It’s that time of year when sugar is a mainstay ingredient in our food and festivities- even more than it usually is. From Halloween up until New Year’s, we enjoy all the carbs. But watch out. Research says sugar can increase anxiety. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo Pumpkin Pie and Christmas cookies this holiday season. But it does mean you should manage your sugar intake to protect your mental wellbeing. 

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Maternal and neonatal care in the US needs improvement. In the last two decades, there’s been a 50 percent increase in severe maternal complications. And close to half of all US counties are without a obstetrician-gynecologist. It gets even worse in rural areas. And one study is suggesting a solution to the dire situation in the US: more midwives. They could potentially reduce maternal and infant mortality rate.

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