Published on Thursday, April 11 2013 08:11
By, Janelle Boyington, RM, CPM
As the granddaughter of a survivor, as a healthcare provider for women, and as the mother of a daughter, I like so many of us am very concerned about breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and that in 2013 about 39,620 mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends will die from breast cancer.
Various risk factors can increase the chances
Published on Thursday, April 04 2013 21:28
Drippy noses, itching eyes, fatigue, and shortness of breath are all a terrible combination of symptoms that tend to show up for millions of Americans in springtime. While it seems like an awful way for the season to welcome someone, there are numerous ways to help improve the pattern over time.
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 16:59
Our blustery days and lighter mornings are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. For some, this is such a season of excitement with greater ease of outdoor adventure. For others, it’s a season better off missed due to the misery of allergy symptoms.
Over-the-counter allergy medication works well for some individuals to reduce the significance of allergy symptoms. Itching, water eyes, sneezing, runny noses and fatigue are all irritating aspects of seasonal allergies. Year after year, symptoms persist and with long-term antihistamine use, they tend to get worse.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 13:14
Homebirth, as with many modalities of holistic health care, obliges one to be an active participant. In this model, the midwife, pregnant woman, and her loved ones work together as a team. As a midwife I support my clients in this new responsibility and care is individualized to meet the specific needs of each family. Personalized attention is the cornerstone of midwifery care. I share my knowledge and experience so that women can make informed choices. Together we observe pregnancy from a space of trust, addressing general discomforts with holistic options and taking action if medical attention is deemed necessary. The blend of each woman’s self-knowledge, our combined insight, and my clinical skills, provides the guides for creating an optimal pregnancy and birth.
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 12:27
A new blood screening test for gluten sensitivity is being offered this year at the Lyons 9Health Fair, which will take place in the Lyons High School gym (100 McConnell Drive) on Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to noon.
Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and other grains, including barley and rye, as well as many processed foods. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep