What makes ovarian cancer truly dangerous is the fact that there is no screening test for ovarian cancer. A Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer, which is a common misperception. The best tool for early detection of ovarian cancer is awareness of symptoms.
Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy(…)
The short answer? Absolutely nothing. Or rather, I got a straight reply, and then felt like a HUGE weight had been lifted from my shoulders. And so did the other mom – later, she thanked me for bringing it up. The question never fails to pause the conversation, but it’s imperative parents get more comfortable(…)
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Children find a way to get their mouth and teeth injured despite our best preventive measures as parents. It’s part of growing up. There are all kinds of dental related injuries. You can always call the dentist if you are worried, but most dental “emergencies” are not really emergencies. There are some things that are(…)
“I’m melting!” screams the Wicked Witch of the West as Dorothy douses her. As I was readying my yard for a party last week, those words from The Wizard of Oz came to mind. It’s mid-July in the Deep South and from the looks of most of us, ladies, we’re melting. You can act like(…)
My daughter has beautiful hair. I tell her so all the time. But you know what you’ll never hear me say to my daughter? … “You have good hair.” For me, that term – good hair – is loaded with assumptions, not the least of which is the implication that some hair must also be(…)