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Updated at 9:56 AM

Great-grandmothers and grandmothers-to-be might recall a healthy pregnancy eating big bowls of ice cream and other excess food, and today often are seen pushing food on pregnant daughters, but times have changed.Although it might be tempting to give in to the “eating for two” mentality and nosh with abandon when pregnant, gaining excess weight can cause serious problems and also negatively affect the health of mom and baby later.Currently, 50 percent of women...

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM

By Dr. Jeff HershMore Content NowQ: Where did this new enterovirus that is going around come from?A: Although enterovirus D68 (EV68) was first specifically identified in 1962, it has surely been around for a...

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

By Dr. Murray FeingoldMore Content NowHere is a report of a first in medical history: A 35-year-old woman was born without a uterus and only one kidney. She wanted to become pregnant and have children but needed a uterus to...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekA candy bar or an energy drink may seem like an easy option if you’re experiencing the afternoon slump at work or need a quick burst before heading into the gym, right? Wrong. Big amounts of sugar just lead to...

Posted Oct 16, 2014 at 9:15 AM

A little more than 7 percent of Crawford County newborns are low birth weight. Roughly 18 percent of Crawford County mothers had inadequate prenatal care. It’s with those numbers in mind that Crawford County was identified by the March of...

Updated Oct 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Activist-turned-nurse Joy Hepkins helps women through their darkest days.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

By Dr. Murray FeingoldMore Content NowOpen-heart surgery and organ transplants have a great deal more pizzazz and get much more media attention than the prevention of home accidents. However, because such accidents are the...

Posted Oct 10, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekFall TV premiere season is here. Is your favorite show calling your name to the couch? Yep, it happens to the best of us. This is the time of the year that people tend to want to cozy up to a blanket instead cozying...

Updated Oct 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Via Christi Hospital moved yet a step further Sunday with the dedication and blessing of the new Via Christi Surgical Center.

Posted Oct 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Kathy Carr looks terrific, with a ready smile that covers the internal scars of a determined warrior.She is a five-time survivor of cancer. Carr has battled breast cancer twice, but that’s only part of her struggle and triumph.

Updated Oct 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

By Dr. Jeff HershMore Content NowQ: My daughter got ringworm in her scalp. How did she get worms there?A: Ringworm gets its name from the ring-like rash it often forms. It was once thought that it was due to...

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