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Depression During & After Pregnancy: It's Not Just In Your Head

It is not uncommon for women to experience depression during and after a pregnancy – up to 13% suffer from it. The stresses exerted on the body make all women vulnerable to depression, but some more so than others. Factors such as age, substance abuse, life stresses, family history of depression and lack of support…

10 Things Women Won’t Need To Worry About This Holiday Season

These days, the holiday season is much better for women than it was during the time of the first Thanksgiving. Here are 10 things that women won’t need to worry about this holiday season that would have been fresh on their minds back then:

Sugar Land & Houston ChildBirth Courses

Houston Methodist Childbirth Classes As an expectant parent, you probably have a lot of questions. If you are already a parent, you may be wondering about your growing family. Fortunately, childbirth and breastfeeding educators at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital are here to help, before and after delivery.

'Fall' into New Habits (Before the Holidays)

With the arrival of warmer clothes and shorter October days comes the anticipation (and dare we say, a bit of anxiousness) of the holiday season. As November and December are the height of the hectic season, that makes October the pre-season…which means it’s time to ‘fall’ into new habits! Did you know that researchers have…

The Burnout Rx: Check In With Yourself Often

You? You who? Between last month’s back to school activities, adding new staff or managing parental care, it’s no wonder women multi-task themselves into near burnout! As innate managers and caregivers, we can all fall into a certain schedule that leaves no time for Y-O-U. Those commitments filling your calendar squares may be well meaning…

Taking Care: 10 Simple Ways To Care For That Senior Citizen in Your Life

While the month of August brings to mind all the children saying ‘Goodbye’ to summer and ‘Hello’ to another school year, there’s another reason to celebrate that doesn’t involve finishing the school supply shopping! August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day, as observed in the United States. Serving as a reminder to look after the…

May 12th: International Nurses Day

In the world of nursing, there is one person’s birthday that is celebrated above anyone else’s;Florence Nightingale. In her honor International Nurses Day is celebrated every May12th. The theme for 2014 is “Nurses: A Force for Change- A vital resource for health.”During the month of May, there will be conferences and other events held world-wide…

National Women’s History Month

Women’s history has only been recognized as a major aspect of American history in the last half century. Before this time, all recorded history was written by men and only from the man’s perspective. Only beginning in the early 1960’s did women’s history slowly start to appear in history textbooks. Since that time, women’s history…

Wear Red for American Heart Month

February is heart month, not as in love, but heart health. This month is American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day is February 7th 2014. Many women are still unaware of this national day of color; so let’s help spread the word. The American Heart Association began this yearly event in 2003 to help…

Skin Care for Pregnant Women

The term “pregnancy’s glow” always brings to mind rosy cheeks and fresh radiant skin, but, for many pregnant women, the reality of how their skin changes is just not as “rosy”.  Skin care for pregnant women is not something many think about until they find their skin resembling that of a lizard’s or when acne…