Are you thinking about becoming pregnant in the next year? There are some simple things you can do to start getting ready for a healthy pregnancy.Start taking a daily prenatal vitamin or a multivitamin with folate (also called folic acid). This reduces your risks for certain birth defects like spina bifida, a spinal cord formation defect. Assess your diet and make changes if necessary to avoid processed foods and have a more balanced diet with adequate servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You don’t necessarily need to diet before trying to get pregnant, but eating... Read More
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We usually think of August as back to school month. Certainly, as soon as the fireworks have ended, stores quickly switch out displays of red, white and blue for ones filled with crayons, notebooks, backpacks, and the like. But did you know August is also National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)? This annual observance celebrates the benefits of and highlights the importance of immunizing people of all ages.
As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 26 years, I can tell you that most kids do not celebrate when they learn that it's time for a shot.
As much as I don’t... Read More
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