As if this year hasn’t been crappy enough, I decided to get my first colonoscopy - seven years before the recommended screening age.  Why though?  My mother had some troubling results with her last colonoscopy and while her situation was easily...
If you’re reading this, most likely you are on some device- a cell phone, computer, or tablet. AND you probably came across this post via social media. This last year has stretched us as women, partners, and parents. One thing...
Expert Tips for Installing your Car Seat  You’ve survived nine months of pregnancy, delivery, those first few diaper changes, and feedings! The hard part is over, right? Now all that’s left is to figure out that car seat you got. Car...
If you are constantly stuck and frustrated, jumping from diet to diet, or maybe you get to a certain goal but then quickly gain it all back or worse, stop... ...this is for you. I've worked with hundreds of women who...
Urgent care clinics can treat a plethora of symptoms and ailments and are a great option for non-emergent things that you wouldn't go to the Emergency Room
You have cancer. These are three words no one wants to hear. I heard them on Thursday, March 26, 2020, right before I was supposed to log on to a Zoom call. I was a healthy, 35-year-old mom of two with...
New parents stress about lots of things, including how to feed their baby. From breastmilk and formula to baby food basics, Blank Children’s Hospital has got you covered! Breastfeeding and Pumping Many new moms choose to breastfeed their babies. Although it...
Let’s learn about endometriosis, a disorder which affects 1 in 10 women (about 200 million women worldwide) according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder where tissue like what is normally found...
Not everyone enjoys working out. And there's a lot of reasons this could be. But moving is really important for our health...not just to be fit and look good. Exercise also increases energy, boosts mood, lowers anxiety, and helps...
  Perimenopause is the time during which a woman’s body transitions to menopause. Women experiencing perimenopause, or “around menopause,” often show one or more related menopause symptoms. Symptoms and signs of menopause often start in the 40s but can begin...

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Water Safety Tips Could Save a Life

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May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. As we head to pool and beach season, it’s the perfect time for all families and caregivers...
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