Author: Jennifer E. Landis

What You Need to Know About Your Medical Marijuana Prescription

For decades, marijuana usage has been a controversial topic, with restrictive legislation, back-and-forth media reports and moral vilification. Are you a vagabond or a hippie for wanting to better your health? Now that cannabis has been legally approved in many states for medicinal usage, some people aren’t quite sure how to ask their doctor about getting a prescription. Older generations may feel particularly uncertain how to approach the topic. It’s not the same as scheduling an appointment and requesting a typical prescription for severe migraines. It’s perfectly OK to feel hesitant or anxious about discussing medical marijuana with your...

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What Mommys-to-Be Aren’t Told in Birthing Class

Childbirth is one of the most amazing things you can ever experience, but if you’re a first-time mom, it can be an intimidating event. Most of us have turned to the experienced minds behind our local birthing classes, and while they can be a great resource for learning about breathing techniques and what not to eat, they’re not going to tell you everything you need to know. Here are a few things they won’t tell you in class, but you will probably need to know before that little one makes their entrance into the world. Hospital Isn’t Your Only...

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12 Tips for a Stress-Free Home Remodel

So you’re considering fixing up your home but don’t want to deal with the added stress that comes along with it. Totally understandable. No one wants to set their home up for failure or start a small project only to make the dreadful discovery that more work is needed than you initially expected. Help keep your mind at ease during your home renovation with these stress-free tips. Have a Plan B Always be prepared. Along with renovations come high expectations. You should be prepared during the renovation process if anything goes wrong. If you paint the living room a...

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How to Determine if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

Heroin use is an epidemic that affects people from all walks of life all around the globe, and its impact is growing faster than ever.  In a 10 year period, between 2002 and 2012, heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled and are continuing to rise. It can be hard to imagine that a friend or family member might be struggling with a heroin addiction, but it can impact anyone.  How can you determine if someone you love is using heroin? Risk Factors While heroin addiction can affect anyone, there are risk factors that make an individual more likely to become...

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What Stress Does to Your Body

Stress is a part of life, and you do your best to deal with before it gets the best of you. It’s a natural emotional, mental and physical response to stimuli, which is both good and bad for your health. Responsibilities to family and work, traumatic events and physical illness all elevate stress levels. Some of these stressors go on far too long and exhaust the body’s resources beyond what is necessary to survive. Short-term stress affects you every day and is manageable with mindfulness. Chronic stress threatens your life in the long term, with adverse affects to your...

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