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Climbing Mount Everest

Climbing Mount Everest I believe the current criterion is that if a heterosexual couple has unprotected sexual intercourse for at least 12 months with no resulting pregnancy, then the couple is considered infertile. Recently I have seen a number of women who have been labeled infertile for any number of reasons. In those women's lives, there is nothing more psychologically distressing. Infertility stresses the most central relationship of their life, it disturbs their daily activities, it... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog Of late, it seems as if I see more men complaining of fatigue, lack of drive and losing their interest in sexual activity. It is not eighty year-old men, it is men in their early twenties to late thirties. Some young men are in their late adolescence. There is no question that circulating testosterone levels tend to drop with advancing age, but this well recognized age related phenomenon does not explain the massive drops men are experiencing. Men are taught from an... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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A Simple Act Of Kindness

A Simple Act Of Kindness When a mother rat abandons her offspring, what happens to her pups? Without an attentive mother nearby, an immature rodent experiences an increase in their glucocorticoid (cortisol) levels during stress. They also experience impaired recovery after stress. Maternal rat abandonment also leads to impaired learning and memory in her pup. What happens if the rat's mother is around, but she is inattentive; she grooms her baby rat infrequently. The ill nurtured pup... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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