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Most of us may relate Post-traumatic stress disorder to our war veterans, firefighters or first responders who serve on the front lines. A diagnosis could also result from a traumatic event or life-threatening situation including car accidents, physical assault, verbal or physical abuse. PTSD is a complex health issue that may affect both men and women during their lives with 

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Banks are known for keeping your valuables safe and secure for the future. Imagine a medical bank with life-saving rewards, return on contribution and a direct deposit for helping people suffering from a medical crisis. July is National Cord Blood Awareness and a great time to learn its importance in treating others. Why is cord blood so important? It is 

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“You have breast cancer,” is scary for any woman to hear no matter her age or race. We’re the glue that holds everything together - no time for a medical crisis. When faced with hardships, the true spirit of what it means to be a woman will shine through the darkness. From the teen years, our breasts have grown up 

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There are 38 million people in the U.S. whose lives are upended by these headaches. We can’t know your pain but hope to better understand the condition and the effects it has on daily life. The month of June brings national awareness shining a spotlight on this healthcare issue. The National Migraine Foundation website lists: 1 billion worldwide with 1 

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It’s almost time to crank up that AC and feel the cool breezes that give a break from soaring temperatures. For women who suffer from hot flashes due to menopause, a giant windmill might work better to turn down that flame! Hot flash means “feverish heat” and women going through them are ready to call the fire department for help! 

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You may not see it in their outward appearance, but your neighbor, co-worker or friend may be a Fibromyalgia sufferer. This is a condition that can rob people of their ability to fully participate in everyday life while facing a tough and silent struggle. When we cut our finger, we run for a band-aid, stub our toe, and we let 

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April is designated as National STD Awareness Month and an important time to help educate everyone about the dangers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. We can’t continue to ignore this healthcare crisis but must become advocates for awareness, treatment and education for all ages. As women, the subjects that seem to frighten us the most are the ones that are “unknown” 

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Stress is a major factor in our everyday lives - from jobs to money, families to relationships. You name it and we can stress over it! But there is no greater time to try to keep everyday stresses from impacting your pregnancy. What are the causes of stress during pregnancy? The March of Dimes provides expectant moms with a great 

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Women are great communicators when it comes to discussing our family and lives. But a discussion about breast density is not a part of a daily coffee conversation and one we don’t share with our BFFs regularly. Why should you know what your breast density is and why it matters for your health? You’re not alone if you have been 

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Good intentions and resolutions are a hallmark tradition for ringing in the New Year. We promise ourselves that this is the year for organizing our health information, create health savings account spreadsheets, and get our taxes in on time. These aren’t on a top ten resolution list for 2019! Most of us can’t find a paper clip without a search 

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