From the moment you take a pregnancy test and the plus sign appears, your whole world changes in an instant. A rush of emotions take over, promptly followed by a lengthy to-do list. ✓ Schedule appointment with OB/GYN ✓ Buy prenatal vitamins ✓ Schedule gender reveal party ✓ Register for baby gifts But somewhere at … Continue reading Expecting a baby? Look for these 5 services in the hospital where you will deliver
If you work at a desk all day, are on your feet a lot, commute long distances or are required to carry heavy loads — like young children — chances are that your lower back complains from time to time. Sometimes our daily repetitive activities cause chronic, recurring pain. You might have tried over-the-counter painkillers, … Continue reading Lower back pain? Yoga might be the treatment for you
Sometimes in life, we’re given second chances — opportunities to start over and make something different of our lives. My second chance came in the form of a car accident in 2007. I don’t remember much of the accident itself, but I do remember my left arm scraping against concrete and then driving my car … Continue reading Learning to appreciate life after my traumatic car accident
Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and it turns out allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, symptoms are our bodies’ way of being overprotective. The immune system mistakes irritants such as airborne pollen, dust, mold or pet dander as viruses, bacteria or parasites that are trying to enter the body. Mucosal membranes of the nose, … Continue reading The best foods to help you fight allergies
Attempting to get pregnant is an exciting time for most women. However, in the midst of that excitement, you probably have quite a few questions too. Here are some simple tips from an OB/GYN to help you further understand your body and the process of making a baby. Before you try There are a few … Continue reading Fertility 101: What you need to know about getting pregnant
Have you heard the news? Recent reports reveal that the number of Americans dying from liver cancer has increased by 43 percent over the past 16 years. But what’s behind this disturbing trend — and should you be worried? Lack of screening for Hepatitis C Hepatitis C, a virus that gradually eats away at the … Continue reading Why are more people dying from liver cancer?
When I found out that I had Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer, fear set in immediately. As my husband describes that period of our lives, “the wheels came off.” What felt like a typical life of going to work, driving children to and from school, cleaning the house and walking our dogs turned into … Continue reading Why I started an inflammatory breast cancer support group
A primary care physician, or primary care doctor, is your first stop when you are sick or in need of healthcare services —including your annual physical, immunizations, prescription refills, cold or flu symptoms, a sore throat, minor injuries, back pain or even suspected broken bones. Your primary care doctor promotes your overall well-being and makes … Continue reading What is a primary care physician and why do I have a care team?
In a national survey, 89 percent of Americans agreed it’s important to have a relationship with a physician who knows their family medical history and health background. So why is it that, despite this statistic, a significant percentage of Americans do not have a primary care doctor, the first point of contact for your health … Continue reading Why you should have a primary care physician
When the joyous day arrives, and it is time to deliver a baby, the number one priority of a mother is to successfully bring her child into the world. During labor, fetal heart rate monitoring is one of the critical ways both mom and her medical team can closely observe a child’s vitals. Many women … Continue reading Wireless heart monitors improve labor experience for expectant mothers