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Birth Defects Prevention Month
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.
Using Yoga to Rediscover the Healthier You
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.
Understanding your Mammogram
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.
Children and Older Adults Most at Risk for Suffering Traumatic Brain Injuries
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.