Posts Categorized: Wellness

Are you an organ donor? Here’s why you should be

When a patient is notified that an organ donor has been found for their particular need, it’s an emotional moment filled with relief, gratitude and remembrance. As the national transplant list continues to grow, there are currently more than 114,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Each day, about 10 people are added to this…
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Planning your pregnancy

In celebration of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), maternal health care providers are educating the community about Black maternal health. Topics range from racial disparities in maternal mortality (42.8 deaths per 100,000 births) and morbidity (166% higher compared to white women) to sharing pregnancy and birth stories from other Black community members. When planning…
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Getting a handle on your high blood pressure

High blood pressure (HBP) is one of the more silent, but often deadliest health conditions. High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer because most people who have HPB experience almost no symptoms. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause complications such as strokes, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, kidney disease…
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Hernias: Types and common symptoms

The abdomen is a muscular sac which incases the intestines and other organs in the body. A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall (the muscular sac) through which bowel, fat, or other abdominal contents can get stuck or potentially escape. Hernias can be congenital (born with) or acquired (developed over time) and there…
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Staying Derby chic and safe: Picking the perfect mask

The Kentucky Derby is “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, but it’s also one of the greatest days in fashion. Women and men generally spend months planning the perfect outfit, complete with hats, fascinators and bowties. Due to the pandemic, things are a little different. While crowd size is still reduced, there is also…
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