Author: 1333-healthvot

What’s for dinner? How about a Quick Coq Au Vin made with tender chicken in a sauce of wine, mushrooms, and bacon? It’s a rustic classic made easy and quick, but still loaded with authentic French flavor. The Best Easy Recipe for Chicken in Wine Winter is upon us, friends, and it’s time for stick-to-your-ribs cooking. For me, that means all kinds of soups, stews, and gravied dishes! I love making rustic dishes like coq au vin on crisp, cold winter days, and this one is one of my very favorites. For this recipe, I take boneless, skinless chicken thighs…

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Bruce Glikas/Getty Jessie J opened up about why she revealed she’d suffered a miscarriage so soon afterwards, sharing, “‘The show must go on’ mentality reacted before the human in me did” Late last month, singer Jessie J took to Instagram to share that she’d suffered a miscarriage a day prior, revealing both that she’d been trying to have a baby on her own and that she learned there was “no longer a heartbeat” after a routine prenatal visit with her doctor. In the since-deleted post, the U.K. native explained that she decided to share the news with fans as she’d…

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When festivities become overwhelming, try these five mindful tips to reclaim some calm 1. Try not to focus on just one day Our anxieties can heighten during the build-up to a special event, then languish when it’s over too quickly. If you can, try to spread the festivities out over the week. Not only does this make it more enjoyable, but you’ll have time to be mindful of your experiences rather than rushing, and dwelling on the next thing to do. 2. Take mindful walks Escapism at its finest, relinquish the cabin fever, and breathe in the crisp winter air.…

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Three new NIEHS-funded studies underscore links between exposures that a child experiences in the womb and effects on health and well-being in later life. The first study, from Columbia University, linked air pollution and material hardship with increased attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the second, researchers at Drexel University found that prenatal supplements may lower the prevalence of autism accompanied by intellectual disability. The third paper reported a potential tool for reversing certain effects of prenatal lead exposure. Air pollution plus economic hardship worsens ADHD Frederica Perera, Dr.P.H., Ph.D., lead author of the air pollution and ADHD study, directs the…

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I struggled for years to find movement I truly love. Here’s how I finally found that at Jazzercise. The ladies at my Jazzercise studio send me a sweet, encouraging postcard after every 25 classes I attend. I’ve struggled my whole life to love exercise. You won’t find me at the hotel gym when I’m on vacation.  I’ve never felt a runner’s high (only runner’s knee). And I’m not one of those people who “just can’t sit still”. I can sit plenty still. Preferably under a blanket watching Netflix. Yet over the years, I’ve aerobicized, spun, down-dogged, and tried pilates. I’ve…

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It might be shocking to know people are asking, “Is my vagina too fat to give birth?”, but if you’re one of them, you’re not alone!  Unbelievably, some OB-GYNs and midwives (as in trained medical professionals!) are actually telling patients their vagina is too fat to give birth. When Miranda was pregnant with her second child, she wanted a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).  “Around seven weeks into my pregnancy, my OB-GYN said that my vagina was probably too fat for a vaginal birth. And that there was a risk I could die trying.” Thankfully, Miranda fired that doctor and…

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How to put on a festive bird buffet this winter There’s nothing quite like winter for comfort food: Sunday roasts, warm apple pie, a mug of hot chocolate by the fire. And that’s just for the humans – did you know, you can help spread the festive gastronomic joy with your local birds, too? Any additional food you can give birds will be particularly appreciated during these colder months, with most of their normal food sources such as worms, seeds, and berries becoming very difficult to find – and they also need additional calories just to stay warm. This doesn’t…

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Auerbach spoke frequently on the complex and highly technical modeling approach discussed at the peer review meeting. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw) Experts in toxicogenomics and bioinformatics met Oct. 23-25 at NIEHS to review a new approach, proposed by scientists from the National Toxicology Program (NTP), for analyzing and interpretating chemical potency. If adopted by the toxicogenomics community, the new method will accelerate the process of determining the biological potency of specific chemicals — that is, the exposure level below which a toxic response is unlikely to occur. “We can potentially use that dose, identified in these new studies, to determine…

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Hunting for appropriate shows for tweens or young teens that you’ll like too? Here are nine of our recent favorites. Finding shows for tweens and young teens is tough enough. Animated shows may seem too babyish to them. But what older teens are binging may be riddled with content you’d rather save for a later age. It’s even tougher if you like to watch shows together. Something your tween or young teen enjoys that you actually look forward to seeing too? Feels like you could spend all evening scrolling for that unicorn. To make it easier, I compiled nine great…

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It’s time to reframe how we talk about plus size pregnancy risks. When someone is trying to conceive or is newly pregnant, they’re eager to have a deeper understanding of the risks they face during pregnancy. However, when you’re plus size, the information available is overwhelming, often confusing, and sometimes downright alarming! From gestational diabetes and hypertension to preeclampsia, you scroll through article after article only to read all the scary increased risks associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI). It’s easy to question if it’s even possible to have a healthy outcome during pregnancy in a plus…

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