Health & Fitness

Surrogate Mothers Bring Gift Of Life To Parents

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Lacey Tipton is a superwoman. As a gestational carrier, the stay-at-home mom of two young children carried to term a 7-pound baby for a couple that previously had been unable to have children. “Carrying someone else’s baby is pretty phenomenal,” Lacey said. “When I saw the …

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Nurses Appreciation Week Celebrates An Essential Vocation

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Around the world, very few individuals and industries have escaped from the COVID-19 pandemic unscathed. Nursing, in particular, has faced the pandemic’s effects. The field of nursing has had a reckoning, with nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home care sometimes facing long hours, …

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Holidays Can Be A Challenge For Those In Recovery

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — ’Tis the season for family gatherings, parties and holiday cheer, but this time of year can be difficult for people in addiction treatment. Weeks of temptation and stress can derail recovery and even lead to relapse. Losing ground during the holidays isn’t inevitable. Creating a plan …

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Women Share Their Personal Experiences With Drinking

BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER — One size does not fit all when it comes to decisions about drinking.  Choosing whether to consume alcohol is as individual a choice as each person and each person’s experience with it.  The following women share their experiences with alcohol and the decisions they have …

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Women Bear Brunt Of Alcohol’s Adverse Health Effects

BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER— It is easy for women to find an alcoholic beverage suited just for them. There’s low-carb, low-calorie, fruit-flavored, sophisticated lady drinks and pretty pink varieties – targeting female consumers in order to maintain an active female consumer base. The marketing is working for the alcohol industry, …

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