Women’s Health Resource Center

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…

“The Best Day of My Life” (continued)

The Story of One Nurse Conquering Breast Cancer Editor’s note: Susan Flavin, MSN, RN, shared her story about her 2009 breast cancer diagnosis and recovery with us a couple weeks ago. This is the rest of Susan’s story. At this point, we’ve established Susan…

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