Posts by Locke Hughes

How Does Stress Affect Your Fertility?

Stress and Fertility

Stress comes in many forms. A fight with a family member. Looming deadlines at work. An unfair boss. Financial worries. You probably already know how stress can affect you physically. For example, maybe you tend to over-eat when stressed; or perhaps you don’t eat at all. But there’s another sneaky side effect of stress on…

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Are Tampons Really Bad for You?

It’s a rite of passage every woman goes through: getting your first period. But once the initial shock of puberty wears of, it becomes just another monthly responsibility. Most of us have become accustomed to using our go-to feminine hygiene product, which tends to be tampons. In fact, using them becomes such a regular routine…

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The Medicine Cabinet Series: Amy, a Yoga Teacher and Mom of Two

The Medicine Cabinet Series was created to give you a unique look at the everyday lives and wellness routines of a diverse group of women from around the country. Dive in for a candid approach to wellness unlike any other. Meet Amy Guidi, a yoga instructor, barre teacher, and certified trainer living in Boston. She’s…

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IUDs vs. The Pill: Which Birth Control Is Better for You?

Nearly 60 years ago, in 1960, the birth control pill made its historic debut. Initially, it was celebrated as women around the world could finally take control of their fertility. But as more and more choices to prevent pregnancy have entered the market, many women have started to question — or even disavow — their…

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Is It a Cold or The Flu?

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You sense it as soon as you wake up. Your throat feels scratchy. Your head is stuffy. Your nose is dripping. Ugh, I have a cold, you think to yourself. Or is it the flu?!  If you’re not sure whether your symptoms signify a cold or the flu, you’re not the only one. It can be…

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How Does PCOS Affect Fertility?

PCOS and Fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects approximately 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Symptoms include infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, as well as excess male hormone (androgen) levels. “Some woman may experience acne and unusual/extra hair growth, but this does not happen to all women with PCOS,” says Dr. Lori…

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Why Resolutions Don’t Work — And What to Do Instead

“The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” — Melody Beattie Many of us begin every new year with high hopes. In fact, 45% of Americans say they usually set New Year’s Resolutions, according to Inc. And we usually start strong:…

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The Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins

It’s a new year — and chances are you’re adding a few new habits to your daily routine. Hopefully, one of these involves taking your Binto supplements (if you’re not already!). If so, you might be wondering when is the best time to take your vitamins. Good news: We’ve got you covered — and it’s…

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7 Tips for a Happier and Healthier Holiday Break

Have a Healthier and Happier Holiday

‘Tis the season to be merry. But for many of us, it can also be the season to feel stressed, and even sad. If you’re feeling down this holiday season, you’re not alone. According to a Healthline survey, 61 percent of millennials feel some stress during the holidays. But let’s be real: No one’s holiday…

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