need the nutrients in foods, not just the calories, and we should listen to our bodies, and eat a balanced diet, as well as indulge once in a while.

But What About Women?

I'm not trying to discount the experiences of women. Women have been scrutinized based on their appearances for the entirety of our media-saturated culture’s existence (and long, long before), and men have never faced that kind of pressure. However, the core issue is the same: learning to appreciate our bodies in healthy ways. There’s no reason we can’t help each other. I simply want to provide a specific place for men to feel they can go.