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What if you only got one? What would you do with it? Who would you see? How would you act? Where would you go?
March is Endometriosis Awareness month. What is Endometriosis? How do you know if you have it?
Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body. These cells respond to monthly hormonal changes the same way as cells still inside the uterus, they grow, and sometimes even bleed a little along with the regular blood flow. This causes pain.
Endometriosis is often misdiagnosed, or undiagnosed. Endometriosis is known as the “unknown illness”, it affects over six million women and endometriosis can affect fertility later on in life. Endometriosis is a common gynecological diagnosis and most cases are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 35. If you are experiencing pain and heavy periods monthly tell your doctor. Detecting and treating endometriosis early can help with the future of your fertility and alleviate painful menstruation.
It's about a month into the New Year. Do you already wish you had a do-over for your New Year's Resolutions?
If so, you're in luck. You do. February 10th is the Chinese lunar New Year. The celebration of the New Year, the Spring Festival, is China's longest and most important holiday. Because it is based on a different calendar, it falls on a different date between January 21 and February 20 every year. You can think of Spring Festival as Christmas and New Year all rolled into one. Just like our holiday season, it's a time of celebration, visiting family and friends, giving gifts and preparing for the next year.Chinese Lunar New Year: Spring Festival
In China, there are many New Year's traditions during the 15-day Spring Festival. Many people clean their homes to sweep away the past year and usher in the next. Oftentimes family members travel home for a visit. Children receive red envelopes, called hóngbo in Mandarin, filled with money from their relatives. People hang red lanterns outside their homes to bring happiness and good luck. On Chinese New Year's Eve families gather for a huge meal and enjoy "lucky" foods together. And, of course, there are fireworks.