By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Last month was ovarian cancer awareness month. This disease remains a serious illness for women everywhere. Sadly, we do not have a screening test to identify the disease early like we do with the Pap smear for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, routine use of blood tests such as the … More Do You Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk?
By: Sandy Churchill While images of autumn conjure scenes of falling leaves, chilly morning air, and groups of schoolchildren huddled together by school bus stops, the glorious season also stirs an energy of new goals and fresh beginnings. On a recent trip to our local elementary school to teach enrichment classes, I happened upon … More Autumn Ushers In Fresh Beginnings
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN We all have too much stress in our lives. Unfortunately for most of us, our ability to decrease the stressors that effect us is limited. What we do have control over is how we respond to that stress. Balancing work, family, finances, and day-to-day activities is a challenging … More Keep Calm and Breathe
By: Cheryl Maguire “Is that person drunk?” I asked my husband. It was nighttime. We were driving on a highway while the person in front of us was swerving back and forth in between their lane. Since I learned how to drive in the 80’s, my initial thought when I witnessed this is, “they … More Teens Aren’t the Only Ones Driving While InTEXTicated
By: Priyanka Venkataraman, MD Pregnant or trying soon? Planning to travel? Please read before you travel. Dear Readers, A lot of people are unaware of the ZIKA virus that can cause lifelong, devastating problems for your child. This is a concern for pregnant women and those women getting pregnant soon as Zika virus infection can cause … More Zika and Birth Defects
By: Melanie Anderson This is a question that a lot of us parents struggle with: “When is the right age for my child to be home alone”? I decided to contact my local police department to ask some important questions on home safety and how exactly to know when your child is ready to … More When is Your Child Ready to be Home Alone?
By: Sandy Churchill “I say this with all the love in the world,” confided my dear friend Kerry to me recently. “Don’t buy another pencil!” A fellow homeschooler, my friend understood my frenzied life-style enough to “get” my obsession with school supplies—but also point out that part of our organizational chaos at home is … More Hoarders to Help: A Journey of Friendship