Pregnancy diet: These 6 nutrients are important

When women become pregnant, some are excited to use the next nine months as a free pass to eat anything they want. And others are concerned about gaining too much weight, thinking about how they will lose it all after…

Slow cooker peanut stew

When serving the community involves serving up a tasty dish — think charitable dinners and church potlucks — this savory stew will wow the crowd. It’s a different twist on familiar flavors, and you can make it vegetarian or add…

Grow your own medicine

By Paula Franken Spring’s finally here and many of us are thinking about planting gardens — either in our own backyards or in community spaces. Growing your own food, free of chemicals and pesticides, is a great way to make…

5 Things to Know About Pap smears

What is a Pap smear? A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a screening performed in your doctor’s office (typically by a gynecologist, but nurse practitioners and family doctors also perform them). A Pap smear tests for cervical…

Cooped up? Here’s how to exercise (safely) at home.

With gyms and fitness centers temporarily closing their doors and more people self-quarantining in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have found themselves looking to start a new workout routine at home. But without the access to trained professionals or ability to…

Avoid these foods after a heart attack

After a heart attack, recovery is key. Depending on your situation, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes, which means you may find yourself needing to break old, unhealthy habits. In addition to quitting smoking, reducing stress, exercise and emotional support,…