Browsing Category : Health & Wellness

Life’s Simple 7: Preventing Heart Disease


Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.” 1. Get active Daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost…

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers™ Campaign


Americans pay a high price in illnesses and deaths due to tobacco use. Unfortunately, even though smoking rates have declined over the years—from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.1% in 2015—tobacco use still results in far too many deaths, disabilities, and smoking-related illnesses in the United States. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with…

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Post Birth Recovery


The first 6 weeks after giving birth is a time of major change for your body and your emotions. You may be in a hurry to get back to your pre-pregnancy state. But taking the time to care for yourself and bond with your partner and new baby will help you make a full, strong recovery as a new mother.…

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Choosing a Health Care Provider


Choosing your health care provider is important. The decision is a personal one that takes patience and thought. In addition to considering their education and expertise, it is essential to ask about a provider’s approach to care and how they will work with you to make decisions. These factors can have a major impact on the quality of your care…

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Understanding the Importance of Vaccines


Become a Supermom and Protect Yourself & Your Family It’s easy to get confused by a large amount of conflicting information about vaccines. Learning the facts will help you understand the bottom line— vaccines are safe and vital for good health. If you are pregnant, it is even more important to protect yourself, your baby, and your family. By educating…

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Alcohol and Pregnancy: Tips on Why and How to Stop Drinking Alcohol


Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: what are the risks to the baby? A mother’s drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities for the baby that can last a lifetime. These disabilities are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Some of the behavioral and intellectual disabilities of people with FASDs include:…

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Smoking & Women’s Health: Learn the Facts


Tobacco smoking, in particular, cigarette smoking, remains the leading preventable cause of death among American women and poses one of the most significant threats to public health. 11 Harmful Effects of Smoking on Women’s Health Smoking also causes the following health problems for women who smoke: Decreased bone density Women who have gone through menopause and who smoke have lower…

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What is Folic Acid and Why do You Need It?


January 3-9 is Folic Acid Awareness Week, but folic acid should be part of a healthy lifestyle every day. You can start the New Year off right by taking a multivitamin with 400 micrograms (mcg) of the B-vitamin, folic acid, every day. Your body uses folic acid every day to stay healthy. Think you are getting all of the vitamins…

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10 Ways to Better Health During The Holidays


December is upon us! As the holiday season kicks into high gear, many of us lose track of our health goals until the New Year. Here are 10 ways to stay healthy during this holiday season (while still enjoying all of the celebratory goodies!). Get Moving – The weather may be less than motivating, but physical activity can help you…

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What is a Midwife?


Most midwives in the United States are health care providers who offer services to women of all ages and stages of life. With their advanced education and their focus on research and partnering with women, they are among the most modern, forward-thinking health providers in the United States today. The midwifery approach to health care has never been more important.…

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