Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter

The following is a repost of my Medical Minute on raising narcissistic children, originally published on April 21, 2013.

The values we instill in our children while they’re young will shape the adults he or she will become.

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Viola Davis hot flashes

If you are over 45 years old, you may be experiencing hot flashes caused by premenopause or menopause.

Premenoupause is early onset menopause, or premature ovarian failure, usually beginning before age 45.

Viola Davis, 51, recently discussed her experience with hot flashes.

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Serena Williams dry skin

Your breath, skin, and muscles may be telling you that your body is dehydrated.

Many people who are dehydrated have no idea until their bodies begin to show signs and symptoms of dehydration.

This is probably the case with tennis superstar Serena Williams, pictured above in Milan, Italy, this week.

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Hillary Clinton coughing

Hillary Clinton is back in the news after suffering the worst coughing fit of her campaign.

Some observers believe Clinton is suffering from a severe form of Dysphagia (loss of swallowing sensation).

In Clinton’s case, her dysphagia causes her to cough violently because her saliva travels down the wrong pipe into her lungs.

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Beyonce Knowles

American singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 35, was spotted leaping off the third deck of a yacht into the ocean off the coast of Italy.

This image of Beyonce carelessly leaping into warm water without holding her nose demonstrates how easily a deadly brain-eating parasite can enter the body.

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John Hinckley Ashanti

Erotomania is defined as a delusional disorder that leads the sufferer to believe a person of higher status (usually a famous person or celebrity) is in love with him or her.

Unlike fleeting infatuation or a “crush”, erotomania is a delusional disorder with longterm consequences for the sufferer and the victim.

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Toni Braxton

Everyone knows someone who is experiencing the dreaded midlife crisis. It is that stage when adults who are nearing 50 or over 50 begin dreading the loss of youth.

A midlife crisis is an inner conflict between our declining youth and our advancing maturity.

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Cushing Syndrome

Moon face is a medical abnormality caused by large fat deposits in the face, back or abdomen. It is a sign usually associated with Cushing’s or Cushing syndrome.

Cushing’s Syndrome is a group of related signs and symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to medications (glucocorticoids) such as Prednisone and Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) or a tumor such as tumors of the pituitary or adrenal glands.

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prince hiv aids

The world continues to mourn megastar Prince Rogers Nelson who died at age 57 in an elevator at his 66,000 sq ft Paisley Park residence near Minneapolis last Thursday.

Insiders confirm the pop icon was diagnosed with “full blown AIDS” in the months before he died.

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