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Health & Fitness, Parenting

The Health & Science of Fidget Spinners

More ubiquitous than motorcycles on a hot Sunday in Western Mass, fidget spinners are everywhere!!!

As parents unload the contents of their wallets into this latest promise for Peace and Quiet™, many wonder if fidget spinners really bring anything to the table. Let’s review some of the promises of this latest of wonder-cures for that itchy late-capitalism sensation…

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LGBT, Parenting

3 Tips for Parents of Trans Children

Transitioning is not a singular experience. When one person transitions, everyone around them transitions. When you’re not expecting it, it could blindside you – especially if it’s your own child. But trust us, you don’t have to be scared. It’s a transformative experience watching someone’s true self emerge, and instead of being terrified of messing it up – celebrate! Here are three tips for how to handle your child’s transition.

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Health & Fitness

Ode to the Jockstrap

Our story begins in Europe during the Middle Ages, a period of time when humans were at their absolute worst behavior. All bets were off.

Between burning women for practicing medicine and using leeches to drain blood in response to even the slightest symptom, men would often wear codpieces to accentuate the genitalia as a means of intimidating combatants during hand-to-hand combat and trade agreements. It was not designed for comfort, protection, or sport.

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Back Pain, Maternity

Exercises for Back Ache in Pregnant Mothers

As an expectant parent gets further and further into pregnancy, the weight they must carry grows exponentially. The average size of a baby with forty weeks gestation is seven and a half pounds. Add in any additional pounds gained during the process and your back becomes a hub for stress. When the pain killer options available to you are slim to none, what do you do? Your doctor may recommend doing simple exercises to keep the part of your body moving, and naturally some rest! See three exercises that you can do to help relieve back ache below:

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BackPain
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Back Pain

The Guilt of Back Pain

Back pain is such a common ailment that a study in 2012 found that Lower Back Pain (LBP) was the most common cause of disability worldwide. Other studies show that people who suffer from LBP suffer from the following mental conditions as a direct result: depression, catastrophic cognition, fear of moving or activity, and beliefs about healing. When treated for these conditions, LBP improvement is minimal. A new study is researching the effects of diagnostic uncertainty and guilt related to pain, as an alternative to treatment. Scientists believe with targeting these two areas that patients will see a drastic improvement in overall condition.

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Incontinence

What should I know before purchasing Incontinence Pants?

For some of us, incontinence can be a second full-time job. For some it can be an old friend who needs your help at the most inconvenient times. No matter the severity, you cannot mess this up. At work, out on the town, or even in the car; an accident is an embarrassing and unwanted happenstance. We get this, so we created a small guide that helps you think about what you need from your incontinence pants.

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