Protect Yourself From The Sun & Cancer Misdiagnosis

Ah it’s finally spring…the time of year loved by almost everyone!

The trees green, the flowers bloom, and animals emerge from their winter beds. As the temperature rises, most of us are eager to be kissed by the rays of the sun; turning our skin golden and freckling our noses.

Excited to end the chapter of yet another cold winter, no one wants to be the bringer of bad news, but the truth is…the sun isn’t always our friend.

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Why the U.S. Is Such A Dangerous Place To Give Birth

This might surprise you, but our great nation isn’t so great at keeping mothers and infants safe while giving birth. Take a look at these facts:

► More than 50,000 U.S. women suffer injuries each year while bringing their children into the world. 

► Almost 700 die during or shortly after delivery. (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) 

► The most recent maternal mortality rate (2018) was a whopping 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Continue reading Why the U.S. Is Such A Dangerous Place To Give Birth

Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Symptoms & Cause

We know receiving a scary medical diagnosis can be hard. With a name like central pontine myelinolysis (CPM for short) it’s easy to take one glance at the name and feel overwhelmed, but hang in there with us.

We’re going to simplify things as best as we can and break it down point by point. We’ll explain what it is and why it happens.

As you read this post, be sure to keep one thing in mind: CPM is usually treatment induced.  Continue reading Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Symptoms & Cause

How To File A Claim Against The Military For Medical Malpractice

A few hours after becoming a father to a healthy baby girl, Walter Daniel became a widower.

His 33-year-old wife, U.S. Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel, bled to death at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington. She never had the chance to hold her precious daughter.

How did a low-risk pregnancy involving a healthy young woman end in such tragedy? Continue reading How To File A Claim Against The Military For Medical Malpractice

When A C-section Is Necessary (& When It’s Not)

Every woman wants an easy pregnancy. To enjoy her baby bump, daydream about her little one, and to have a smooth delivery. Complications are the last thing a mother wants to think about. 

Whether delivery is vaginal or via C-section, bringing a child into the world is an intense process. Doctors and midwives are wonderful and without their expertise, mortality stats would skyrocket. But every once in a while a healthcare professional makes a decision that’s more harmful than it is good. Continue reading When A C-section Is Necessary (& When It’s Not)