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  • Mother with Postpartum Depression Photo - LocateADocPostpartum depression also referred to as PPD or postnatal depression is classified as a form of clinical depression which can affect men and women following childbirth. Studies show that incidence among mothers is between 5%-25% and 1%-10% among fathers up to the child’s first birthday. However, as much as 25% of fathers experience postpartum depression between three and six months after the birth of their child. The rationale behind the methodological differences is unclear.

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  • Surgeon General Warning Quit Smoking Picture - LocateADoc.comQuitting smoking is tough. Tobacco contains nicotine, which gives a temporary and addictive high. This makes smoking a physical addiction, the need of the body to get its regular nicotine fix. Nicotine withdrawals can be painful for some, but there are ways to get around it.

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  • Woman brushing teeth for dental health picture - LocateADoc.comYou may not think it’s an absolute necessity, but your oral health is just as significant as your overall wellness. Fact is, this is one reason dentists never run out of business. The answer is pretty obvious – their services are not an option for people to ignore or else sooner than later you will be forced to pay the dentist a visit, either from incessant toothache, decay or social embarrassment from mouth odor. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), about 50% of Americans visit their dentists each year and most of them have excellent overall health status.

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  • Low testosterone depressed male picture - LocateADoc.comTestosterone is a hormone that is responsible for stimulating sperm production, building muscle and bone mass, and sex drive. It is produced in the testicles and influences fat distribution, hair growth, bone density and red blood cell production for men.

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  • Banana Weight Loss Photo - LocateADoc.com - source http://goo.gl/St47RQWeight-loss surgery helps people who have tried everything to lose weight such as exercise and diet-control. It is very effective in reducing significant amount of weight in obese and severely obese people. Commonly known as bariatric surgery, it is proved to have long-term health benefits.

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