Tag: family health history

What you need to know about birth defects

What you need to know about birth defects

Every 4 ½ minutes in the US, a baby is born with a birth defect. That means that nearly 120,000 (or 1 in every 33) babies are affected by birth defect ...
Knowing your family health history may help your baby

Knowing your family health history may help your baby

Recently I had an appointment with a new healthcare provider and had to complete a health history form at my first visit. It was 3 pages long and took ...
Schedule your well-woman checkup today

Schedule your well-woman checkup today

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is as a time to help women understand what it means to be healthy and well.The goal is to get women to make their ...
Getting healthy between pregnancies

Getting healthy between pregnancies

Are you getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day? Flowers, handmade cards, and breakfast in bed are all lovely gifts. But one of the most important thi ...
Holidays are a time for family

Holidays are a time for family

And learning about family health history! I recently visited some relatives that I had not seen in years. After we caught up, they mentioned to me tha ...
National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week

Join the March of Dimes and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health as we celebrate National Women’s Health Week ...
Don’t forget your family health history

Don’t forget your family health history

As everyone is preparing for holiday travels or out-of-town visits from relatives, it is a good time to remember that family gatherings give you the p ...

Thank you Angelina Jolie

How can we not be moved by Angelina Jolie’s stunning announcement today that she recently underwent double mastectomy surgery to prevent breast cancer ...
Chat on genetic counseling

Chat on genetic counseling

Ever wonder if genetic counseling is for you? Join us for a #pregnancychat on genetic counseling and why it’s important. Dr. Susan Klugman, Director o ...

Thrombophilias and pregnancy

The thrombophilias are a group of conditions that increase a person’s chances of developing blood clots. People with a thrombophilia tend to form bloo ...