Tagged with Prevention

In Honor of National Heart Month

The heart is symbolic of love, romance, and Valentine’s Day. Our beating heart is responsible for our very existence, sustenance and vitality. It is sobering to realize that a baby’s heart starts beating 18 days from conception or about 3 to 4 weeks. On ultrasound, a baby’s heart is audible at approximately 8 weeks. Just … Continue reading

The Mammogram

As I lay on the procedure table, I could not stifle the laugh that was threatening to take hold of my body. I was repeatedly warned to lie perfectly still because any movement would threaten the accuracy of the biopsy. Stop it! I admonished myself, as my shoulders began to rise and fall with laughter. … Continue reading