Why is My Body Changing?
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Cellulite
Despite eating right and exercising daily, Cassandra, 36, has developed cellulite on the back of her thighs that she just can't get rid of. "I thought cellulite was for old ladies," she says. "Why is my body changing?"

See what causes cellulite.

Ways to prevent the unsightly dimples.

Punishments for Children

Spanking is a controversial style of punishment. But is verbal abuse actually worse for a child?

How do you discipline your child?


Ways to Treat Cellulite
Cellupulse

Coffee grounds
Derma Roller
SmoothShapes
Velashape
Butt the Bomb cellulite treatment
Adjusted radio frequency


Pregnancy
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and terrifying changes women face. Get the know-how to ensure a worry-free pregnancy.


New moms reveal to moms-to-be what to expect during and after pregnancy.

OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains how pregnancy changes your body.

Learn the most common post-pregnancy body changes and how you can minimize them. 

5-Minute Health Fixes

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Vaginal Dryness
Sixty percent of women will experience vaginal dryness during menopause, but that's not the only cause. Dryness can occur due to childbirth, surgery, immune disorders, cancer therapies and certain allergy and anti-depressant medications.


"This can be very, very irritating," Dr. Lisa says. "It's the estrogen that drives the [vagina], and it's what keeps the walls of the vagina thick, elastic and lubricated. It's really important to have estrogen [levels up]. If the estrogen's not around, or other things are causing vaginal dryness, you really need to treat it."


Solutions for Vaginal Dryness
Vitamin E Capsules: Break the capsules open, or puncture it with a pin, and apply the liquid to the affected area. The capsules ensure the vitamin E is pure and sterile.
Estrogen Replacement: Talk to your doctor about tablets, creams or vaginal rings to elevate your estrogen levels.

Before using vitamin E capsules or estrogen replacement, see a doctor to make sure the dryness isn't being caused by other problems, such as a yeast infection.


"And again, women," Dr. Lisa says, "you've got to use it, or lose it. The vagina is a muscle. So if you keep using it, you can prevent this, too, as you get older."

Voice Changing

A cracking voice is an embarrassing change all young men experience. Learn why it happens, and when to expect it to end.




Rock What You've Got
Many kids face body-image issues as they reach their teens, but children are becoming self-conscious much younger. Approximately 40 percent of first to third graders report a desire to be thinner!


Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of actor and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, faced the same insecurities every teen deals with. In her new book,
Rock What You've Got, Katherine tells young girls they are not alone.

"I think media definitely has a huge impact on the way young girls view themselves," Katherine says. "The media's in charge of bombarding young girls with these images of what they think is absolute perfection, and that's a size zero.


"I think we all go through [body changes] at different times, so I think a lot of young girls think they're the only one that's going through it, which is exactly how I felt," she continues. "I really wanted to write this book to let girls know you're not alone, you're going to get through it, and you're going to be totally fine."


• Katherine shares an inspiring message with teens struggling with body image.

• Read an excerpt from Rock What You've Got!


Body Fixes
Learn how to fix your embarrassing body issues!

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