Cervical Cancer

The National Cancer Society estimates that 12,306 new cases of cervical cancer were discovered in the U.S. in 2014. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common kind of cancer among women, but it is much less common in the U.S. The rate of cervical cancer, and the risk of dying from cervical cancer, have […]

Straight Talk about Pap Smears

by Whitney Ward, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Women’s Health Let’s face it. Going to the gynecologist can be intimidating. Women all over the world agonize over their yearly visit, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Knowing and understanding why a Pap smear and yearly exam are so important can ease a woman’s anxiety […]

Resolutions for GI Health

GI health — the health of your digestive system — can have a significant effect on your overall wellbeing. So if you’re still thinking about goals and changes for 2015, take a little time to think about what you can do this year to keep your digestive system healthy! Get the tests you need. If […]

Festival of Sleep Day

Yes, tomorrow is the day you’ve been waiting for: January 3, the Festival of Sleep. It’s time to get ready. The origins of this special day are shrouded in mystery, but it makes sense. Many of us have been busy shopping, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, partying, cleaning up after parties, and generally celebrating since Thanksgiving… or […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Year

Will 2015 be your healthiest year? Here are some good resolutions to consider for your health: Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, less processed food. Increase the number of steps you walk. Many people aim for 10,000 steps a day, but it you’re getting 2,000 now, aim for […]

Holiday Headache Triggers

The holidays are full of wonderful scents and sounds, tastes and feelings. The smell of a tangerine from the bottom of the stocking, the happy laughter of children opening gifts, a bite of chocolate, time spent with friends and family — it’s all wonderful, so why do you have a headache? For some people, the […]

A Long Winter’s Nap

Some of us go back to work today, but many of us are still on winter break, taking some time off from school or work. Time off is important for our health, but it’s hard to get enough rest in our busy world. Harvard University researchers report that 60% of American women have a “sleep […]

Mammograms for Christmas?

It’s the day before Christmas, and you might still have a few things on your to-do list. There’s probably some cooking and baking still to do, maybe some cleaning, you might be planning to attend church services or a party, and you might have guests to pick up at the airport. You might even have […]

Look on the Bright Side Day

It’s National Look on the Bright Side Day. Today is the shortest day of the year — the day with the fewest number of daylight hours. And just a few days before Christmas, this is also a day when you might be racing around trying to get things done, dealing with difficult people, or coping […]

Children’s Health Coloring Page

Kids love to color! It’s good for hand-eye coordination, and it can also be a good stress reducer when kids get overexcited during this busy season. We’ve created two special health coloring pages for your children. These pages provide a fun way to start a conversation about healthy habits.. or just some plain old coloring […]