Compared with uncaffeinated women, those who drank the equivalent of four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and less likely to volunteer their time in church or community groups. But a new study finds that well-caffeinated women have a key health advantage over their more abstemious sisters: They’re less likely to become depressed.
Retirement slammed Carole Jacko. Raising two grandchildren, she’s too young for Medicare and too strapped to pay $600 a month for health insurance.
So when a trip to the emergency room ended with a diagnosis of diabetes, Jacko found a creative solution.
She became a medical guinea pig, offering herself to science in exchange for free medication, free doctor’s visits and even a modest payment.
“It really covers costs,” Jacko said. And the clinic staffers “are very good and professional. ... They keep a good eye on you.”
WASHINGTON — Adding to the devastation of her daughter Clare being stillborn is the fact that Erin Fogarty Owen doesn’t know why: What went wrong in a pregnancy that seemed textbook?
And that unknown means Owen is facing her new pregnancy with as much fear as joy, repeating what she calls sanity sonograms for reassurance that this baby’s still fine.
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