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Category: Holidays

Gearing Up For Family Gatherings When You Are Coping With Infertility

The days are shorter and darker. Store fronts slowly transform into sparkly and seemingly mocking displays of joy and good tidings. Emails and phones buzz as family gatherings are organized. The end of another calendar year begins to draw near. It is the holiday season. A time of year filled with emotion; for many those […]

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by Emma Thake

What We’re Thankful for at YinOva

This year we thought it would be nice to take a moment and think about what we are grateful for, and we wanted to share with you!

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A Thanksgiving Digestive Survival Guide

We all know that Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. But it’s no secret that the real focus of the last Thursday in November’s festivities is food. Though overdoing it may be easy to achieve this holiday season, some may be dreading dinnertime in fear of a digestive nightmare. 

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What do I do with All These Gourds?

Here we are, smack in the middle of pumpkin season, and you’re probably finding yourself knee-deep in festive orange, gold and green displays all over your home or apartment. I’m the same way. I love a good gourd, but good GOURD what do I do with all of them after Thanksgiving ends and Christmas or […]

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Grow an Amaryllis in Time for the Holidays

Tricking a bulb to flower indoors, out of season, is called “forcing” but really it’s more like coaxing and is remarkably easy to do. This makes growing an amaryllis a very satisfying winter project. You can solve some of your gift-giving problems by planting the bulbs now in decorative pots. Come the holidays you’ll have […]

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by Emma Thake

Get pumped about pumpkin

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin flavored donuts, pumpkin spiked beer, pumpkin scented candles. Basically it’s pumpkin this and pumpkin that. How else are we supposed to know that it’s fall? Honestly, thank you Starbucks, for it is your autumnal drinks that help to keep us on track with what season it is (or soon will be).

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L’Shana Tova: Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and beyond

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes a customary heap of symbolic food offerings. Chief among these is the combination of apples dipped in honey.

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Caring for summer’s minor mishaps: food poisoning (Part III)

For lots of my patients (and me!), summertime is about having fun with food. Whether we are traveling abroad or tailgating at the stadium, coming together around meals is a big part of what we do when the weather gets warm.

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