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Shepell·fgi E-Counseling Check Your Eligibility Shepell·fgi E-Counselling is available free of charge to all individuals who are eligible for Shepell·fgi E-Counselling as part of their EAP benefits. In order to ensure that individuals accessing E-Counselling are Shepell·fgi clients and eligible for this service, we require all users to complete a registration form. How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? The American Academy of Pediatrics has renewed advice to pregnant women: do not drink alcohol, not even a little bit, not at all. The update of an old warning from the US surgeon general is meant as a best practices paper for clinicians, but also a warning to American mothers-to-be, the paper’s lead author said. “The real measure [of how safe alcohol is] is how much are you willing to compromise the potential health and well-being of this baby,” said Dr Janet Williams, lead author of the survey to be published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.

Dear parents, you are being lied to. Note: The content of this article was written by Dr. Jennifer Raff for her blog, Violent Metaphors. It is being rehosted here with permission. You can click on the above hyperlink to view the original and engage in the lively discussion in the comments section. In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post. Dear parents,

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Weak Brain Connections May Link Premature Birth And Later Disorders Researchers have used MRI scanners to learn that preemies are born with weak connections in some critical brain networks. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Researchers have used MRI scanners to learn that preemies are born with weak connections in some critical brain networks.

5 powerful antibiotics that don't require a prescription (NaturalNews) Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed "medicines" today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics. Garlic has been used medicinally by cultures around the world for thousands of years. In fact, it was used in the 1700s to ward off plague. Life Insurance Kickback Scheme This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced that an investigation she launched in April of 15 major annuity providers revealed an industry-wide kickback scheme where agents steer customers into possibly-inferior financial products favored by a life insurance company in return for lucrative personal rewards. Agents who pushed clients into favored financial products received rewards from the annuity providers including free luxury cruises, trips to the Latin America and Europe, and other gifts. 13 of the 15 annuity providers investigated admitted to offering such kickbacks. One of the 13 who admitted involvement in the scheme was American International Group (AIG). The conflicts of interest problem in the life insurance industry is part of a larger problem in the financial services industry as a whole. Senator Warren’s report [PDF] details a culture where kickbacks are the norm with disclosure nowhere in sight.

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