Should Women Who Give Birth to Addicted Babies Be Prosecuted?
The Doctors debate a new Tennessee state law that allows mothers who use illegal drugs during pregnancy to be charged with assault, if their babies are born addicted, harmed or die as a result of the drug use.
Woman Flaunts Her Body on Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood is known for its fit, thin and beautiful celebrities, so when Amani, who weighs 260 pounds, struts down Hollywood Boulevard in her bikini, she draws a lot of attention — some positive and some negative. Amani says she wants to show that it’s OK to accept your body, no matter your size.
“I’m not here to promote obesity. I’m here to say, ‘Yes, I’m an overweight woman, but I’m also trying to teach and emphasize self-love because you need that first, then the weight can come after,’” Amani tells The Doctors.
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Summertime Myth or Reality?
Facebook Photo Identifies Girl’s Vision Disorder
When Tara posted a cute photo of her 3-year-old daughter, Rylee, on Facebook, she didn’t expect the reaction she got.
“Within an hour of posting the picture, we received a message from one of my friends saying, ‘Hey, I noticed your daughter’s eye is glowing. It could be a sign that something is wrong,’” Tara says.
Tara took her daughter to a pediatric ophthalmologist, who did a vision test. When the doctor covered Rylee’s right eye, she said, “'Mama, I can’t see the pictures,'” Tara recalls. “At that point, I realized that she couldn’t see out of her left eye.”
A specialist diagnosed Rylee with Coats' disease, a rare condition in which the retinal capillaries break, leaking cholesterol into the back of the eye. The cholesterol causes the retina to swell, leading to detachment of the retina.
“We did catch it before she completely lost all vision in her left eye,” Tara says.
Healthy Food Fights
Women's Health magazine Editor-in-Chief Michele Promaulayko joins The Doctors to help officiate a food fight:
Flax seeds vs. chia seeds? Strawberries vs. watermelon? Feta cheese vs. low-fat cheddar? Which would you choose in a food fight for the most healthy food title? Learn which foods pack the biggest nutritional punch.
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More important information from Women’s Health:
Put Sleepless Nights to Rest
Do you suffer from occasional sleeplessness? A lack of sleep can have adverse effects on your physical and mental well-being.
An over-the-counter, non-habit-forming sleep aid may be an effective way get your normal routine back on track.
Consult your doctor for more information about treating sleep deprivation.
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Do you have bunions or corns on your feet? Podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine, author of My Feet are Killing Me, suggests the best pair of shoes for three women, who each suffer from a different foot problem.
For more information about different foot conditions, visit: institutebeaute.com.