Posts made in August, 2013

Women’s Health

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Women’s Health

Health Musts for Every Decade It’s never too soon—or too late—to take steps to protect your health. But, of course, the sooner you start, the healthier you’ll be. Here are the essentials to keep you on track in each decade of your life. In Your 20s: 1. Schedule annual physicals. You’re a grownup and no one is making you go for checkups regularly—so you need to take charge yourself. This is the time to find a primary care doc you like and trust, establish a relationship, and get checked out (ideally once a year), says Shantanu Nundy, MD, an internist at the University of Chicago Medical...

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World Breastfeed Week 1 – 7 August

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Breastfeed Week 1 – 7 August

The first week in August is World Breastfeeding Week. It is a time for people around the world to promote and encourage breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers is the theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2013. This theme focuses on the importance of all aspects of breastfeeding support. Having an annual commemorative week is worthwhile, but ensuring that mothers have the support they need to breastfeed successfully requires ongoing efforts. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective steps a mother can take to protect the health of her baby. Support for breastfeeding should be...

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