When will the doctor schedule my diagnostic screening pregnancy ultrasound?

There are multiple scenarios when your doctor may order an ultrasound throughout your pregnancy. Typically, the screening ultrasound is performed at approximately 20 weeks gestation. At this time of pregnancy, we can screen for many malformations (abnormalities). At 20 weeks gestation, it is easier to evaluate complete fetal anatomy rather than performing the exam earlier in your […]

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Is Your Thinking Hurting Your Relationship?

Joe is taking out the recyclables on Monday morning. As he rolls the large green container to the curb, his mind is turning over bitter, disappointing thoughts. These thoughts are about his wife and her behavior the night before. They had some friends over and shared some beers, normally a relaxing thing, but Joe was […]

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Spring IS Coming!

Despite the snow and the ice that remain…spring officially arrived Wednesday, March 20! In addition to the start of spring, there are many national observances (see below) regarding outdoor activity and walking. Please note them on your calendars. As a reminder, we are all to strive to do 10,000 steps in a day. If you […]

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Have you ever wished

Have you ever wished that your spouse could come back for just a few minutes? I sometimes wonder what they would say to us about how we are handling their death and everything else since they died. My eyes begin to water just thinking about it. I wonder if they will know how broken we’ve […]

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Is heart failure hereditary?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care I often hear my patient’s family members questioning if heart failure is hereditary. I understand it is scary to see your parent go through heart failure and wonder if you could be prone to the same disease. The good news is that […]

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What is the difference between chemotherapy and radiation therapy?

Author: Dr. Joel Lundberg Cancer has impacted nearly everyone in one way or another. Yet, despite cancer being the second leading cause of death in America, many people do not understand the difference between chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are two of the most effective treatment approaches for cancer. Until you have […]

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Your Body After a Baby

Author: Dr. Kristen Witkowski Childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences in a woman’s life, but the post-pregnancy body can be one of the most stressful!  If new mother’s follow these five tips, they will be well on their way to fitting in those pre-pregnancy jeans! Avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy. A healthier […]

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