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Playing It Safe – Keeping You and Your Family Safe and Healthy on Spring Break

A family vacation is one of those special times during which you can enjoy spending quality time with your children without the pressures of everyday life intruding. When preparing for your trip it is vital to understand common risks for your children’s safety and to take proactive steps to prevent issues. Here are some things…

Take it to Heart: Women’s Heart Health

Heart health is important for anyone at any age, especially women. In the past, this disease was considered only for men; however, over time, heart disease has begun to impact women just as much as men. In fact, the Texas Heart Institute states that 40 percent of deaths amongst women are due to cardiovascular disease.…

Stay Aware of Cervical Cancer and HPV Status by Getting Screened

Cervical cancer month was created to raise awareness of the methods that women can use to protect themselves from cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus). Cervical cancer is often caused by HPV, which is a common infection that spreads through sexual activity.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Healthy Resolutions

It seems every year we set some New Year’s resolutions pertaining to health, wellness and fitness. Unfortunately, these are resolutions that are often forgotten or dropped by the wayside as we get farther into the year. There are ways to keep your healthy New Year’s resolutions, so here are some tips to help you improve…

Mindfulness and Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects more than 3 million women each year. Dr. Sona Dimidjian, a neuroscience and psychology professor at the University of Colorado, investigated an alternative solution to the traditional treatment of pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy.

Birth Control Pill Recall

On October 4, 2016 Par Pharmaceutical announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of Gildess, Gildess FE, and Gildess 24 FE products due to reduced Ethinyl Estradiol Levels.

The Importance of Good Dental Health

Taking care of your teeth has benefits that reach far beyond good dental health. Good dental hygiene also plays a role in your overall physical health. Visiting the dentist every six months, flossing every day and brushing at least twice a day all play a part in a healthy smile and healthy body.

How Often Should I Get a Pap Smear?

While in the past it was recommended that every woman get a Pap smear every year, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) revised the 2006 guidelines they had set for cervical Pap smear screening. The changes were based on a new, more detailed understanding of the behavior of cervical cancer and pre-cancer.

Top 5 things Everyone Needs To Know About Zika

Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitoes. You can also get Zika through sex. Many areas in the United States have the type of mosquitoes that can spread Zika virus. These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters and can also bite at night. Also, Zika can be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to…

World Breastfeeding Week

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) celebrates the 25th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week this year. The organization, which is focused on “protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding worldwide” works toward creating resources and educational opportunities for women, families and communities to increase knowledge and awareness of breastfeeding as well as the challenges that can…