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Heart disease remains the leading killer for both men and women in the United States

Women and Heart Health

Heart disease remains the leading killer for both men and women in the United States, but unfortunately, women may not realize this fact. Women worry about breast cancer as they age, perhaps due to the amazing programs related to breast health. Women consider heart…

pelvic congestion syndrome

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Erin Johnson had been dealing with chronic pelvic pain since she was 16 years old. Over the years, she underwent many CT scans and X-rays, and received many different diagnoses. “It was a powerful ache in my lower abdominal and back area that would get worse throughout the day,” says Erin. The…

children with diabetes

A Nurse (and Mom’s) Journey with Diabetes

Nicole G. McLemore RN, BSN-ONC contributed the following article. It’s her personal perspective and reflection of her journey through diabetes, both as a mother and a nurse.  If I asked you to wear pink during October, it probably would not take you very long…

Multiple Births/Multiple Challenges

Vol. 6 •Issue 26 • Page 29 Multiple Births/Multiple Challenges Anticipating the birth of several babies from one mother requires planning and multidisciplinary input By Maureen Hauk, BSN, RN,C Multiple births present multiple challenges for all involved. The most recent birth of quadruplets at…

Thyroid Conditions

DOWNLOAD NOW What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a small gland that lies in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple.  Though it is small, measuring approximately 2 inches across, it affects many bodily functions, such as the heart rate, metabolism,…

Pregnancy Exercise

Is Exercise Safe During Pregnancy? Regular exercise during pregnancy benefits a mother and her baby in many ways. It reduces back pain, eases constipation, may decreased risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and cesarean delivery, promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy, improves overall fitness, and…

cervical cancer screening

Cervical Cancer Screening

DOWNLOAD NOW At one point in time, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of cancer deaths for women living in the United States. Thankfully, the number of cervical cancer cases, and subsequently the number of deaths related to cervical cancer, have dropped…

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