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May 7th, 2018

…now what?

Many women are unsure of what to do first once they see that second line light up on a pregnancy test. Before you do anything else, take a deep breath. All the planning and preparing can wait a while. As you think about how to spend the next 40 weeks, recognize that the best way to care for your growing baby is to take great care of yourself.

First steps...

April 27th, 2018

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant but can’t, ask yourself this question:

Have you and your partner been consistently trying to conceive without success over the last one to two years? Because it’s not unusual for it to take that long.

The truth is that just over 10 percent of couples in their child-bearing years encounter difficulties conceiving or sustaining pregnancy. But...

April 25th, 2018

Cramping, bloating, excessive gas and alternating bouts with diarrhea and constipation – sound familiar? April is IBS Awareness Month, and we agree that the timing makes sense. With such frequent opportunities to over-indulge in springtime backyard cookouts, and the difficulty of staying on your usual schedule for exercising and eating during vacation travel, this time of year provides the...

March 3rd, 2018

If you’re 50 years and older or 45 for African Americans and haven’t done so yet, now is the time to get a colonoscopy.

Of course, there are plenty of reasons you might put it off. You’ve got too much else to do right now… you don’t look forward to the bowel prep… you feel fine and have no reason to think you could get sick someday. But reasons AREN’T excuses, and you know that.

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