The Royal Birth Provides A Modern Model For Expectant Moms (and Mums!)

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The world watched with great anticipation yesterday as news of the royal birth for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was imminent. Finally at 8:30 pm London time we learned that a little prince was born. Press and tourists waited for the big announcement while camped outside of Buckingham Palace and London's St. Mary's Hospital on the hottest summer day in London since 2006. Expectant mothers likely took notes on the birth as well. It's been widely publicized that the princess wanted to Continue Reading

A lay-off doesn’t mean a love-buster

Today’s guest blog is written by Benjamin Gladden, husband and father of three, who’s currently logging lots of hours in the “What makes for a good marriage and parent” department. He writes from his home in Framingham, Massachusetts. About three years ago I got laid off from a job that I absolutely loved. I could have sat in that chair doing that work for the rest of my life and been very happy. It hadn't been easy managing the care of three children while my wife and I both worked full-time, Continue Reading

Saying “I do” can help your health

Today's guest blog is written by Benjamin Gladden, husband and father of three, who's currently logging lots of hours in the "What makes for a good marriage and parent" department. He writes from his home in Framingham, Massachusetts. “Marriage is hard work,” I recently told my teenage son. “But it’s totally worth it!” My son looked at me somewhat incredulously – “It takes work?” his face seemed to say. My wife and I are going on 17 years so we know firsthand about the work it involves. This Continue Reading

Diagnosis: Healthy.

Overdiagnosed. Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

You feel good, there’s nothing wrong with you. So why are healthy people going to the doctor to find out if they aren’t healthy? What’s all the hype about early diagnosis? A friend of mine recently complained about her upcoming colonoscopy. There are dietary restrictions and instructions not to eat 6 hours before. But why? I thought. She’s healthy. Soon after I noticed other perfectly healthy friends posting on Facebook about their colonoscopy screenings. Has this become a trend? Continue Reading