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Life After Birth

"New Mom's Survival Guide"

by Jennifer Wider

Wider, a physician and mother of two, publishes conversational books for women. Her new book, written in an accessible question-and-answer format, includes sections on postpartum depression, going back to work and "What's up with my breasts?" Wider's inspiration for the book came during a support group meeting for new moms. "We had all spent nine months of pregnancy strictly monitored by a staff of medical professionals; but once the baby came, we were dropped like hot cakes. Even our families stopped asking how we were feeling!"

De-Stressing Vacations

Men's Health

July/August edition

One benchmark for a good vacation is that moment when someone asks, "What day is it?" and you blissfully answer, "I have no idea." Psychologists call this experience disengagement, and an article called "Leave Your Stress Behind" offers tips on achieving it — during the vacation and afterward. The article offers vacation tips and ideas for extending the afterglow once you've returned home.

Don't Get Burned

"Beware Sunburn Boosters,"

WebMD.com

You've piled on the sunscreen before catching some rays, but is that enough to avoid sunburn? WedMD says some drugs can increase sunlight sensitivity, including certain diabetes medications, diuretics and painkillers, such as Advil and Motrin. Retin-A and alpha hydroxy acids, found in some skin-care products, can also make you more susceptible to burning.

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