Talk Space / Dr. Paul Turek Asking “Are You Having Kids?” Can Damage a Person’s Mental Health, Here’s Why… May 21, 2018

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Ever been on the receiving end of the following conversations?

It’s Mother’s Day brunch, Thanksgiving, or the Fourth of July picnic, and a well-meaning person sidles up to ask, “When are you having kids?”

Or worse yet, you’re at a networking event and an acquaintance asks the same. As if inquiring about personal reproductive issues is appropriate small talk, let alone in a professional environment where choices about children are complicated (for women especially).

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Food Network/Healthy Eats / Dr. Anna Guanche Meghan Markle Is Making Us All Want to Stock Up on Almonds May 8, 2018

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As we count down to the royal wedding (less than two weeks away!), we’re all glued to all of Meghan Markle’s decisions — from her cake to the wine that will be served — but it turns out a big part of her beauty routine involves what she has been eating for quite a while.

We are what we eat, and Markle has shared that almonds and almond butter are a big part of her diet — turns out it’s also part of why she has such beautiful skin!

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M.D/alert / Dr. Kien Vuu Non-drug expenses boost CAR-T immunotherapy costs May 8, 2018

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Taken together, non-drug and drug costs of the two approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) immunotherapies could result in annual expenditures of more than $3 billion for the U.S. healthcare system, researchers say.

Dr. Immaculada Hernandez of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and colleagues evaluated drug and non-drug costs of tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) and axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta) using various clinical scenarios.

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Prevention / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Does It Work? May 8, 2018

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Acupuncture–the Eastern practice of using super-thin needles to stimulate strategic points on your body–has an interesting health reputation. Traditional practitioners believe the ancient alternative medicine can help re-balance your body’s energy (called “qi”) by directing its flow.

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