4 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year spent with friends and family with many great traditions and activities. Unfortunately, it is also a common time of year for unhealthy eating and decreased activity levels. The average American gains 1-2 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, […]

What to Expect From Each Trimester

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A normal, full-term pregnancy ranges from 37-42 weeks and is divided into three trimesters. Every trimester lasts between 12 and 14 weeks. Each one brings different changes to your body, new challenges, and new excitement as your baby grows. However, pregnancies do not follow a script, and each one is different for every woman. Some […]

4 Common Complications After Surgery

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Surgery is an experience that most people want to avoid. However, sometimes it’s inevitable. If you need surgery, it’s important to remember that the recovery is just as important as the surgery itself. The post-surgical period is an important and delicate time. You should try to do everything possible to avoid post-op complications. It’s easy to get so focused on […]

Focusing on Joint Health, Not Just for the Elderly

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You may think taking care of your joints is for old people. You may think that because you’re are 25 or 35, you won’t need to be concerned about your joints for a while. However, your joint health becomes a matter of importance earlier than you think. No matter how old you are, joint health […]

5 Warning Signs You Should Call Your OBGYN About

Warning signs to discuss with your OBGYN

It is always said that prevention is the best defense against future health problems. But sometimes we can’t always predict when or what health issues may occur. Whether pregnant or not, you should have regular visits with your OBGYN. Between your normal trips for routine pap smears, health screenings, or routine pregnancy appointments, there are […]

After Surgery Care: 5 Things You Should Know

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“We’re going to have to operate” are words that nobody wants to hear. But sometimes operations are inevitable. What follows after the surgery? You will most likely be stuck in bed for days, feel tired, and experience some pain. However, there are things you can do to help. Here are a few things you can do to make the […]

5 Things to Ask Your Surgeon Before Surgery

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Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. If you’re one of them then it’s probably an anxious and unnerving time. You’ve got lots of questions to ask and only one or two chances to meet with the surgeon before the operation. It’s important to make the most out of these meetings and get as much […]