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October 01, 2012

I Survived.

The inspiring stories of two local mothers who beat breast cancer

In October of 2011, Maria Vasey found out that she had stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. She was only 48 years old, physically fit, and had received mammograms – all healthy – since she was 35....more»
July 01, 2012

The Evolution of Childbirth Education

How women today prepare for childbirth

Back in the 1980s, childbirth education focused primarily on the methods of natural childbirth—how to breathe, relax and minimize pain—almost in a one-size-fits-all manner....more»
May 01, 2012

Women's Health

Putting yourself first

It seems, as women, we are always taking care of everyone else first and ourselves last, if at all. Sometimes it even takes some sort of medical crisis to get us to pay attention to our own health....more»
February 01, 2012

Luxuries for New Mothers

Spot on suggestions from those in the know

Moms get tons of attention when they're expecting, everything from baby showers resplendent with gifts and cake, to complete strangers touching their bellies in elevators or the grocery store....more»
October 01, 2011

Women's Health

Girlfriend Talk: On Maternity Care

Special event for moms-to-be

Sometimes you just need a girlfriend to talk to. A girlfriend's reassurance is particularly important when you are facing a "big life moment....more»
October 01, 2011

Women's Health

Beating Breast Cancer in Indiana

Stories from two local mothers

In 2007 Traci Runge quietly donated her own healthy breast tissue to the Komen Tissue Bank. It was a gesture she did to honor an acquaintance who was battling the disease....more»
October 01, 2011

Women's Health

Knowledge is Power: How Breast Awareness Saves Lives

Breast care, physical health and support systems

Breast health is an important topic in women's health today, as it is vital for women to become educated and proactive in their breast care....more»
April 01, 2011

Women's Health

A Common Sight on Ultrasounds

Kidney swelling detected during pregnancy usually resolves on its own

For most parents, ultrasounds during pregnancy bring a mixture of excitement and anxiety. No one wants to hear that anything looks out of the ordinary....more»
February 01, 2011

Women's Health

Prevention is Best in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Take a Moment to Think About Cardiovascular Health

February brings to mind visions of red hearts and Valentine's Day, and it is also a good time to think about those diseases which can literally break your heart....more»
January 01, 2011

Women's Health

Understanding Cervical Health

Knowing the Facts Can Be Life Changing at Any Age

At only a few square centimeters, the cervix is a small and often overlooked body part, but cervical health is an important concern that, if ignored, can lead to serious repercussions....more»
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