Know Your Ovaries, Know Your Risk

ovarian cancer
Written by SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

As we go through life, and visit this doctor or that doctor, one message is constant: Stay up to date on your cancer screenings. Whether its mammograms or colonoscopies, you regularly hear how important these routine screenings are in detecting things at early stages. But when it comes to ovarian cancer, there’s no screening available, and that can be a scary realization for women, especially those who have a family history of the disease or a hereditary cancer syndrome like BRCA or Lynch Syndrome. (more…)

Halloween Costumes, Candy & Decorating Tips

by SMH Trauma Coordinator Leeann Putney

Halloween is a magical time for children, with many fun activities such as classroom parties, haunted houses, fall festivals and trick-or-treating. But for parents, there is often a fine line between Halloween fun and safety worries, especially on Halloween night, when the streets and sidewalks are filled with trick-or-treaters. Did you know that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year?! (more…)

Practice Sun Safety Year-round in the Sunshine State

Summer Safety

Although it doesn’t feel like it yet, fall has arrived! Temperatures will eventually start to fall, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down when it comes to sun safety. Fall in the Sunshine State often means spending even more time outdoors—at farmer’s markets, festivals and sporting events—rather than hiding in the AC. Do your skin a favor, and follow these tips to be sun smart year-round. (more…)

Is Your Breast Milk Supply Really Low?

Low milk supply is a common concern of breastfeeding moms. If you’re worried whether baby is getting enough milk, ask yourself this question: Is baby gaining and growing on only breast milk? Then you have plenty of milk. If your baby is gaining, growing, and having plenty of wet and dirty diapers, then your supply isn’t a problem. Then why all the worry? ‘Cause worry is what moms do! (more…)