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Local Woman Encourages Smokers to Get Lovelace’s Cancer Screening

 
Millicent “Millie” Wilson, 60, was watching television one evening when she came across a commercial about a low-dose CT chest scan offered at Lovelace Cancer Center.
 
“Knowing that I smoked cigarettes for over 40 years, I researched online to see if I qualified for the low-dose CT scan,” said Millie.
 
The $99 low-dose CT chest scan for lung cancer screening is simple, effective and can improve the outcome with early diagnosis.
 

Family can help breastfeeding success

 
Do you have a family member ready to deliver or in the early weeks of breastfeeding? It takes careful time and energy to get breastfeeding off to a healthy start and it isn’t all up to mom. True, she makes the milk, but there are ways the family can help support the transition to breastfeeding with ease. 
 

What to consider when you’re trying to conceive

 
Are you thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congratulations! Preparing you and your partner’s bodies for pregnancy are important factors in pre-pregnancy planning. 
 

Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke

 
Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest summer health hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The main cause of any heat-related illness is your body’s inability to cool itself down. When the body’s internal temperature is not regulating properly, it is less able to cool itself efficiently. Understanding the differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke can save your life or that of a loved one.
 

Choosing a Maternal Care Provider

 
It’s decision time! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to consider who you want to help care for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy journey. Every woman deserves a safe and satisfying birth experience and taking time early in your pregnancy to learn about the different types of prenatal care providers is a critical factor when deciding on a birthing plan that fits your needs and wants.
 
Types of Prenatal Care Providers
 

IVF from a Dad’s Perspective

 
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an intricate sequence of procedures used to aid in the conception of a child when a couple is experiencing infertility, illness or genetic concerns.