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January is  National Birth Defects Prevention Month. While not every birth defect is preventable,  routine prenatal care can help keep your baby healthy.

Your obstetrician can determine whether your child is at risk of birth defects. He or she can also recommend lifestyle changes that support a healthy pregnancy.

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an ideal time to schedule your next women's wellness exam. During your exam, your provider can perform valuable cervical cancer screenings, including a Pap smear.

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Maybe Aunt Edna’s fattening cranberry dessert is your downfall, or mashed potatoes piled with butter and salt. Maybe you’re in a family where there’s not just a turkey on the table, but also a ham or other main dishes.

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The A1C blood test provides information about average levels of blood sugar and can be used to diagnose certain types of diabetes.

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Some medical imaging tests can involve exposure to ionizing radiation, and patients should know the risks.

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While the medical field has made substantial investments in developing new, ground-breaking pharmaceuticals designed to support those on a path to health and wellness, in recent years, successful wellness plans have started to incorporate more holistic programs, such as yoga, to offer more self-guided options for wellness. Using the intuitive and meditative techniques of yoga, you can learn to become more proactive and less reactive to the stresses of everyday life with simple relaxation tools. 

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For several months, news has spread of a previously undocumented illness that physicians are linking to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping.

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Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. The good news is that since about 1990, the chances of surviving breast cancer are continuing to improve, probably due to early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment techniques.

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Nursing a newborn is a labor of love, one that requires a mother’s body to produce a wholesome, fully nourishing and protective substance called breast milk. 

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A hernia is when something bulges through a space that should not exist. The confusing thing is that there are MANY types of hernias and not all hernias cause problems for patients.

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Most people hearing the term “TBI,” or Traumatic Brain Injury, may automatically assume the cause is a catastrophic car collision, or perhaps a fall from a ladder.

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If you want to prevent suicide, it's important to understand depression. While most of us feel sad or low, sometimes, feelings of depression are longer lasting and often more severe for those experiencing it. 

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For many people, coming down with the flu can mean about two weeks of illness, without the need for advanced medical care.

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This healthy option for a popular meal or snack makes four servings. Take fresh pico de gallo (also called salsa Fresca), combine with cooked chicken, vegetables and cheese to make this healthy baked, not fried, meal.

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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and reminds parents to schedule an eye exam and vision screening as children ready for back to school time.