Posts Categorized: Wellness

Ways to prevent birth defects

Finding out that you’re pregnant is an exciting time, and you are probably making many efforts to make sure that the baby is as healthy as possible. While not all birth defects can be prevented, there are ways women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby and developing healthy lifestyle habits too. According…
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Importance of well-woman checkups

As women, we know the importance of eating healthy, exercising, and general health exams. However, some women neglect to get their annual well-woman exam. While getting a well-woman checkup may not be at the top of your to-do list, making sure that you are continuing with your annual well-woman exam is important to maintain good…
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Hypertension, are you at risk?

Hypertension: What are the signs and are you at risk? Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is the consistent high force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels and eventually decreasing the efficiency of the heart. Normal blood pressure level is considered 120/80. Blood pressure measurements higher than 130/90 are considered high blood pressure or…
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Recognizing human trafficking

Many times, we may think that human trafficking takes place only on the other side of the world, but it happens everywhere. Now more than ever, human trafficking has become one of the biggest threats to many communities and is one the fastest growing illegal industries in the world. According to the National Human Trafficking…
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