Doctor’s Opinion: How My Experience With Post-Partum Depression Helps Me Relate to Patients

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I just had my baby and thankfully, all is going well. He’s thriving and I am having a much better post-partum experience this time than with my daughter. Despite lingering blood-pressure issues, carpal tunnel syndrome in my dominant hand and the stress of all the baby weight I want to lose, I am happy. I didn’t think it possible to feel this way, having struggled with my mood after my first pregnancy.   

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The Top 5 Worst Excuses We’ve All Used to Skip The Gym

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Sure, there are some valid excuses to skip the gym. They look like something like these: I’m injured, I’ve hit the gym every day this week and I need a day to rest, I’m dying of the flu, my BFF is in town for 24 hours and I’m going to spend every millisecond with her and a few bottles of champagne (Okay, we’ll call this one borderline), etc. But there are also those totally invalid, my-dog-ate-my-homework excuses that we all know are BS, but use anyway. They look something like these:

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Free BYOB Yoga Class Friday Night at SWEAT Fitness

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It’s hard to squeeze in a Friday afternoon workout when, come 5 o’clock, happy hour is just screaming your name. But thanks to SWEAT Fitness, this weekend you don’t have to choose between working out and boozing it up: This Friday, SWEAT Fitness’ South Philly location is hosting a BYOB Vinyasa yoga class. And this class beats even the cheapest of happy hours, because it’s totally free!

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What Not to Say When Someone Tells You They Have Cancer

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Ardmore-based Breastcancer.org posed the following question to its Facebook fans yesterday: “What is the one thing you DO NOT want to hear when you tell someone you have cancer?”

Not surprisingly, the question got a ton of responses from cancer patients and survivors, who shared what resonated and jarred them when they told their friends, family members and coworkers that they’d been diagnosed with cancer. I thought we might all be able to learn a thing or two from their posts, so here is a selection of the most insightful responses. Click on the link above to see the full list.

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How Many Calories Are in Domino’s New Speciality Chicken Fried Chicken Pizzas?

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Photo via Domino’s/Facebook

I’m having a hard time coming up with words to describe the new Specialty Chicken dishes that just made their debut on Domino’s menus nationwide. They’re, like, long, skinny logs of fried chicken pieces covered in sauce, cheese, veggies and meat. My instinct is to call them smothered fried chicken piles (Can you see why I’m not a product marketer? Gross.), but other people are referring to them as “pizza with a breaded chicken crust”—basically, all the makings of a pizza, except, instead of a traditional crust, the base for these dishes are pieces of fried chicken. In other words, they are smothered fried chicken piles. See?

Whatever you choose to call them, I thought it only fair, in the spirit of our many “How Many Calories Are In…” posts (for your reading pleasure: here, here, here and here) to check out the nutrition facts for the pizza-like Specialty Chicken dishes everybody’s buzzing about. They come in four flavors: Classic Hot Buffalo, Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple and Sweet BBQ Bacon.

Here’s the nutritional breakdown, as well as ingredient lists:

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