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Keeping Fit and Well Features

Lisa Hassan Scott, Wales, UK Photos: Monica Duke   A baby changes everything. A mother’s daily routines change completely, her nights may be restless and old habits necessarily have to alter to work around the newest, neediest member of the household. Self-care and keeping fit often drop off the to-do list altogether. But for a mother’s wellbeing, and for the benefit of her whole family,...

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Breastfeeding: Primary Prevention against Breast Cancer Features

Updated August 2016 Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC, New York, USA Photo: Anna Bondarieva   Breastfeeding protects against breast cancer: primary prevention When experts in disease control talk about prevention, there are three levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The aim of primary prevention is to keep the disease from occurring; secondary prevention focuses on those who have the disease, but are not suffering ill effects from it (or perhaps...

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