Pre-Pregnancy Checkup

Congratulations! You have decided to have a baby. Have you considered making an appointment with your doctor to discuss how to physically and mentally prepare for this life changing event? Here are a few things to start thinking about: Start taking a prenatal vitamin...

Self Breast Examination

The Why and How October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to remind ourselves about what we can do to lower our own risk of breast cancer, and help to catch it early if it is present. Knowing your own body is important in the fight for early diagnosis, and...

Why Vitamin D is Important to Your Health

Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Calcium is necessary to build strong bones. The three main sources of vitamin D are sunlight, food and supplements/medications. Your skin makes vitamin D from the ultra-violet light (UVB rays) in sunlight. Your body is able...

Cord Blood Awareness

What is cord blood? Cord blood refers to the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta following delivery.  Cord blood collection is easy and painless.  Cord blood contains stem cells (not embryonic stem cells) that are used to treat some illnesses including cancer. ...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

What does it mean, and why me? At it’s core, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a fairly complex hormonal situation, which involves alteration in the way that the hormones produced by the ovaries and brain communicate, and sometimes changes in insulin...

Colon Cancer Screening Tips

If you are 50 or older, it’s time to be tested for colon cancer. In addition to screening you can reduce your risk for colon cancer by eating a healthy diet, exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes daily, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid smoking. Go to the...

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).  The American Cancer Society estimates  that   207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will...