Hurricane season can be a very stressful time for all Floridians, but especially for pregnant woman. To help reduce your stress, and aid in the preparation for a hurricane, a list of helpful suggestions has been provided. The more prepared you are the more comfortable and safe you will be. Before the Hurricane The following…

There’s all this talk about sugar out there – is it bad for you? It is OK to eat? A New York Times article published in January 2017 about sugar, fat and obesity breathed some new life into this debate. With 61 percent of the American diet filled with processed food – and all that…

Yes. Airport detectors may use a magnetic field, extremely low-energy radio waves, or minute doses of X-rays to screen passengers for unsafe objects. The amount of energy associated with each of these exposures is much too low to be harmful to you or your developing baby. Metal detectors use low-intensity magnetic fields to detect metallic…

Menstruation is the process by which a woman ovulates or releases an egg ready for fertilized by a sperm. As a woman ages, she ceases menstruation by no longer producing hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, necessary to ovulate. This is known as menopause. While most women experience menopause in their late 40s and 50s,…

ABSTRACT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with anogenital cancer (including cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal), oropharyngeal cancer, and genital warts. The HPV vaccination significantly reduces the incidence of anogenital cancer and genital warts. Despite the benefits of HPV vaccines, only 41.9% of girls in the recommended age group, and only 28.1% of males in…

Why is it so dangerous to smoke during pregnancy? Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including truly nasty things like cyanide, lead, and at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic brew gets into your bloodstream, your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients. While none of those 4,000-plus chemicals…

What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the blood vessel walls each time the heart contracts (squeezes) to pump the blood through your body. High blood pressure also is called hypertension. Hypertension can lead to health problems. During pregnancy, severe or uncontrolled hypertension can cause complications for you…