Women and Heart Disease: What You Should Know

Many of you might be seeing red tomorrow but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. Friday, Feb. 3 is “Go Red for Women” day across the United States. While many traditionally associate heart attack and heart disease with men, the statistics paint a different picture. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, not [Continue Reading]

A Friendly Reminder: Breast Cancer Screenings Save Lives

To put it simply, breast cancer screenings are important for all women. While breast cancer can be found and treated after symptoms appear, many women with breast cancer have no symptoms at first. Regular screenings can help to detect cancer early while it’s small and hasn’t spread, making it easier to treat successfully. Here are [Continue Reading]

Why more moms are opting to delay cord clamping at birth

For years, obstetricians and mothers alike have noticed that babies born too early were gaining significant health benefits when they waited for a minute or two to cut the umbilical cord. But a bevy of research in recent years found that delayed cord clamping has lasting benefits for healthy infants too, prompting the American College [Continue Reading]

Top Ten List: 2016’s Most Heartwarming, Impactful Posts

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on some of the blog posts that resonated most with readers. 2016 was a year of overcoming obstacles, educating the public about serious health issues and honoring those who have made an impact on the lives of others.  Here’s a chance to read the top ten [Continue Reading]

A Coach’s Year of Uncertainty Ends with Victory

By Lyndsay Hodges It’s hard to believe how much my life has changed during the past year. Last Thanksgiving I couldn’t imagine giving thanks for anything. All I could focus on was praying that my biopsy would come back negative, meaning there was no sign of breast cancer. I tried laughing with my family and [Continue Reading]

Celebrating Miracle Babies This Holiday Season: “How Surgery in the Womb Saved My Twin Girls”

By Crystal Duffy A trickle of natural light illuminated the mostly darkened ultrasound room. I lay on the exam table, the paper crinkling beneath me as I struggled to find a comfortable position, a nearly impossible task for a woman 23 weeks pregnant with twins. I sat there shivering as I waited for the arrival [Continue Reading]