Month: October 2021

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Umbilical Cord Clamping

October 28, 2021

Generally speaking, during pregnancy, the umbilical cord supplies nutrients and oxygen to your developing baby. After birth, the umbilical cord gets clamped and then snipped.  This is just one step of the labor and delivery process, right?  But wait… before we cut the cord… should we be in such a rush? Are there any benefits […]

National Mammography Day

October 18, 2021

What is a Mammogram? Mammograms are X-rays of the breast that doctors use to look for early signs of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, so getting regular mammograms is really important. Mammograms can detect abnormalities up to three years before a self-examination. (But make sure you are continuing […]

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

October 13, 2021

For Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month, we are excited to share the many ways that ultrasounds can be used in healthcare. The theme for 2021 is “Changing Lives One Scan at a Time”.  What is an Ultrasound? Diagnostic ultrasound (also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography) uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within […]

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Breast Cancer

October 7, 2021

There were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally due to breast cancer in 2020.  At the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years making breast cancer the world’s most prevalent cancer. This is why Breast Cancer Awareness […]