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Vaping Not Free of Dangers – Part 2

Last week, we highlighted the fact that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning concerning vaping, asking people who use the products to stop. This week, more deaths have been reported; an additional 800+ people have become ill from a lung disease attributed to vaping and e-cigarettes. The cause of this current outbreak … Continued


Vaping Not Free of Dangers: Health Officials Urge People to Stop

“People are dying from vaping and there’s hundreds of new cases each week of serious and fatal lung injuries from vaping,” Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said in a video on the agency’s website. At least seven other “probable/confirmed vaping related cases” have happened in that state alone. According to … Continued


Summer Safety Tips Whether or Not You’re Pregnant

The official kickoff of summer – the Memorial Day weekend – has come and gone. Even though temperatures in Wyoming may not reflect summer is upon us (or even spring for that matter!), the weather forecast for the upcoming weekend shows hints of warmer weather. Likely most people are happy about that! With summer comes … Continued


The Importance of STD Testing for Pregnant Women

The latest Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis continue to rise in the United States. Nearly 2.3 million cases were reported in 2017. For the past several years, STDs (also known as STIs or sexually transmitted infections) have increased significantly. This is … Continued


Will Having An Abortion Hurt My Chances to Have Children in the Future?

A medical procedure can have unpleasant effects on a person. Abortion is a medical procedure, and therefore, can impact a woman’s health, including future pregnancies. Abortion Complications Complications can arise from an induced abortion, such as infection and damage to the uterus; these are primary causes of fertility risk to women who might desire to … Continued


Suicide Prevention – Help Yourself, Help Others

The fall season is upon us. Leaves are changing, the temperature is cooling, and school is starting. Some people love autumn and can’t wait for pumpkin spice-flavored everything and colorful aspen and maple leaves. Other people, however, dread this time of year and find themselves depressed; some may even have suicidal thoughts. Your Mental Health … Continued


Wellness Wisdom for Women

As August and the summer of 2018 wind down, college and public school classes begin, and we prepare for another month and a new season, one question we can ask ourselves is: how well are we? Our health is important. We women serve many roles: daughters, sisters, mothers, friends, employees, maybe employers, students, wives/girlfriends. We … Continued


Don’t Drown in Life

You may have heard this common warning from the National Weather Service and the Weather Channel when flooding occurs: “Turn around don’t drown!” The statement refers to encountering a flooded roadway and attempting to cross it in a vehicle. Any time water covers a roadway, driving through it is dangerous; a person could possibly be swept … Continued


Man Flu is Real!

Ok girls, we may have to be nicer to our men when they are sick. A scientific study in the Journal of Physiology in 2016 found the reason for “Man Flu!” While women often complain about how whiny their sick men are, there may actually be some validity to men’s whimpering. Apparently the female hormone estrogen provides … Continued


A Healthy Relationship With Your Partner Is Possible

The year was 1993, and I was a senior in high school. I passed this good looking guy in the hallway.  He had jet black hair and piercing bright blue eyes. He was kind of shy around girls and a class clown. He was wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey, number 8, for quarterback Troy Aikman. … Continued


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