October 15 is National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day; here are some tips for what to do and what not to do when interacting with those who have experienced such a loss.
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October is recognized primarily for its one night of spookiness, costumes, and sugar, but there is a much better reason to celebrate October—Breast Cancer Awareness.
It may be easier for you to adjust your diet if your motivation is less about deprivation. Rather than focusing on what you’re missing, consider what you’re gaining. When you consume a healthful diet, you may be helping your body protect itself from breast cancer.
Unfortunately, dementia and other forms of mild cognitive impairment cannot be cured once they start. But a new study may indicate there might be a way to prevent it.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) may sound familiar to you, especially if you’ve ever purchased or used tampons. On nearly every package you buy, you’ll find the warning label regarding tampon use and TSS. In fact, about half of all diagnosed TSS cases are a result of tampon use.
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month, and this widespread disease affects roughly 10 million women across the globe. It’s associated with irregular periods, infertility, and ovarian cysts that can be troublesome and painful.
Obesity as a whole is on the rise; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that roughly 40 percent of adult Americans are obese, as are 20 percent of children. Childhood obesity is particularly worrisome.
Just hearing the acronym “UTI,” which stands for urinary tract infection, is enough to make many women wince and cringe. In fact, it’s estimated that between 50 to 60 percent of women will experience a UTI in their lifetime, and it is the most common bacterial infection among women.
Summer is an optimal time of year for those of all ages to hit the surf, go on vacation, participate in sports, and essentially spend a lot of time outdoors. When it comes to heart and cardiovascular health, patients hear time and time again how important it is to stay physically active–whether it’s brisk walking, running, or aerobics.
It is almost impossible to ignore the thermometer during the summer in Mississippi. With temps reaching the mid to high 90s and high humidity, stepping outside your door can be a challenge on some days. While the heat can pose a lot of problems, it doesn’t have to throw off your regular exercise routine.