By: Tanvi Maharaja, PT, DPT Growing up, kids fall all the time. Falling and getting up again are an integral part of the process of growing up. Unfortunately, things change dramatically as we age. After a certain point, falls can be pretty nasty. September 23rd is recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Day, but … More Falls Prevention Awareness
By: Carolyn Coleman Since September is National Sickle Cell Month, I wanted to share key facts about the disease as well as my family’s story. Sickle cell anemia is the most common inherited blood disease in the United States, affecting more people than ALS, cystic fibrosis, and most pediatric cancers. Because of the population that … More Sickle Cell Anemia and My Family
By: Lauren Carmichael My son was born 8 weeks early. When he was born, I wasn’t able to hold him. I heard him cry; the nurse turned to me holding him and said here he is; my mother snapped a quick picture of the brief moment; and off he went. When I finally went … More Leaving Your Baby in the NICU
Summer is here;and as many of us start planning summer picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor parties, it’s important to brush up on our food safety tips to ensure that everyone stays healthy. Eating outdoors in warm weather can present a food safety challenge. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, so … More Food Safety Tips
Article taken from “Winter 2018 Wellness Together with Signature“ You’re pregnant. Once you processed that stunning fact, one question probably jumped straight to the top of your mind: Now what? Over the coming months, you’ll have many plans to make and things to do. But what do you need to handle ASAP? Put these steps … More 9 Things to Do When You First Find Out You’re Pregnant
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Ovarian cancer will affect about 1 in 80 women in their lifetime. Early diagnosis of the disease can be challenging as there is no screening test like a Pap smear for cervical cancer. Family history can sometimes provide a clue. If you have multiple relatives–mother, sisters, aunt, grandmothers–with … More Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Article taken from “Winter 2018 Wellness Together with Signature“ Menstrual cycles vary from woman to woman. What’s a normal cycle? And what’s something you should get checked out? Here’s how to tell the difference. What’s Normal, What’s Not You count the length of your menstrual cycle from the first day of one period to the … More Are My Menstrual Cycles Normal?