October 2014

Good nutrition is one of the top priorities during pregnancy. It is not only beneficial for mom, but also baby. In addition to a daily prenatal vitamin, we often think about getting a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy, protein, and plenty of water. However, even our best intentions may overlook one critical nutrient for pregnancy – iron. A mineral responsible carrying oxygen in the blood throughout the body, iron is more efficiently absorbed into the body during pregnancy. To help make sure mom and baby are getting enough iron, it is important to consume more than... Read More »

The fight against breast cancer is apparent every October – as patients, survivors, family and friends, health care providers, and communities rally in pink to spread awareness of the disease, which has cut far too many lives short. While breast cancer death rates decline, the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women will still claim the lives of more than 40,000 women, as well as more than 400 men this year. Of the more than 200,000 women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, many will face a tough battle that includes surgery, debilitating rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and... Read More »